Now that we wrapped our fabulous Home Office Makeover with me, Windows Phone and Hayneedle.com, there are a few valuable takeaways I wanted to share with you..How exactly can we ALL recharge our work styles in 2012?? Here are some ideas I came up with using my Windows Phone I’d like to share with you all..
Gotta Get Organized!
Clear the clutter in your office by taking advantage of features like Office Mobile and SkyDrive. No longer do I have to keep a hard copy of all my documents, excel sheets and to-do lists because I have the Microsoft Office suite right on my Windows Phone including OneNote for my mobile task lists. I can even sync all of my notes and documents to SkyDrive so I can access them from my PC as well. Also, with apps like MoBudget I can stay organized and on top of project budgets without sticky notes and invoices. You can make better use of your time the more organized you are, so you have that extra time outside of work to spend with family and friends!
I’m on the go constantly and rely on my phone to stay connected to all my social networks while staying on top of work. The beauty of using my Windows Phone is that it lets me work from anywhere. I can literally update a word document while standing in line at a coffee shop by using Windows Phone’s Office Mobile feature. Also, it’s easy for me to stay connected to my fans and followers through my Me Tile, which allows me to send updates to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn all from one place. I actually save time during the work day because I don’t have to go in and out of social networking apps.
Take a break and get out of the house!
My Windows Phone helps me break out of the office and save some time accomplishing my day to day tasks, so what do I do with this extra time? As a working mom, I’m always in need of a breath of fresh air – between putting the final details on my latest design project and carpooling to after school activities. I use apps like AccuWeather on my Windows Phone to check out the current weather conditions if I’m in the mood for an afternoon run. The app even has Live Tiles so the latest temperature shows up right on my Start Screen as opposed to having to open the app. I also take advantage of Local Scout to find the closest parks to my current location if I need a new exercise venue. And if weather doesn’t permit and I opt to grab a cup of coffee or do some shopping with a girlfriend, Local Scout also pulls up the closest places to eat, drink, and shop.
One of y favorite things about the Windows Phone is that I can personalize it to my needs..and it looks pretty and all color coded how I like it! My own personal design, if you will..
As a writer, I’m sending and receiving hundreds of e-mails per day. Along with being a writer I’m a designer, TV personality and mom – you can imagine my calendar is crazy. With Windows Phone’s Linked Inbox and Integrated Calendar features, I’m able to easily distinguish between work and personal emails with my specified inbox making it easy for me to stay on top of my priorities for the day. The color coded integrated calendar lets me know exactly where I’m supposed to be for all engagements in my life – even Facebook events – and my next appointment shows up right on my lock screen. Windows Phone makes it easy to be a multi-tasker! That and lots of coffee runs!
Looking forward to sharing more useful (and of course stylish!) tips with you..Gotta run!