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    20 Things That’ll Get You Motivated For The Week

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    1. A sleek Quip toothbrush that'll actually make you look forward to waking up and brushing your teeth. Because just LOOK at it!

    When you purchase a set, it comes with the Quip brush, travel cover mount, a large toothpaste, and a travel-sized toothpaste. Then for $10 every three months, you’ll be sent a new brush head, AAA battery, and two different-sized toothpastes — this refill subscription is optional, though, so you can just get the toothbrush set if you want!

    Get them from Quip: the plastic version for $25 or the metallic version for $40

    It's our cheap pick for the best electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    2. A productivity planner to help you prioritize tasks so you can tackle one thing at a time instead of getting overwhelmed by *all* the items on your to-do list.


    It's also undated so you can start on your own timeline.

    Promising review: "This planner is amazing! I'm a chronic procrastinator who bought this planner on a whim in hopes that it would help whip me into shape and it has totally transformed the way I tackle my day. The Productivity Planner helps you focus on the five most important tasks, which makes for a more structured day in my opinion. I find it more helpful than the typical endless 'to-do list' format that many other planners on the market seem to have. I also love the way the Pomodoro technique is implemented and think it is absolutely brilliant. If you are looking for one planner to keep you motivated and working towards completing your goals then give the Productivity Planner a try. You won't regret it!" —Krystal Flowers

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    3. And a pack of colorful gel ink pens so you'll feel excited about jotting notes in your planner, bullet journaling, or taking meeting notes.


    Promising review: "Honestly, my family considers me somewhat of art and office supply hoarder (all in good fun) due to the amount of time I spend both shopping for the perfect utensils and using them in my makeshift art studio. As soon as these arrived on my doorstep, I ripped them open and tested out each color through a series of scribbles, doodles, and hand lettering just to immediately decide I have never had a pen set that writes so smoothly with such vibrant colors for such a good price! I already have them set aside in a wish list I use to refer back to my favorite purchases and they will be bought again!" —Emily Dibble

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $10.30.

    4. A fun and flowy kimono-inspired cardigan because there's nothing like a cute outfit to kick start your day! It'll literally make any basic outfit (a T-shirt dress, tank top and shorts) look stylish and put-together.

    Promising review: "It's a versatile piece that works as the perfect cover-up over jeans or a strapless dress. The colors are vibrant, and the fabric is light and fluid. The first time I wore this it was a warm, yet windy day here in Southeast Michigan. I felt like a bohemian goddess as the duster waved in the wind behind me as I walked." —SS

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–5X and 34 designs).

    5. A time-marked bottle that'll encourage you to drink your darn water and guess what? Hydration feels great! You'll be fueled up for a run, a long meeting, and basically anything that comes your way.

    These bottles are made of BPA-free Tritan plastic and are top-rack dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "These are awesome. They motivate you to drink more water. They have wide openings which make washing them a breeze. I just throw them in the dishwasher top rack." —Suzanne B.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.99.

    6. A pack of mint-flavored energy gum to boost your focus when you're feeling drowsy and unproductive on Monday mornings (or every day after 3 p.m.).

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    Read our review of NeuroGum (#2 on the list)! These are sugar-free and formulated with green tea caffeine, which means you won't get jitters or crash like with other energy-boosting products. (FYI, the caffeine content in each tablet is equivalent to a half cup of coffee.)

    Promising review: "I normally drink a cup of coffee before I work out in the morning, but found NeuroGum to be a quicker and cheaper alternative. It tastes pretty good, and the caffeine kicks in super fast. I'll definitely be stocking up on this gum from here on out to get me going in the morning." —Dan Scime

    Get nine six-packs from Amazon for $21.

    7. A magnetic meal planning pad for figuring out what to eat each week in advance so you can actually buy ingredients beforehand and make Taco Tuesday happen (and I don't mean ordering tacos from Seamless).


    This notepad has a perforated shopping list section that you can easily tear off and bring to the grocery store. There's a magnet in the back for sticking it on the fridge.

    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. 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.

    8. A breakfast sandwich maker because you'll be less tempted to sleep the day away knowing that delicious food is waiting for you.

    Hamilton Beach

    The cooking plates are non-stick for easy cleanup.

    Promising review: "Must-have! Awesome breakfast sandwich maker. It helps wake me up in the morning! I've found 4.5 minutes to be the perfect cooking time." —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four colors).

    9. Super strong coffee that might as well be called "liquid motivation."


    This coffee is pre-ground so you don't need a grinder to enjoy it!

    Promising review: "I tried this coffee on a whim, mainly because I can't seem to get motivated during the day and at this point I'm desperate. I'm a photographer/editor so usually I would stay up working all night. While this is still the case most of the time, I can at least work during the day too without feeling so foggy headed like I always do. This stuff is extra motivating and helps me get into the frame of mind I need to reach to blow through all of my projects. I'll be ordering this constantly from now on!" —RichLL

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    10. And an ~ink-credibly~ cute mug to drink said coffee in — Ursula would approve and she's a very efficient sea witch!


    The other side of the mug says "Refuse to sink."

    Promising review: "This is a great mug, and I get compliments all of the time. The detail in the handle tops off the artistry of this mug. I only hand-wash it, so it still looks as good as the day I got it!" —Alanarie

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in three designs).

