5 Work from Home Habits That are Killing Your Productivity

Working From Home

This is a guest post by Sarah Gabot. Sarah is a Marketing Manager at Sqwiggle, a company dedicated to bringing together distributed teams and empowering remote workers by improving team collaboration and communication.

When you’re working from home, you get certain privileges that traditional office workers don’t get. For instance, you get to work in your pajamas and avoid a dreadful commute. However, people working from home have to face one of the biggest challenges of all: finding the discipline to stay on-task.

Your Todo List Doesn’t Forget

Your List Doesn_t Forget

Last night before bed, I remembered something really important that I needed to do.

I was tired and thought, “Wow, I really need to take care of that tomorrow.”

This morning, I couldn’t remember what it was.

Yet, when I looked at my todo list, there it was. I had the foresight to write the task on my todo list before turning in for the night.

Even though I had forgotten the task, my list had not.

Stop Playing with Your Email and Get Serious About Your Inbox

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Your email inbox is filling up.

The message count is creeping up with each passing minute.

You’re not doing much about it either. Maybe playing with a few messages and responding randomly to a few comfortable emails.

If you want to get your inbox to zero, you are going to have to get serious about your email.

So, stop playing with your email and empty your inbox today.

5 Productivity Apps Your Business Isn’t Using, But Should Be

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If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for new apps to help drive the productivity of your business.

However, whenever you read the latest stories on must have apps, they always talk about the same usual suspects.

Well, there is no Evernote or Dropbox on this list.

Read on, for 5 business apps that your business isn’t using today, but should be.