if your motivation is low, these 14 products will boost it

4 months ago

Have you ever felt blocked to the point that you can’t keep working or studying and getting distracted all the time? Concentration may be hard for some of us, but it’s not an issue without a solution. Depending on your needs, these 14 products will keep you motivated and focused on your tasks.

1. Time locking container that helps you break your bad habits. The container locks and doesn’t reopen until the timer hits zero. It can be set up to 10 days, and you can lock inside anything that creates bad habits, including your phone, cigarettes, and unhealthy snacks.

The container comes in a variety of colors to blend in or stand out to showcase the steps you’re taking to beat temptation. It features a USB cord to keep it charged and working at all times.

Promising review:

  • It’s straight up the BEST product I’ve bought during COVID. I cannot recommend it enough. Will it be a required gift for all future birthdays? Maybe. I’m serious, everyone should have one at home for their phones. You can lock it for any given time and it just sits there. You can’t get your phone without breaking it, but I haven’t tried to break it.
    Honestly, there are too many other ways of communicating that IF you get an important call, you can contact that person. Like if my family needed me, I could get on my computer and message them on Facebook or GroupMe or could call from my boyfriend’s phone. @Alexa

2. Lap desk that can fit your laptop, tablet, mouse pad, and smartphone. It is built with an environmentally friendly wooden panel and dual bolster cushions for comfort and support. It can be used while lying on your bed, or sofa, or while traveling.

The wrist pad provides a comfortable position to place your wrist while also preventing the computer from slipping off. The dual bolster cushion base keeps the laptop at a more comfortable angle.

Promising review:

  • We purchased the same portable laptop desk back in May 2019. Since we have multiple laptops in our home, we purchased another one in August 2019. When the 2nd portable laptop desk arrived, it was not just like the 1st one. However, we contacted the sellers about the problem, and they were very helpful and replaced it right away with the correct one. We were treated well and will buy again. @Amazon Customer

3. Thick non-slip yoga mat that is printed with 70 different, easy-to-follow yoga poses to help you get started. It can withstand even the most intense workout and gives you plenty of space to stretch, pose, and work. It measures at 24″ wide x 68″ long.

It is made from a special type of PVC that’s BPA free and phthalate free. It also has moisture-wicking properties, making it great for use as a hot yoga mat. Cleaning feels easy and effortless.

Promising review:

  • I really like this mat because for one it has a million poses on it for you to try which is just so fun. I also love the color. The thickness is perfect and not too thick or thin, and the quality feels really good. I also think the length is perfect, as I am pretty tall. @Samantha Maag

4. Pomodoro timer in hexagon shape that features 6 preset countdown times, 3, 5, 10, 15, 25, and 30 minutes. If you need a custom countdown, you can set it with just two buttons. The timer covers a wide time range from 00:01 to 99:59, ensuring it suits all your timing needs.

Pause the countdown by flipping it to the front screen, and resume it with another flip. Customize the sound to your preferred volume level, and select from either a mute option or an adjustable sound alert.

Promising review:

  • This product is excellent for setting a quick timer. It can be set, paused, and reset in just a few seconds. It comes with both vibration and sound options and with the dice feel and light up numbers, it’s easy to be accurate. I would highly recommend this product for help with working memory, executive function disorders, ADHD, and helping kids learn how to manage time. @KWilder

5. Transparent computer monitor you can paste on both sides of the computer and attach notes to it. It has a protective film on the surface to prevent scratches. You can also place it on the refrigerator, desk, and kitchen surfaces. It has very strong adhesion.

The package includes two computer monitor memo boards, one on the left and one on the right. They cannot be directly pasted on the computer screen but on the area outside the screen. So, narrow frame screens won’t work.

Promising review:

  • As someone who is in medical billing, these have changed my work life. They make it easier to organize daily used memos without me having to search around for it.
    A couple of things: once it sticks, it sticks. Make sure you are committed to the placement before taking the cover off the sticky edge. Unless you are constantly leaning or pressing on them, they aren’t coming off easily. Also, I did have to tape the sticky notes to them. Overall, fantastic purchase and a must-have for working in an office. @Bri

6. High waist leggings with pockets made with 4-way stretch fabric. They wick away moisture to keep you comfortable all day while ensuring opacity during workouts. They are high-waisted and gently embrace your midsection to create a flat tummy look.

The feature two spacious side pockets and an additional hidden inner pocket in the waistband so you can stash your phone, keys, or essentials at your fingertips without weighing down your leggings.

Promising review:

  • Like many, I read about these leggings in Wirecutter, and the price was good, so I decided to give them a try. I LOVE them. Most comfortable leggings I’ve ever owned, much better than some of the more expensive ones. No need to tug, reposition, etc. every time I move around. Loved them so much, I decided to buy another pair-then I bought two more.
    Very soft; nice compression. The reviews certainly are all over the place on size, so I will give this info in case it helps someone. Leggings are often too long in the stride for me, even petite-sized ones, which makes the waist come up too high, and petite leggings are often too short for me... Not these. Just perfect for me in every way. @SFA

7. Under desk elliptical peddler, perfect for burning calories, and toning muscles, without putting strain on your joints. It features a belt drive mechanism with magnetic resistance, ensuring a quiet, smooth, and maintenance-free workout.

It fits comfortably under most desks and provides a digital monitor to keep track of your progress. It offers 8 levels of adjustable magnetic resistance so you can customize your workout to match your fitness level.

