Yes, there are some products for productivity that can help you upgrade your daily life. When you take a look at the productivity hacks of the most successful women, they all have a few things in common. These ladies start early, stay organized, and schedule their time to ensure they’re able to make the most of every single day.
Even if you already have your own solid routines in place, it’s never a bad idea to periodically hit refresh on your daily success habits to boost your productivity. With that in mind, here’s a checklist with a few of our current faves to help you continue to get and stay ahead!
Step 1: Get yourself ready
Still struggling to break up with your snooze button and get a jump-start on the day? The Sunrise to Sunset Alarm Clock allows for a more natural wake up, using the light before sound mode to gradually transition from sleeping to waking up. Light gradually increases in brightness over a 30-minute period before your wakeup time. Choose from 6 different colors and levels of brightness. Plus, it doubles as a bedside lamp!
When it comes to daily productivity, hydration is crucial. Immediately rehydrate and increase your alertness and energy level by drinking one or two glasses of water first thing in the morning. The Water Tracking Bottle features motivating prompts on it to help you actually drink the amount of water you should, and shows you exactly what’s happening inside your body!
Sure you have goals, but do you set intentions? Goal setting helps you see your desired future and create a plan to get there. Intentions give you purpose, as well as the motivation and inspiration to achieve it. Connect, awaken and guide your daily intentions with the Inner Compass Card Deck. Each of the 49 cards represents a unique theme with wisdom and symbolism. They’re easy-to-use and the perfect companion to help you reach your potential in a fun way.
Step 2: Prep your space
Get in the flow by taking 5 minutes each day to organize your workspace. By keeping things tidy and surrounding yourself with the things that help you work smarter (not harder!), you’ll be able to maximize your time and accomplish the most with your day. We’re loving this 3-piece brass finish organizer set. When inspiration strikes, you’ll have everything from pencils to paper clips within easy reach.
Music has the power to move us, but don’t underestimate how it affects focus and productivity. Cue up your favorite playlist and get into the zone wherever you happen to be with the Mino Mini Bluetooth Speaker. It easily slips into your bag or pocket and charges quickly — just 30 minutes is enough for 2 hours of listening.
Smell is the strongest of the senses and best able to influence brain activity. Try a candle or oil diffuser in rosemary, citrus, lavender, jasmine, peppermint, or cinnamon. These scents are proven to calm, clarify, and promote concentration.
Step 3: Start getting productive!
Check your to-do list and review your 1-3 most essential tasks. Take note of anything you might have missed and jot it down for the next day. The Getting Stuff Done Planner, with its user-friendly layout, will help you avoid scheduling overwhelm and stay on track of all your daily goals.
Next, reply to emails and clear your Inbox. Easier said than done, right! Boomerang for Gmail helps you spend more time following through and less time following up. Write more effective emails with AI assistance, reduce interruptions with Inbox pause, automate follow up reminders, “snooze” an email, schedule emails to send later, and more. Plus, Boomerang makes a top-rated app for your smartphone and tablet to keep everything in sync.
If you’re practicing a time management technique or program, TimeCube Plus Preset Timer is the perfect companion to keep you on task and block out scheduling chunks for better productivity and performance. Simple and easy with no buttons or dials to set, just turn it to the preset time. It’s the easiest way to keep your life on track and get things done.
Have a productivity tool or resource you’re obsessed with and think we should know about? Let us know in the comments!
by Tamara Smith