Here's How to Boost your Productivity When Working (or Schooling) from Home
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May 21, 2020
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At first, wearing
yoga pants with a T, and walking 12 steps
to my home office was a dream come true.
No more traffic, heels, and conference
rooms. I thought I finally made it to
heaven. But after week 7 of remote work,
the line between work and life became
blurrier and blurrier. And at the end of each day,
I often wondered
where does my time go?
Balance isn't achieved by separating life and work. It's finding a way to allow them to coexist peacefully.
Working from home
can make it difficult to determine when work
ends and home-life begins. Achieving that
elusive work-life balance seems almost
unattainable whether we're working at an
office or from home. But these days,
I'm starting to think that balance isn't
achieved by separating these two equally
important parts of life. It's finding a way
to allow them to coexist peacefully throughout our day.
You may think
that you have to sit in front of a computer
to be productive. That's far from true.
Podcasts and audiobooks, for example,
help you learn new skills or listen
to the news without being glued to one spot.
If you want to listen to something you
wrote or isn't available on these platforms,
like an article or publication, you can
use a text reader to convert your text to
There are many
ways you can use text to speech to increase
your productivity while being away from the
screen. I've highlighted three that I do
regularly to make tedious work-related
tasks more exciting and less of a chore.
Listen to Emails
Many of us receive
hundreds of emails a day and we spend
obscene amounts of time reading them. With
I can go through my email quicker by
using it as a text reader to read my email
aloud. Listening to email is one of my first
activities in the morning while brewing tea and
making toast. By the time I get to my desk,
I've knocked out half of my inbox.
Writing an article with
relevant and timely information requires a lot
of research and reading. To complete my
research, I often convert my reading materials
from text to speech. I listen to these while
I'm out for a jog. When I return home,
my mind is fresh with ideas and ready to write.
Listen to Contracts
Reading contracts is
boring. And let's be honest - most of us barely
skim these. Who wouldn't when you need to sign a
contract for literally everything, even a
grocery store savings card?
I hate to say
it, but reading a contract end to end is
necessary. Reviewing contracts in its
entirety has become more manageable
since I started using Leksi to read
them aloud. Not only do I catch things
in the contract that I probably would
have missed if I just skimmed it, but
I can also listen while doing activities
I'd much rather do (e.g., go for a walk
or cook dinner). Listening to my contracts
gives me another chance to 'read' it and
sign with confidence.
3 easy ways to boost your productivity while working (or schooling) from home: listen to your research, emails, and contracts.
professionals are integrating text to
speech in many unique ways to increase
their productivity and maximize their
days. We know
Leksi the best, but
there are others like
Google Text to Speech or
Ever used a text to
speech app to increase your productivity?
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