There are many great ways to make your business more productive. You can start a content marketing campaign or create an animated video to get attention from potential customers and clients. However, being productive should start with you!
If you aren’t using your time and tech properly, you could be wasting minutes, or even hours, each day that could be better spent on other activities. Here are four ways you can use tech to your advantage so you can be more productive at work.
Limit the Time You Spend Procrastinating
Procrastinating isn’t all bad. Small breaks throughout the day can actually help you be more productive. The trouble is, procrastinating is infectious, and before you know it, you’ve spent way more time watching cat videos than you should have.
There is a solution! If you use the Chrome browser, you can use the StayFocused extension to prevent you from spending too much time procrastinating. It allows you to set limits for websites you visit often. For example, after spending 10 minutes on YouTube, the extension will make the website temporarily inaccessible so you remember to get back to work.
Set up Tech Reminders so You Can’t Forget
With Apple’s Siri, you no longer have to write out a to-do list or tie a string around your finger. You can set reminders so you can’t forget. From remembering that meeting to calling someone back, you can create time-based reminders with Siri’s program.
That’s not all! Siri can also provide you with contextual reminders. She can provide you with reminders based on websites you visit, texts you get, and more. It’s all based on what is shown on screen, so you really can’t forget!
Get a Second Monitor
How much time do you spend switching between programs and documents on your computer? All those seconds can add up to minutes a day. Make life easier for yourself and reap all the productivity benefits of getting a second monitor.
You can set up a brand-new monitor, or you can set up your iPad as a second monitor. This is an especially good idea if you’re working on the road. The Duet Display app allows you to plug your iPad into your PC or Mac and you automatically have a second screen for any computer.
Get Stealthy with Your Emails
Chances are, you spend a lot of time sending emails. Make sure your messages are working hard by using Gmail to:
- Send stealth emails that can be revoked or expire
- Allow Google to flag potentially dangerous emails that should be avoided
- Enable the nudging feature to remind you of emails that may have been forgotten
- Enable high-priority notifications on your cell phone
You can even set up emails to be sent at certain times, which is convenient for sending emails to coworkers who are out of the office.
Stop wasting precious minutes each day when you can use tech to make your life easier! With these tips, you’ll find more time during the day to get stuff done.