Last week I discussed some tech habits that some of you entrepreneurs and home based business owners may be guilty of. I hope you were able to make a few changes in prolonging the life of your tech equipment! In the meantime, here are a few more to take note of:
1. You bring your work to bed. Although you may find it relaxing to lie down in a comfy bed while checking your emails on your Blackberry or working some quick figures on your laptop, studies prove that having that much stimuli (light, flashing, etc.) before bed actually keeps your brain perked up for hours, interfering with your sleep. Stick to a rule of no tech gadgets in the bed.
2. You have a weak password. Everyone does the standard pet name or birthday password, but that’s just asking for your information to get hacked. Getting your identity stolen is a HUGE headache to remedy. Just avoid that problem by taking a few extra minutes to create a password that no one can break. Get help with that here: hacker-proof passwords
3. You skip system updates. I know its annoying when you’re in the middle of a project and your computer alerts you that new system updates are ready to be installed. It’s easy to cancel those messages and continue with your work, but make it a point to restart your computer when you’re finished with your work. Keeping everything updated ensures that your machines will run efficiently and securely.
What do you think? Is there anything you want to add to this list? We’d love to hear your comments!