How to Be Productive When You’re Always on the Go

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How to be productive when you're always on the go with Samsung Galaxy S8+

As a working mom and young professional, to say I’m always on to go may be an understatement. I have a full-time job as an in-house attorney, I’m mom to a 4-year-old, and I run my blog by myself.  It seems like there’s always somewhere to go and something to be done.  This can be stressful, but I’ve found that by being productive on the go, I can make the most of my time and still get everything accomplished.

How to be productive with an on the go office Samsung Galaxy S8+ How to be productive with an on the go office Samsung Galaxy S8+

How to Be Productive When You’re Always on the Go

The trick to being productive when you’re always on the go is to turn your cell phone into a mobile command center.  If you see me, I always have my phone in my hand. Always.  Staying connected with my cell phone is how I make sure I stay on top of everything I have going on. I can instantly respond to emails and messages.  I can catch up on the news.  I can take conference calls and video chats. I can create and publish content. I recently switched to the Samsung Galaxy S8+ in the new orchid gray color (not quite gray, not quite purple), and it makes the perfect mobile command center!

Being Productive on the Go: Have a Phone with a Large Screen

When Samsung first brought out their larger phones (I’ve been a fan since the Note 2!), I jumped on board.  Have a large screen to work with is very important for being able to have a mobile command center.  The Galaxy S8+ has the work’d first Infinity Screen.  The screen isn’t just large–it stretches from edge to edge, giving you the most amount of screen in the least amount of space.  It’s actually Samsung’s biggest screen yet, but the phone is still a manageable size.

Being Productive on the Go: Have a Phone that Will Charge Fast

One of my favorite features of the  Galaxy S8+ is how fast it charges.  I don’t have to wait around forever for it to charge when I have places to go and things to do. This phone actually has fast wireless charging too, so you don’t have to be tethered to a cord for it to charge (charger sold separately).  I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing more annoying than trying to charge your phone on a short cord when you’re moving around.

Being Productive on the Go: Have a Phone that Is Water Resistant

I’m also very rough on phones, and I have a preschooler, so I have to make sure I have a durable phone.  The Galaxy S8+ is perfect for the busy mom and young professional because it’s water resistance.  The worst thing is being out of commission while waiting for a replacement phone. For those of you who have a habit of dunking your phones in water (like me), you no longer have to worry about a quick water baptism killing your phone.  The Galaxy S8+ actually has an IP68 water resistant rating.

Being Productive on the Go: Have a Phone with Large Storage Capacity

How many have ever been slowed down while using your phone because of low storage?! It is so frustrating to see that message pop-up.  One of my favorite things about the The Galaxy S8+ is that not only does it have 64 GB of storage as the standard, but you can expand your storage up to 256 GB with a microSD card!!! Now I don’t have to worry as much about deleting important items, like pictures and documents, off my phone to make room for more. This phone also has the most powerful processor, making it super quick in general!

How to be productive with an on the go office Samsung Galaxy S8+

How to Use Your Cell Phone as a Mobile Command Center

I wanted to share just a few of the ways you can use your Samsung Galaxy S8+ as a mobile command center to stay productive on the go.

  1. Organizing your schedule with the calendar app.  You can import your calendar from other programs as well, like Gmail, and even create shared calendars and/or appointments to keep everyone on the same page.
  2. Draft and edit documents. I like to use the Microsoft Word app to do this.  The large screen makes it easier to work with complex documents.
  3. Social media posting. You can use an app to schedule all of your social media posts.
  4. Virtual meetings.  Be sure to download your favorite video chat app to take meetings on the go.

How to be productive with an on the go office Samsung Galaxy S8+ How to be productive with an on the go office Samsung Galaxy S8+

Additionally, I love Samsung phones because of how great the cameras are, and the Galaxy S8+ is no different!  I’m always taking pictures of Kane on the go.  I love that I can take excellent quality pictures, edit them on my phone with an app like Facetune, and be able to store an incredible amount of pictures right at my fingertips.

Right now, you can snag the Galaxy S8+ or S8 at Target AND score a $200 Target Gift Card with either a new line of service or upgrade on a variety of mobile carriers. Make sure to check back here for future promos that might be available with the purchase of a GS8 or GS8+ at Target!

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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 8.1.17

    I’ve always been an iPhone girl, but I am starting to love the bigger screens that the competitors are coming out with! My battery is starting to slowly lose juice and the camera isn’t as good as the new ones – I’m definitely thinking of a switch!

    As someone else who’s always on the go, my main tip is – ALWAYS HAVE SNACKS! I don’t have a toddler, but when my boyfriend and/or I get hangry, it gets ugly!


    Paige |

  2. 8.1.17

    Our phones literally do everything for us these days…and they have to! We are always on the go. Love that this one charges fast!

  3. 8.1.17
    Aimee Walters said:

    These are great tips! This summer I’ve been on the go a lot and staying productive has been challenging.

  4. 8.1.17
    Esraa Bassiouny said:

    Great post. Thanks for sharing.

  5. 8.2.17
    Dara said:

    I’m a little afraid to give up my iphone but this is another great option!

  6. 8.4.17
    Tina said:

    I love the color of your phone! I love gray, but the touch of purple is really fun!