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    Updated on Oct 4, 2019. Posted on Oct 1, 2019

    30 Things You'll Probably Find Really Helpful If You're A Procrastinator

    For when you said you'd do it tomorrow, and now it's tomorrow.

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    1. An adjustable standing desk, because this'll get you on your feet and clear your head after sitting for way too long. It's easy to zone out when on your bum all day — this'll shake things up (and maybe even motivate some *creativity*). Emails...here I come.

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    You can also use it as a laptop desk in bed!

    Promising review: "If you are looking for an inexpensive way to get started with a standing desk, this is perfect solution! I've wanted to make the switch for some time, but all the options besides building a pile of books were way too expensive. This desk is a great value for the price. I work in a cramped office space, so the fact that it neatly folds up is a huge plus. I'm very happy with this product." —LMP34

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two sizes and colors).

    2. A pack of mushroom coffee mix that reviewers say give them the same amount of energy as regular cups of joe, but without any jitters or caffeine headaches. If you usually put off work because of afternoon slumps, this could definitely help give you a better head start.

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    One BuzzFeeder described the taste as a "tea-coffee hybrid" and that the mushroom presence is very faint. And! He said this makes him "feel clear-headed, chilled, yet stimulated." Sounds a lot better than my coffee-induced crashes.

    Promising review: "I have no idea if there will legitimately be any real benefits to ingesting these 'super-'mushrooms in my coffee, but what I do know is this: They taste good, and they leave me less jittery than regular coffee. That could be just the result of drinking slightly less coffee in my coffee, but either way, it satisfies my craving for coffee and it tastes good." —Kate O'Neill

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $11.57 (available in three flavors).

    To learn more about this, check out a BuzzFeeder's full review in "10 Life-Changing Things To Try In May" (#3).

    3. A pair of blue light glasses so you can read emails without a headache (at least from the blue light). They minimize ~digital eye strain~ to prevent midday crashes caused by your glaring screen, so you actually stay in the zone.

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    Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. And you can't beat the price! I highly recommend!!" —kwatson

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in seven colors).

    See a BuzzFeed editor's review on v similar blue light-blocking glasses in "8 Life-Changing Things To Try In December" (#1).

    4. An extra-loud alarm clock to actually wake up early like you promised yourself the night before. Why, you say? This has no snooze feature. That's right. If you're one to always sleep way past your intended time, it's a new day. Mainly because there's no way you're falling back asleep after hearing this ringing.

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    This was MADE for heavy sleepers — the ringing is LOUD.

    Promising review: "OMG. Seriously, I am that person who can sleep through six iPhone alarms and an iPad alarm and never even hear them! So much so that I was worried about losing my job, because I couldn't hear them anymore. Well. There is no worry of that anymore, as long as I set this every night! It is such an 'alarming' alarm! There is no snooze. And you can't physically NOT hear it. If you have a hard time waking up like me, set this and get your booty out of bed when it goes off!" —Rebecca S

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in five colors).

    5. A tub of heavy-duty cleaning wipes for conquering scary messes wherever they happened — including on your carpet. Meaning: these are about to become your version of cleaning if you never get "around" to vacuuming.

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    These work on almost any surface: leather, fabric, furniture, hardwood, pans, metal, WHEREVER. And! They'll clean up grease, oil, tar, dirt, ink, lipstick, nail polish, food, and a whole lot more.

    Promising review: "These are awesome! The size of the container is large and so was the quantity I received. The wipes are huge and tough, great for scrubbing! I cleaned my whole house with these and they removed stains I haven't been able to get out for a while. I also tried them on my walls and they did not remove the paint. Also, they smell fantastic: no chemical smell whatsoever. These are a great deal on Amazon, and I will be purchasing them again!" —Suze

    Get a pack of 90 from Amazon for $11.94.

    6. A portable personal blender, because this'll help you fight late afternoon crashes with the energizing power of delicious smoothies. Your berries just want to cheer you on as you use all the willpower you have left to reply to one email.

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    Promising review: "I usually make a smoothie in the morning and take it to the office for breakfast. With this portable blender, it has been very comfortable and time-saving for me since I can just put in my cut fruits in the blender and make a smoothie whenever I would like to have it. The battery is really good and last for a longer time, and the blender works really well with the soft fruits like berries, banana, and watermelons, which I usually use for making a smoothie." —Prajjwol Dandekhya

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in three colors).

