Productivity tips to fight the winter blues

Woman sitting on the ground typing on her computer
So, you find yourself snowed in. Perhaps, even your Internet is down. In this age of virtual work, you still need to get things done. Are you having trouble completing your to-do list? Don't worry. We have resources to troubleshoot technology issues and to help you stay on track, even if you can't get out of your house.

Make sure you're well equipped to get through your piles of work (and snow). Check out our work from home remedies to make sure you have all the tools that you need.

Next, if you are experiencing Internet connectivity issues, we can help. Check out our client case study here, as well as our troubleshooting tips. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Restart.
The number one solution you can try is to restart your computer. Every now and then, devices will fail to start-up properly, losing basic functions that could send you spiraling. Don’t fret, simply restart and let your computer wake up from the beginning.

Kill programs that are slow.
Practice this function to quit out of programs that are slowing down your computer.

Power off for 10-minutes.
Give your computer a break. If you’re like most, you may not be shutting down your computer enough, if at all. Power down completely and allow your device to take a breather. Make a coffee, go for a walk, come back and restart and see if any improvements have been made.

And finally, stay productive. While the sight outside may have you wishing you could stay in bed, it's important you don't fall behind. Check out our productivity tips for 2021 where we detail the following:

Set productivity goals.
Make a daily, actionable list of all the things you need to accomplish. Checking off items such as "Read and respond to email" will give you a sense of accomplishment in the new year. Consider utilizing Microsoft OneNote to keep track of all your to-dos for the day. It is a great tool that can be shared with colleagues for team projects as well.

Be available, but step away from your devices when necessary.
Take some breaks away from your screen. Here are some additional ways to stay productive while giving your eyes a screen break.

If you want more ideas on how to use business technology to stay productive, contact us. We'd love to help you succeed in these snowy times.