Have These 8 Desk Essentials For A Productive Work Day2 min read

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work desk with laptop and other essentials

Nine to five jobs can be boring and dull, especially if you are stuck behind the desk all day long. Having to stare at a laptop, for eight hours, with a boring desk and a not so comfortable chair for company, is not the best plan, but what if we tell you that there’s a way around it. Adding little knick-knacks to your work desk not just makes it look personalised and welcoming, but it also aids your productivity. Here’s a list that you can shop for over the weekend.

1. A Stress Reliever Toy

A healthy amount of stress is a part of any corporate job, and the best way to deal with it is to manage it well. A squishy-squashy stress reliever makes for a great coffee break buddy. Fidget spinners? They’re a good idea too!

2. A Desk Organiser

The more clutter on your desk, the more chances of you getting stressed and not being able to work peacefully. Rather than having piles of pens, erasers and other stationery all over your desk, invest in a simple desk organiser. It’ll keep your desk clean, not to mention the pride you’ll get by being labelled the “organised one”.

3. Breath Mints 

Feeling a little sleepy at work? Pop one and feel the difference. Heading to a meeting? Pop another one to make sure you make a great first impression. There’s never going to be a situation where you will not need breath mints. Plus having one handy will ensure that you do not spell like your lunch!

4. Deodorant

A handy bottle of deodorant, or perfume or even a roll-on is a great emergency aid. Whether you are meeting a client, or making a presentation to the team, or hanging out with your office crush at the water cooler, you’ll always need it.

5. A Small Plant

Surround yourself with things that motivate you. Recent studies in The Journal of Physiological Anthropology suggest that plants help tackle stress levels and keeps you calm and focused. A small bamboo arrangement or a tiny bonsai plant will work wonders. Flowers are also a great pick-me-up; get some for your desk every Monday and pick a few for your favourite colleagues as well.

6. Emergency Kit

One red lipstick, some moisturiser, a kohl pencil, cotton and make-up remover. Add these to your emergency beauty kit, and make sure you look fresh all the way till 5 PM. Also while you are at it, keep some sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, basic medicines and some bandages in there too.

7. Funky mouse pad

Add a hint of pop to your boring workstation. With so many varieties available online, pick one, either with a motivation quote, a cartoon character you love or simply a colour you want to see more of in the workspace.

8. Family photo

Find a tiny corner amidst all those files and paperwork, and put your family photo right there to remind you of the good things in life. Looking at it first thing in the morning will also remind you to return your mom’s call!

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