    See what won best blenders on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    7. An elephant desk organizer that'll finally declutter your space — something that's probably quite distracting. And! It holds your phone so you don't religiously check it, instead of doing your work. Your notifications will be much easier to quickly read...just maybe mute that group chat for now.

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    Promising review: "I love, love, love this. I’m ordering additional ones for my coworkers who were admiring my organizer. It was very easy to assemble (five minutes) and comes with the tools and screws needed. It was actually bigger than expected, but holds everything I need well. It looks great on my desk and holds my phone! I would definitely purchase again." —Tymisha R.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in five patterns).

    8. A set of fine-point markers so you can make writing up study guides feel less like annoying homework, and more like arts and crafts. Sometimes the only way to learn that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell is if it's written in purple.

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    Promising review: "I've used these only a few times since ordering, but so far they work great. They don't bleed through paper, the right amount of ink comes out so you don't get a mess if your hand lingers on the page, you don't have to press hard to get them to write well, and the colors are vibrant. I'm very impressed. I used to use permanent markers because I find it helpful to color code, but so far these work much better." —Kaitlyn

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in three sizes).

    9. A memory foam seat cushion for making sure back pain won't distract you when the daily 4 p.m. *slump* hits at work. This'll help improve your posture, maximize comfort (hello, molding and padding), and perhaps even make you happy to be at your desk. AND it responds to the heat of your body.

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    Promising review: "My lower back and tailbone have been hurting lately for a month. I'm not sure if it is my bed, my work which requires me to lift heavy items, my 26lb terrier who pulls like a horse when we go on walks, or the fact that I drive a Mustang. Since I have gotten this item, I use it for the car, and my desk at home. I have noticed a significant difference! My pain has lessened. I will probably order another one so I don't have to keep moving this one from the car to the computer desk." —A. E. Lester

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    10. An LED table lamp, because this'll make your bedroom as bright as possible if you're an adamant night owl and can't be changed. This'll ensure it never gets dark enough to just "give up and go to bed." Don't. You. DARE.

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    You can adjust the angle, and it has a tool-free setup!

    Promising review: "I was searching for a desk lamp that would complement my desktop. I was searching for more expensive lamps, but came across this. It is well-built, looks beautiful in my space, and the cord is long enough and durable. The light is also bright. I love it." —Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in five colors).

    11. A pair of cushioned ballet flats that'll help you stay on your feet all darn day whenever your schedule is filled with back-to-back meetings. No, you can't call in sick. You'll make it to all of them — and still look polished!

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    Promising review: "I originally bought this for the unique color and thought for the price I would give it a try. When I tried them on they were so comfortable. I wore them all day without any issues. Needless, to say I ordered another pair in black since I wear flats all the time to work. If you want shoes that look nice and are super comfortable, I would recommend these shoes. " —Scuba one

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 22 colors).

    12. A pack of energizing mints so you get your late afternoon caffeine fix *without* a coffee run (aka no time wasted). Its formula of caffeine, vitamin B12 (for your energy), and peppermint (for your breath, lol) work together to get you energized, minus the usual jitters or crashing.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE these mints. They taste great in general and I've had every flavor. I never understood the caffeine crash from coffee people often complain about, because I used to drink loads of coffee and I didn't really experience one. In fact, I was always tired and I never got much of a caffeine boost. Then I started using these mints. I got a noticeable caffeine boost and I could tell when the boost was slowly fading away, but I never felt tired after. I just felt normal." —Queen Torres

    Get a single pack from Amazon for $4.99 or a pack of six for $19.99 (both available in five flavors).

    13. A productivity timer for balancing your tasks and breaks. You work for thirty minutes and chill out for five minutes — studying is manageable when there's light at the end of the tunnel.

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    You can use it for the Pomodoro technique!

    Promising review: "As a musician and computer programmer, there is nothing scarier than an empty page or blank screen. Getting started is always the hardest thing to do when working on a project. In my experiences, I've found that the best thing to curb this fear is to work on one step at a time. That's what I love about this little device; it helps you focus on accomplishing little goals, which ultimately turn into large ones." —Mysteryfish12

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90.

