Career Girls are far too busy to stay in one place but when the workload gets heavy and you need to keep moving it can be hard to concentrate and get things done. Transitioning from a busy office desk to changing environments every day can be challenging especially when there is a Starbucks on every street corner. But learning a few nifty tips and tricks can work wonders for working effectively whilst on the go.
Invest in a diary and use it!
Don’t buy one just with the intention of it sitting pretty on your desk while the pages gather dust, you need to learn how to use a notebook like a pro because once you do it will change your life! Keep it updated with important meetings, addresses, numbers and connections so you have all the important information you need in one safe place.
Keep your devices at hand
Keeping phones and laptops fully charged is vital for working while on the move, not having your charger to hand is never a good thing especially when your whole life is stored away on your laptop. Invest in a good USB stick and make sure you have a safe place to store important documents and files, it’s always a good idea to back up your work as unfortunately technology isn’t always the most reliable.
Access to WiFi
Make sure you have access to reliable and effective WiFi as nothing is more annoying than a slow connection, especially when you want to watch some cats on YouTube. Most places have free internet access but if not then maybe source out some quiet places to work which do have internet access so you can plan your day ahead.
When you’re working on the move and there is a distraction on every street corner it can be very tempting to lose track and get carried away. If you have a busy day planned then maybe schedule in some time to allow yourself to switch off and make sure you stick to it to avoid any unnecessary time wasting. Plan a route and don’t allow yourself to step off track, it can be exciting to feel like you have no restrictions, but realistically you need to be your own boss and discipline yourself.
Stick to a Schedule
Not having a 9-5 office space to use can mean that you may work a little differently, especially if don’t have any time commitments. When you wake up write down a simple step by step plan so you have a clear structure for the day, this means you will get lots more done and you can check it off as you go, which is always a good feeling!
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