3 ways to be productive anywhere

Whether it’s on your morning commute or if you’re just out and about, when you’re out of the office and something needs to be done, you need to know that there are ways to still be productive.

These simple tips will make sure you can get stuff done when it needs to be, wherever you are.

Value Personal Hotspot

If you need to send something to someone and your stuck on your laptop with no wifi, your phone is going to be your best friend. Enable personal hotspot and borrow your phones data on your laptop. Make sure your phone tariff accommodates for masses of data usage, however.

You don’t want a text from your network provider saying you’ve used 80 per cent of your data allowance, 2 days after your usage was renewed. There is a way around every technological hurdle this day and age.

Being stuck on your laptop with no wifi needn’t be the end of the world, just make sure you’ve got enough data to get your work done, then preserve it, you never know when you might need it again.

Learn to shut the world out

People love to talk. We are social creatures at the end of the day. But most of us have jobs and work to do, also. When deadlines creep closer and closer and you need to get stuff done, you need to shut the world out.

Click the ‘do not disturb’ button on your phone and plug some earphones in just to make sure nobody tries to initiate conversation. This may seem like a lesson on how to be anti-social, but this tip is only for when the clock is ticking to submit your work.

Be prepared

You never know where you’re going to be when something needs to be done. Thankfully, with mosts of us owning a smartphone of some sort, we have all the tools we need to be productive on the move. Nowadays, our phones can do anything from simply making a note of something, to converting pdf files and scanning documents in.

But be prepared for your phone to fail. iPhones are notorious for having a less than impressive battery life, so invest in a portable charger. Apps like Todoist are also great for managing and prioritising your tasks, so if you feel bogged down with a number of jobs and things to tick off your to do list, organise them and take care of the most important jobs first.

If you’re stuck on a train on your way to work and you find a deadline sneaking ever closer, follow these tips and take control of your situation.

The golden rule, however, is to make sure you’re organised enough to get your work done before everything listed above becomes a problem.