    14. A pack of food containers, because this'll make it easy to finally get on the meal-prep bandwagon. You'll be a lot happier eating homemade meals for lunch instead of the vending machine chips again — and no you CANNOT buy groceries just to watch them rot in the fridge again. These'll make everything so much faster.

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    Promising review: "As a meal-prepper, this size is perfect for prepping larger meals and portion control. And they fit in my husbands lunch box perfectly. He works a 13 hour shift and I send him stocked with healthy meals. The lids fit tight, no worries of spillage. My food keeps for five days and is as fresh on day five as day one. I love the split compartments and the lid keeps them split. I wish I would have had these back when the kids were little for lunches! They are great value for the price." —RA & CO

    Get a pack of 15 from Amazon for $13.99+.

    15. An exercise ball that'll improve your posture and strengthen your core all while sitting down at the office. Plus, reviewers say this helps to increase their productivity since it makes sitting at a desk a little less mundane!

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    Promising review: "This ball is my office chair. It really has helped with my posture and my activity level while I'm forced to be at my desk." —AlexEnds

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three sizes and eight colors).

    16. A desktop document holder with an adjustable clip to keep important documents that you REALLY can't forget about, lose, or straight-up ignore right in front of your face. Procrastinators, meet your match. Your tasks are watching you.

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    It can hold up to 150 sheets in place! AND it folds flat for storage.

    Promising review: "I love this as a writer. I was able to attach a miniature reading light to it and it holds my papers for when I'm typing or editing from them. I used to prop my papers up on anything and they'd slide down. This is great and I move it to the couch when I'm working on my laptop, too." —Terry Spear

    Get it from Amazon for $12.84.

    17. A fitness tracker with all-day activity monitoring so you're gently reminded to get your butt moving when you've been sitting on the couch all day while *thinkingggg* about walking to the store. You'll be excited to see more than the two steps you took to the fridge — errands...you win this time.

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    You can also make calls and get message notifications, set alarms, track your heart rate, steps taken, miles run (lol), AND your sleep patterns. Best of all: it'll remind you to move if it thinks you've gotten a little too committed to Netflix.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my daughter so that she can track her steps. I figured this would be a great alternative to a Fitbit. So far it has worked out great. It motivates her to stay active and compete with her friends on how many steps she can take in a day. With school being out that is really important!" —jessica palmaccio

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in eight colors).

    18. A daily planner specifically designed to increase productivity, time management, and overall ~progress~. It helps you set up monthly, weekly, and daily goals so tasks feel less tedious — it's all about the big picture!

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    It's self-described as "part agenda, part gratitude journal, part schedule, part goal planner, and part life organizer" so daily tasks, such as finishing a report, doesn't feel so much like a mundane obligation, but more of a step toward your bigger goals (like a promotion!).

    Promising review: "I have ADHD and it’s not just about having trouble staying organized — I have trouble getting momentum when tasks seem mundane or when I can’t see how they fit into the bigger picture. A lot of my daily work can feel pretty mundane, and that leads to a lot of procrastination and wasted time. But I sometimes have SO many AWESOME ideas (!!!) that my plans aren’t realistic, or I forget what I was trying to work on yesterday, and then I get discouraged. This planner is SO helpful because its month/week/day format makes me focus on the big picture, yet it allows me to break up large projects into more manageable pieces. The reflective portions also help me reframe my thinking when I don’t get through all of my tasks, so I don’t just get frustrated with myself and give up if I have a bad day or two." —krisalicious

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97+ (available in four colors).

    See what won best productivity planners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    19. A mini essential oil diffuser for creating a soothing atmosphere whenever you start to panic about how lazy you're feeling. It's hard to be productive when you're in your own way — some peppermint aromatherapy oil should help clear your head and regain focus.

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    Did I mention it changes between seven colors and has auto shut-off? This aromatherapy essential oils set ($9.99 on Amazon) has six oils: lemongrass (for calmness and clarity), peppermint (for concentration and clear thinking), orange (for optimism and peace), lavender (for alertness), eucalyptus (for optimism and concentration), and tea tree (for mental strength and calmness).

