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    Updated on 28 Mar 2020. Posted on 12 Mar 2020

    Just 13 Items To Make Sure You Don't Slack Off Working From Home

    Or, "How To Not Get Fired When Working From Home".

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    1. This MiGoals Desk Pad, which will keep you on track, though your couch and TV are doing their best to call you away from your laptop.

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    This motivating desk pad will help you prioritise your daily tasks (if it doesn't make your top three goals, you're probably best served diverting your attention elsewhere), stay organised and tick things off your check list.

    Buy for $12.95 from Myer.

    2. This motivational water bottle, which will remind you to hydrate in-between your passive aggressive emails.

    Amazon

    Dehydration is the enemy of energy and concentration, so fix your productivity with all the water. This litre bottle is marked with times, so when you glance at your bottle and realise its past the hour, you know it's time to take another swig. It helpfully lets you know just what a certain amount of liquid is doing for you, including, "3 p.m. — Reduce Fatigue" and "5 p.m. — Hydrate skin".

    Buy for $28.99 from Amazon Australia.

    3. This cord organiser, because I know all your cords are currently lying on the ground in a hot mess.

    Amazon

    Constructed from durable silicone instead of hard plastic and fitted with self-adhesive backing, this is the easiest (and cheapest) damn thing to use to sort out your cables. Use on your desk, bedside table (yeah, I know you keep your phone next to you) and even your car.

    Buy for $9.99 from Amazon Australia.

    4. These noise cancelling Sony headphones, which will block out the neighbour's lawn mower when you're trying to concentrate.

    Amazon

    I first came to know about these when I asked a bunch of dads what it was they wanted for Christmas. I've since tried said Bluetooth headphones — and yeah, they're pretty damn amazing. It's near impossible to hear anything around you — so you can stay in your own world when you need to. Other schmancy features include touch control and compatibility with Alexa Assistant.

    Buy for $374 from Amazon Australia.

    5. This smart ceramic mug that will ensure your bean juice always stays warm.

    Amazon

    I do not know what it's like to have a hot cup of tea. Like, I can not even fathom the sensation. Who has the time to sit with a mug in hand, waiting for it to reach the optimum temperature before it gets cold?! Enter this ceramic mug which will keep your drink at the exact temperature you prefer, is controlled via app and sits on a charging coaster — ready for whenever you need a caffeine kick.

    Buy for $79.95 from Amazon Australia.

    6. Or alternatively, this coffee warmer, that is conveniently powered via your laptop (exactly where you need it most).

    Amazon

    This little gadget can be conveniently plugged into your laptop so you always have a warm coffee/tea/soup when necessary. Easy-to-clean and compact, you can bring it from your desk at home to the office with no trouble at all. Also, it comes in a dark wash, should this light one not take your fancy.

    Buy for $16.57 from Amazon Australia.

    7. This keyboard cleaning jelly to finally give your poor electronics a refresh after eating your lunch over them.

    Amazon

    This cleaning jelly is made of soft gum and is non-toxic and biodegradable. It's totally safe on your skin, so you can have a great time playing with it and put an end to sticky keys forever.

    Buy a four pack for $12.65 from Amazon Australia.

    8. This bamboo smart devices holder and stand, which I certainly need to sort out my desk, on account of who I am as a person.

    Kmart

    Honestly, this deserves to cost a lot more. Most other smart devices holders are made of plastic (affordable, but ugly) or hardwood (beautiful, but exxy) — this gorgeous bamboo one is not only cheap, but it has a place for your headphones, watch and other little trinkets, beside your daily used electronics.

    Buy for $14 from Kmart.

    9. This, The High Performance Planner, which is based on the world's largest study of how high performers get shit done.

    Amazon

    This here is the number one best-selling journal on Amazon. The High Performance Planner has morning mindset journal prompts, daily goal boxes, evening scorecards, weekly habit assessments, monthly project planning and holistic life balance sheets, all with the intention of increasing your productivity and reaching personal and professional goals.

    Buy for $27.35 from Amazon Australia.

    10. This Sensori+ Air Detoxifying Aromatic Mist that neutralises air toxins and bacteria — and leaves the scent of nature behind.

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    This product comes in four different scents, all inspired by specific regions around Australia. My favourite is the Macedon Trail, a combination of geranium, vetiver and Australian sandalwood, "that recreates a walk down the bush trail at Macedon Ranges after rain". Still want to purify your air without the fragrance? Sensori+ also sells an unscented detoxifying mist.

    Buy for $29 from Amazon Australia.

    11. This monitor stand, which will not only organise the materials spread around your desk, but minimise the strain put on your neck.

    Amazon

    Almost a thousand people gave this stand a five-star review, so you know its worth investing in. Sturdy (built to hold up to 15 kilos!) and minimalist, it can store your laptop, papers or speakers. Plus, its easy to assemble, so you can fortunately/unfortunately get to working straight away.

    Buy for $33.99 from Amazon Australia.

    12. This natural jute rug that will instantly transport you to kinder environments, even when you're sitting at your desk and are hard at work.

    Temple & Webster

    For a while now, researchers have been telling us that interacting with nature or natural elements improves productivity. Even if it's only a feature sisal rug under your desk chair, the feel of natural fibres under your bare feet is enough to transport you away from the harsh reality we all trade hours and hours of our lives for money (too real?).

    Buy for $79 from Temple & Webster.

    13. And finally, this wood-look alarm clock that simulates dusk as a way of lulling you to sleep and sunrise to wake you — because you can't be productive if you wake on the wrong side of the bed.

    Amazon

    In addition to 10 different brightness levels, this clock plays six natural sounds — birds, waves and forest, for starters — meaning you won't just fill your space with natural-looking light, but also nature-emulating sounds.

    Buy for $40.99 from Amazon Australia.

    You, prepared to take on your work, equipped with these genius things.

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