Weekly Round-Up #188: Why Paper is Best, Less Email And The Perils Of Being A Freelancer | Productivity
Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you’ve had a fun and productive week.
The Benefits Of SD-WAN For Business – Paradyn
Networks are now a must for business – big or small. As more people work remotely and we save data to the cloud we are relying more on networks all the time. Traditionally these networks had to be hardwired – yup, old fashioned cables! Now they can be run on, and be managed mainly by software and Paradyn has an great infographic explaining the benefits of a software network for businesses.
Breaking The Dependance On Email In Retail – RingCentral UK
Email is a great time-sink whatever type of business you’re in. In this article RingCentral focuses on retail. You might not think that the retail sector has to deal with a lot of email but you’d be surprised. Orders are taken through email, stock is ordered and there are the interactions with your customers as well. With 23% of the working day spent on email, it’s easy to see why a new solution needs to be found.
16 Essential Time Management Apps For 2018 – Time Doctor
Given that email is such a burden on our time, finding other apps that can help us communicate with each other and save time is a must. In this article Time Doctor round up 16 of the tools that can help your remote teams communicate effectively and keep an eye what they’re working on so you can finish things on time and on budget.
Don’t Ditch Your Desk Calendar: The Benefits Of Handwriting Events And Tasks – Quill.Com Blog – Quill
You might think that using a digital calendar and task list you get organised – and to a certain extent it does as it’s always with you and you can write something down straight away but Quill.com argues that pen and paper can be more beneficial and give you some great tips on organising your calendars and make them fun too.
Seven Ways Making Lists Could Change Your Life – BBC Radio 4
Sticking with paper, BBC Radio Four things that making lists could actually change your life – yes, literally save your life, from saving you money to increasing your self-esteem; a simple piece of paper can have a large impact.
The Freelance Lifestyle & Battling Freelancer Loneliness – Sage
When it comes to working from home, people seem to think that it’s all sunshine and roses, and while it does come with its advantages and freedoms there are it’s downsides. One of these is the lack of physical interaction you have with the outside world – you can order your food online and never have the leave the house if you don’t want to – but that isn’t necessarily a good thing now, is it?
3 Easy Yet Effective Ways To Remove Junk From Your Home – Dumb Little Man
I’ve slowly been decluttering my house since Christmas, but it seems the more I get rid of the more I add to it! If you’re struggling to clear the “stuff” out of your house then perhaps these 3 tips from Dumb Little Man will help.
How To Schedule Your Day As A Work At Home Mom – A Purpose Driven Mom
I don’t really cover “Mum stuff” but if you’re a busy mother, it can be difficult to manage your work life around your children, especially if you work at home and now it’s the summer holidays it could be even more difficult so here’s some tips from Cara Harvey.
168 Hours: What I’ve Learned Tracking Every 15 Minutes Of My Week : The Art Of Non-Conformity – Chris Guillebeau
I’m a big fan of time tracking – I track all of the work I do at my computer so I can see where I am spending (and wasting) my time but tracking time in 15 minute increments? That’s probably too much for me so we’ll let Chris Guillebeau do all the hard work for us!
Have A Great Weekend
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Until next week, Stay Productive!