    Promising review: "This is the perfect little humidifier. I love the lights and the mist settings. It's simple to fill up and rinse out if need be. I have it at my desk to alleviate the dryness from our way-too-stuffy, way-too-hot-and-dry office. My face used to get so dry, my skin would start itching and burning by the end of the day! The lighting helps create a really nice and soothing workspace (those harsh office lights are a killer on your eyes!) It almost looks like a spa! I’m recommending it to everyone on my team so they get one too!" —MsAnonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in four colors).

    20. A pack of Scotch-Brite non-scratch scrub sponges, because this'll easily conquer tough messes (why must lasagna punish us so?) without needing to let them "soak" for several decades. The painful process of washing dishes is over before you know it.

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    They have scouring pads on one side to cut through tough messes, and absorbent sponges on the other for everyday uses. They're safe on all cookware!

    Promising review: "These are very good sponges — best I have ever used. They clean dishes and scrub a pan quickly and easily. I definitely recommend." —deb

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.14.

    See why this won best lowest-priced sponge on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    21. A pack of Shout dye-trapping sheets that'll let you throw your colored and white laundry in the wash together, meaning you'll stop wasting your money on fluff 'n' fold when you've waited way too long. You can do it YOURSELF — at least when it's this easy. These'll lock up loose dyes found in the water!

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    Promising review: "These are an absolute necessity in my house! I have two little girls and I never have enough of their dirty clothes to do loads separated by color. I Just throw everything in together (yes, even reds and white) and nothing ever bleeds onto the other. My husband does his own laundry too (he isn't the best at separating), and this saved him when a red sock accidentally made its way into the whites. If you do laundry, you need these!" —Shannon Schneider

    Get a pack of 72 from Amazon for $10.44.

    22. An all-natural tension relief balm with aromatherapy benefits so you can soothe late afternoon headaches and spend less time rubbing your temples and more time getting your work done. At long last, a day where we didn't just stare at a wall.

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    Its organic ingredients (chamomile, lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, extra-virgin olive oil, almond and castor oil, and beeswax) can help alleviate tension, headaches, migraines, and migraine-induced nausea.

    Promising review: "I am so happy. I had a migraine for 11 days then came across this Headache Ease Balm. It has decreased the pain to a mild-medium headache which is a MASSIVE DROP IN MY PAIN. If you have a headache that's driving you nuts buy this it does help. Although I believe in herbal remedies my pain was so bad I didn't think it would help. I am so happy I decided to give it a try." —Journey

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in five scents).

    23. A bottle of herbal sleeping aids, because this'll guide you to dreamland for (hopefully) a FULL EIGHT HOURS. Not to sound like your mom, but it really is important to feel well-rested in order to do your best the next day.

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    Plus! They're designed to prevent morning grogginess. Their vegan formula contains magensium, valerian root, chamomile, rice bran, and melatonin (and contain 60 capsules).

    Promising review: "Over the last several years, I've always had problems with falling asleep and then sleeping throughout the night once I do fall asleep. I found this while searching for sleep aids and thought I would give it a try — and I'm glad I did! I take these 20–30 minutes before going to bed and I have no problem falling asleep now. Better yet, once I fall asleep, I sleep all night without waking up and feel much more well-rested the next day. Plus, there is no groggy feeling the next day." —Chris Hubbard

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    24. A rapid egg cooker or peanut butter packets that'll let you always have easy, protein-packed snacks on hand so you have plenty of energy when you start to feel hanger creep in. It turns out you DON'T need to stare at the same email for 30 minutes when your belly is happy.

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    You can make hard boiled eggs at the beginning of the week and keep them in your office fridge as an easy, filling snack! OR fuel up on peanut butter packets — reviewers even eat 'em alone!

    Promising review (for the peanut butter packs): "I love getting these PB packs, but they are usually twice the price at the store. If I watch here, I can get them for a ridiculously better price than at my local store. The taste is great, with just a touch of sweetness, and they're easy to eat at my desk at work. I eat these because they are high in protein and are much cheaper than a protein bar that would have a similar amount. Plus they're easy to toss in my purse or lunch bag for the office." —Patricia Ferdig

    Get them from Amazon: rapid egg cooker for $16.95+ (available in five colors) and a pack of 10 Justin's peanut butter packets for $6.56.

