Many entrepreneurs start out working from home as they work to grow their business. But they’re not the only ones taking advantage of the benefits of working from home. According to a Gallup poll, working from home has increased 30% during the last decade.
The perks are obvious: no commute time and a potential tax write-off for your working space. But, maintaining a high level of productivity can become a challenge.
Our phones aren't going anywhere...working on our phones isn't going anywhere.
With so much information on your phone, how do you find everything?
From remembering where you parked your car to entertaining you with Candy Crush Saga, your phone has an app for everything.
We waded through lists of productivity apps to find the ten most users agree are the best.
Let us know if you have a favorite that we missed.
Nurses are required to instantly recall a plethora of information on the job. And while we’d all love a perfect memory, you’ll have to be satisfied with the next best thing. That is, using Android apps which ensure instant access to up-to-date knowledge.
Whether you're a pro at working from home or get distracted easily, check out the following tips to help you maximize your productivity next time you're working from home.
Spending the last couple years in college has taught me a few things about, well, college.
Here are a couple of tricks I’ve picked up along the way...
Sleep, its connection to productivity, and what happens when you don't get enough.
Anyway you choose to look at it, a factor which plays a key role in productivity is your sleep (the duration and quality thereof).
The following infographic arms you with five effective habits you can implement throughout your day to maximize your output.
After all, who wouldn’t be more productive with an extra hour or two in the morning?
The hardest part isn't just waking up in the morning, it's going to bed on time the night before, so when you wake up early you'll actually be coherent enough to get something done.
We know it's hard, that's why we pulled together 10 tricks to help yourself get to bed on time -- and out again earlier than before.
“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” - Paul J Meyer
When performing an action on your phone you must first find/access the app that will perform the necessary task.
Let's use e-mail as an example.
1. First you look for your preferred e-mail app - for the sake of this post let's just assume you use Gmail. So you will use one of the following means to find Gmail first...
Reason #1. Lower IQ
A study conducted at the Institute of Psychiatry found that multitasking (usually in the form of incoming e-mail and phone calls) lowers your IQ by as much as 10 points.
Reason #2. Shrinks your brain(?!)
As though a lower IQ wasn’t enough reason to put the phone on silent, there’s reason to believe that the cognitive impairment from multitasking isn’t temporary. Research suggests that repeated multitasking can alter the structure of your brain over time...
Tip 1. Become a Hermit.
No, not literally...
This is all about minimizing distractions. Don't be easy to contact. In other words—get lost.
Tip 2. Have a One-track Mind.
This ties back to getting rid of distractions. Avoiding that thing called ‘multitasking’ will make you more productive.