Promising review:

  • This is easy to use and has made a tremendous difference in my health. I have used this for six weeks and boy has it helped my legs and circulation. I have a bad back and hip, so I couldn’t walk for any distance. This has solved that problem.
    My legs are stronger, and I have so much more energy and have gotten back to normal routines. Would recommend to anyone. It is a little heavy, but I don’t need to move it. @patti ann

8. Enhanced memory cushion that features non-slip rubber bottom, built-in handle for easy transport, and machine-washable zippered velour cover. The memory foam is durable and the cool off gel on top offers premium comfort.

It is ergonomically designed and reduces pressure on the coccyx and tailbone. It also supports recovery from lower back problems, herniated discs, tailbone injuries, sciatica, and other spinal issues.

Promising review:

  • I wanted a cushion to put on my car seat to basically make sitting more comfortable while driving. I have problems with my sciatica and using this cushion the last couple of weeks has really made a difference. The cushion is very comfortable and fits well on my car seat. It is well-made, and I’m sure will last a long time. @Dawn

9. Daily planner that features 50 undated sheets you can use for any day and any year. Each sheet is easily torn off. The 6″ x 9″ sheets are printed on high-quality, uncoated white cards and are easy to write on with plenty of room for notes, reminders, ideas and doodles.

The simple black and white design doesn’t distract you from what’s important. Simplicity keeps you organized and motivated to achieve your daily and weekly goals.

Promising review:

  • I just got this planner pad and absolutely adore it!! It’s such a perfect way to organize my ADHD mind and write down all the things swirling around in my head every morning. The extra spots for water intake, gratitude, and doodling makes this a winner!! I haven’t been so excited about an organizer in a long time. @Jessica Mcdaniel

10. Desk mat in a variety of designs and colors that are big enough to fit your mouse, keyboard, and other items. The ultra smooth surface provides speed and accurate control while gaming. It is water-resistant and prevents damage from water, coffee, juice, and other drinks.

The desk mats’ stitched frame prevents fraying or falling apart and ensures longer lifespan. It is 2mm thick and can be used for organizing and decoration in adults’ and kids’ rooms.

Promising review:

  • I get cold year round. This is the best investment into personal office items! 3 heat settings, 1, 2 and 4 hour options for auto shut off. Warm, medium and hot!
    Medium is the hottest I can go right now. Wonderful design and works with my new keyboard and mouse. @McKinley

11. Mini portable fridge you can use it to store your lunch, drinks, and baby bottles. It weighs only 3 pounds, and you can take it traveling with you. It has a 4-litre capacity and can fit up to six 12 oz soda cans. Multiple types of chargers are included in the box.

The interior is 5×5 x 7. 5 and includes a removable shelf so you can fit larger items. The fridge was engineered with thermoelectric technology. It uses advanced semiconductors that are free of CFCs and refrigerants.

Promising review:

  • This is a micro-mini fridge exactly the size of a 6-pack on the inside. Works great and is just what I needed at the office to keep a few drinks cold! Looks cute too!
    Great for office or bathroom/bedroom to keep beauty products or baby bottles cool overnight. Doesn’t make a sound. It’s super quiet! Has an optional cigarette lighter adapter for your car if needed. @KB

12. Energy caffeine gum that offer you a boost whenever you need it. They are packed with L-theanine and essential vitamins to help you stay sharp and focused throughout the day, eliminating the need for that second cup of coffee.

This gum doesn’t include any sugar or aspartame, so you can enjoy many of them without any guilt. The manufacturers use only GRAS ingredients and appropriate amounts of caffeine that does not cause caffeine crash.

Promising review:

  • This neurogum energy and focus is actually really good and the flavor of the peppermint is very refreshing. I love that it’s easy to chew and the texture of the gum lasts for a good while. It doesn’t turn to mush or harden up like others, and when chewing I did feel more energetic and focused and wanting to get things done. I do highly recommend trying this gum out if you’re looking for something to boost your energy and focus throughout the day. @Wade_marie

13. Sunrise alarm designed for heavy sleepers and children. It features 7 natural sounds and will gradually go from 10% brightness to 100% within 30 minutes before the alarm. You can change the time depending on your preferences.

There’re many color lights you can choose from, including blue, indigo, purple, red, orange, yellow, and green. There is a 3-level LED time display brightness you can turn off if you want. Also, there are 20 levels of adjustable lighting brightness.

Promising review:

  • I suffer from mild insomnia and generally have to use sleep aids, which is fine but not ideal for every night. This little alarm clock has changed my life, and I’ve only had it for like three weeks.
    The sleepy time setting has the ability to KNOCK me out without the use of sleep aids! What?! My brain totally responds to the way the light functions.
    The morning alarm is so gentle and peaceful. I wake up much more naturally, rather than to the blaring honk or passive-aggressive chiming of a traditional alarm. The light settings are so fun as well! I love having it on a low setting in while I’m journaling, reading, watching TV, anything really!

14. Water bottle with time markers that helps you track your daily water intake. It has a 1 liter capacity and features a leakproof lid with a flip-lock to avoid leakage when you throw it in your bag. It is made from Tritan material, which is both safe and pleasant to drink from.

It does not generate odors, chemicals, or unpleasant taste. The air hole featured on the lid makes the water flow very well and ensures you get more water quicker. It is suitable for both cold and hot beverages.

Promising review:

  • This is a great water bottle. It looks good, is perfect size to take to work and isn’t too heavy to carry around during my walks. Love that it came with its own cleaning brush and is easy to wash. I’ve had a ton of compliments on how good it looks. Plan to buy more for gifts. @Apryle Schmidt

Working and studying whether from home or the office can be challenging for many people. It’s not only about organizing your working space but also finding things that help you release tension and refocus.

Bright Side gets commissions for purchases made through the links in this post. Reviews may have been edited for length and clarity.

Preview photo credit Corinne / Amazon


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