    25. A Chrome extension called StayFocusd so you can increase your productivity by restricting the length of time you can stay on time-sucking sites like Reddit. Apparently homework gets done a lot faster when you don't watch an hour's worth of videos on conspiracy YouTube first.

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    But aliens definitely DO live in the ocean, I am just saying.

    Get it from the Google Chrome Web Store free.

    26. A mousepad weekly planner for making it practically impossible to forget the tasks at hand. Plus, it's hard to get mad at your tasks when they look so optimistic.

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    Promising review: "I rarely write reviews, but this product is one I go searching for when the pad starts to run low. It is perfect for those of us who need to keep track of billable time for work. It's super handy for keeping both the daily/weekly to-do list and time spent plus a spots for note, a quick phone number, long term to-do's to carry forward to next week (aka the next page). Then once a week I tear it off, confirm my time report, next week's to-do list, record any phone numbers, etc." —NYKitty

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    27. A Swiffer wet and dry mop, because you can rely on this as the easiest solution to picking up the dirt, hair, and other grime that's been living on your floor. If you always put off cleaning, this will make it as painless as possible so you feel like you're living in an actually tidy home.

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    This comes as a starter kit: one sweeper, seven dry sweeping cloths, and three wet mop cleaning solution cloths!

    Promising review: "This product saved me — I have arthritis in my back and knees, and normal mopping and ringing out were such a chore and pain to my joints. The Swiffer is so easy: no bending, no rinsing out, no wringing. I just put a wet pad on, run it over the floors, and they come out clean. When the pad gets dirty, you just change it. I recommend this great product to everyone if they want a truly clean floor with no hassle." —Frank Paolucci

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    28. A meal-planning pad with two sides: one to brainstorm weekly dishes and the other to keep track of groceries. Now you can actually make your own food, instead of wasting all of your paychecks on takeout when you "accidentally" wait until Thursday to grocery shop. It even has a magnetic back to put on the fridge so it's almost impossible to forget to use.

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    You can separate the two lists or keep them attached!

    Promising review: "I’ve been starting to get into meal prepping and this planner really helps! I like being able to look up recipes on my phone and then write down whatever ingredients I still need on the grocery list section of this planner. The fact that it's magnetic is cool, because you can hang it on the fridge. I love how the grocery list section can be ripped off so you can take it to the store, but the daily meal plans remain on the fridge so you can stay organized. This is a very simple idea, but it’s cute and helps keep me organized and motivated to plan out my meals." —Samantha M.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in 14 styles).

    29. An organizational charging dock that'll point all your cords in the right direction. Will you concentrate better with all your electronics in one place? I'm confident enough to say YES. So long, group chat. We were only talking to you to avoid work, anyway.

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    This baby has four slots and four USB ports that can hold and charge up to four devices simultaneously. It shows you your product's charging status and even comes with two lightning cables for Apple products and two short micro USB cables for Androids!

    Promising review: "We used to have to charge our tablets and phones in different places, sometimes on our desk and sometimes on our bedroom floor. Now we can charge all of our devices at the same place on this same charging station. They are now safely being charged in one spot up high when I don't want kids messing with them. It's very convenient and organizes the pool of cables from my desk." —md osman

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two colors).

    30. A habit-tracking calendar to make both short-term and long-term goals and be better about achieving the daunting work tasks you usually blow off. This'll actually help you watch your progress so things like "responding to my boss before they ask me to" seem attainable.

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    Each month has a theme to inspire you to make even more productivity goals! Basically you just write something you'd like to achieve (be better about laundry) and mark each day that you accomplished it. Plus, it's year-less so you can jump in whenever.

    Promising review: "Tracking time is something people always talk about, but rarely do. Time is to much of an ambiguous concept that feels like a multi-head hydra. I don't know about other folks but I am visual. I need to see a physical representation. Habits are hard to start and harder to break. I like that this calendar can be customized and placed on your desk to 'gently' remind you about your goals. All in all, it's a great habit calendar that keeps you on track." —LEJ

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    Let's be real — it's actually really hard to nap with your eyes open. Just doing your work is easier 🙁.

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