    11. And a desk sign for reminding you to conquer your daily assignments after enjoying that cuppa joe.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    I received this as a gift from a co-worker and I do feel a jolt of motivation every time I see it! It's very well-made, has a smooth, matte finish, and looks great on my desk.

    Get it from BullishShop on Etsy for $26.95.

    12. A John Frieda hot air brush because nothing can get you down when your hair looks flawless. It'll dry and style your tresses in one step so you can get a salon-quality blowout with minimal time and effort.


    Read our review of the John Frieda hot air brush!

    Promising review: "This is a total game changer for people like me with wavy hair that always gives me a disheveled appearance or the appearance that I just don't care. I do care, I just do not have the coordination or patience to figure out how to 'do' my hair. I've tried products, brushes, and different styles. This came in the mail today. I showered and washed my hair. I dried my hair for maybe 90 seconds with my hair dryer to get it about 80% dry. (I have medium/shoulder length hair.) I turned this on, and it was magical. My hair dried and finished in a matter of a few minutes. I was so taken aback by the change this made, I called everyone I knew. My 15-year-old niece said it looked like I had just left the salon! Simple old me giving myself a salon quality hairdo. The results held all day. Where has this been all my life? I love this and will be buying one for my sister and niece. Awesome!" —Michelle Fetter

    Get it from Amazon for $39.97 (available in two sizes).

    13. A set of crystal clear food containers that'll make a simple salad look so much more appetizing — no more sad desk lunches for you! Plus, they're leak-proof so you can throw them into your bag without worrying about spillage.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    They're also BPA-free and dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe. Read our full review of the Rubbermaid Brilliance food storage containers!

    Promising review: "This is really aesthetically pleasing, and perfect for meal-prepping. My healthy salad and veggies look so bright and colorful — people often comment on how delicious my lunch looks, and it’s usually just a green salad. The crystal clear container really makes it look appetizing, and the seal is super tight. I’ve thrown soup in my purse and carried it around all day without worrying. I’ve always preferred glass, but these are so light, nestle so well, are super easy to clean, and so drip-proof that maybe I’m a convert. I immediately purchased another set as soon as I got the first." —Joy3888

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for

    14. Essence-packed sheet masks to incorporate into your Sunday night routine because there's nothing more invigorating than starting a new week with supple, hydrated skin.


    Read our full review of these Dermal sheet masks!

    Promising review: "These sheet masks are legit. I use one every night, it has been one week, and my skin has never looked better! I haven’t had the confidence to step out without foundation in a while. After using these sheet masks consistently, I actually want to go out without foundation. My skin feels smooth, it looks soft, clear, bright, and glows! Not only does it work on me but my mom has been using them with me and there has been obvious improvement in her skin texture. After washing my face at night with a mild face wash, I slap one of these babies on for 30 minutes, and remove the sheet. Massage the extra essence into my skin and neck and I wake up with dewy, soft, supple, and glowing skin. My skin stays moisturized all day. I can’t live without these now. The price is so worth it for the results." —Amy Sanchez

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $10.59.

    15. An inspirational desk calendar filled with daily motivational quotes, healthy recipes, and fitness tips. It's a nice little reminder to stick to your goals.


    This perpetual calendar can be used year after year.

    Promising review: "One month in and so far I'm loving this little block of fit-spiration! I keep it on my desk at work and it gives me that little reminder each day to keep going. I glance at it just before I leave to give me that reminder as I head home to do my workout. Definitely recommend to anyone, but it's great for those who may be just starting on their fitness journeys. Has great little tips at the bottom of each page covering all sorts of topics." —ja19

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    16. A pair of chic and comfy sneakers so you can hit that 10,000-step goal without killing your feet.


    Promising review: "I have bunions and find it difficult to walk far in most shoes. We were going to Italy and the trip involved miles of walking. I was dreading it and thought about staying home for some of the side trips. But I didn't have to do it. These shoes are so comfortable, I was able to wear them for 10 hours and walk all day. I have never experienced such comfort in years. I highly recommend them and am going to buy them in different colors. BTW, I bought white and was able to wash them out at night. Dried in hours and they looked like new." —Barbara S.

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5–13 and 32 colors).

    17. A stunning highlighter powder that works so hard at glowing, you'll be inspired by its work ethic. Honestly, it deserves a round of applause., Amazon

    Promising review: "Obsessed with this highlighter! It is blinding and looks beautiful on bronzed skin. I was a little nervous the color would be to gold for me but when I applied it, it blended out to the perfect glow. Will be my go-to this summer!" —Riley Hurlbert

    Get it from Amazon for $7.12+ (available in four shades).

    18. A vinyl decal to stick on your laptop for a not-so-subtle reminder to stay on task.

    TheNerdCollective / Etsy

    Get it from TheNerdCollective on Etsy for $2.50+ (available in 10 sizes and 20 colors).

    19. Hilarious affirmation cards for helping you feel on top of the world because sometimes you just need to be told that you're a unicorn, ya know?


    Promising review: "These cards are phenomenal! I love allowing my friends to pull cards for a boost of motivation. The writing is witty and very inspirational." —Addy G.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.81.

    20. An Instant Pot so you can cook everything super quickly and explore different dinner recipes throughout the week (instead of settling for pasta every time). Even recipes like beef pot roast (which normally takes four to five hours) can be done in less than an hour!


    This handy kitchen gadget has seven functions: rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer! Check out our review of the Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the three-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the eight-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in three sizes).

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