If you want to make the most of your wellness lifestyle, it’s important to track every aspect of your life. This includes both your physical activity and your mental health—and this includes when you’re at work, too! To learn about how adding Office 365 Calendar to your lifestyle analytics can help you understand yourself better, take a look at these eight tips on how to do so effectively with Welltory. 8 Tips for Adding Office 365 Calendar to your Lifestyle Analytics
1) Start Tracking Your Day
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The easiest way to track your day is on a calendar app. There are plenty of free options out there, including Google’s new Planner, Microsoft’s Outlook, or even an old-school pen and paper calendar. The important thing is that you have a dedicated place where you can add in every single activity and appointment that is part of your daily routine. At first, it may seem like overkill; after all, how many times a day do you eat? But as soon as you start tracking your schedule, you’ll be surprised at how much time goes into things like commuting or cleaning up around the house. For example: If it takes you 20 minutes to get ready in the morning before work (showering, shaving/putting on makeup/styling hair), then add that time into your schedule each morning.
2) Enjoy All Scheduling Features of Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based suite of productivity apps that can help you create files, communicate with others and be more productive. One of its core apps is Outlook, which includes email, calendar functions and more. By adding Office 365 Calendar to lifestyle analytics, you’ll be able to streamline scheduling and better keep on top of daily tasks.
3) Set Weekly Goals and Meet Them Each Week
Research shows that setting realistic, measurable goals and visualizing success can help you achieve them. Whether it’s exercising more regularly or eating healthier, try setting a weekly goal that helps you improve in a specific area of health. Keep these measurable goals (e.g., losing a pound each week) visible on your calendar throughout the week so they’re top-of-mind every day, or use our free HabitTracker app to help you keep track of progress throughout each day.
4) Remember To Take Breaks
Most of us know that working at a computer all day can cause ergonomic issues. We’ve been taught it’s important to take breaks from time to time and stretch our legs. But how often do we remember to take those breaks? Be sure that you are taking time out of your day (try once an hour) to step away from that screen and get up. Walk around, grab a cup of coffee, or even just walk down the hall to talk with a coworker. Your body will thank you for it!
5) Simplify Complex Tasks Into Smaller Ones
When you’re working on complex tasks, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. For example, when you want to start a new business and launch it within one year—that’s a complicated goal that can easily feel intimidating. If you break down complex goals into smaller ones, they become more manageable. Start with something small like creating a business plan or writing a rough draft of an essay; then gradually work towards larger goals as you master these smaller ones.
6) Don’t Forget To Relax
It may seem counterintuitive, but setting time aside to relax and unwind is an essential part of optimizing your health. Nowadays our lives are busier than ever before; it’s more important than ever that we schedule some downtime into our days so we can rejuvenate, refocus, and get inspired. If you want one easy way to improve your overall health, look no further than scheduling some stress-free rest time into your week.
7) Stay Fit For Life With Microsoft Band 2
Microsoft Band 2 tracks your heart rate, exercise and more. It also offers text messages, email, calendar reminders and phone calls—and syncs it all wirelessly so you can view notifications without pulling out your smartphone. And with a battery that lasts up to 48 hours—including 15 days in a basic activity-tracking mode—it’s ready when you are. You can even choose from different sized options for a fit that feels just right.
8) Automate Outdated Task Via Zapier
I’ll have an in-depth tutorial on Zapier coming out soon, but you can use Zapier as a free service (with limitations) to automate outdated tasks that are in a separate system from your lifestyle analytics. For instance, it’s easy enough to create an IFTTT recipe with ShareThis or one of its competitors. But what about setting up a calendar event directly from Google Sheets? Or subscribing items from Todoist into Google Calendar?