Increase Productivity With These Four Amazon Purchases

I often become unmotivated when I look at a laundry-list of to-do items for my blog. Planning content, scheduling content, writing content – you know the drill.

I am easily distracted when a task seems too daunting at first glance. Do I have the time to write today? The answer is usually yes. Do I have the mental capacity to write today? That answer is usually no.

In order for me to jump over that hurdle, I’ve had to find methods to increase productivity levels. Here are four Amazon purchases that help me increase productivity in my own work.

1. Timer Cube

This timer cube really helps with the time blocking method. If you haven’t heard of time blocking before, it is a time management method. Under this method, you devote a block of time and dedicate it to one task.

For example, you might have to schedules time to write a blog post. With the timer cube, you can schedule 60 minutes for writing. Or, you may want to schedule 15 minutes to spend on social media. Set the cube, then get to work.

Being able to set a maximum amount of time to one task allows you to maximize your schedule. And this timer cube helps keep you set on the time requirements.

2. Moleskine Notebook

There so many benefits of using a planner to master your productivity. I love Moleskine notebooks because they are very simple in design. They offer grid-style paper if you like to use the bullet journal method. They also offer blank paper, lined paper and, my favorite, a planner.

The Moleskine planner helps keep me motivated, organized and on top of my content schedule.

3. Colored Pens

A fun option to add into your daily planner routine is the use of colored pens. This set from BIC offers eight different colors.

I like to use a different color for different tasks. For the main content, like a blog post, I will keep track of these tasks in blue. Then, when I need to schedule in my social media content, I will write with the pink pen in my planner. Creating a color-coding system in your planner allows for proper visualizations of your tasks.

4. Noise Canceling Headphones

I don’t know where I would be at work without a good pair of noise canceling headphones. Since I work in an open cube-style office, I can hear everything my coworkers are doing.

I was so distracted every minute sitting at my desk. But after getting these headphones, I was able to better focus on the task at hand. I am the type of person that likes silence when I’m trying to concentrate. These headphones have allowed me to have silence back at my desk.

Final Thoughts

If you enjoyed my Amazon purchases, please read on to learn about five productivity tips here. What are some of your favorite productivity tools? Let me know if the comments below.

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17 Comments

  1. June 24, 2020 / 2:05 pm

    I’ve been meaning to get noise canceling headphones. Thanks for the reminder. I could definitely use some help with my productivity these days.

  2. June 24, 2020 / 6:46 pm

    I think so many moms are looking for productivity hacks right now with all the new work from home occurrences.

  3. Pam Wattenbarger
    June 24, 2020 / 9:07 pm

    I need some noise canceling headphones. Working from home, it’s hard not to get distracted when my neighbors are having pool parties.

  4. June 25, 2020 / 6:23 am

    I am interested in the Moleskin notebook. I have found I am more productive when I write down my to-do lists and use a bullet point style journal. I will be checking it out.

  5. June 25, 2020 / 8:43 am

    I think this is the first time that I’ve heard of time blocking. Such an interesting method. This is the first time that I’ve seen the timer cube too. I’d like to grab me one.

  6. Kita Bryant
    June 25, 2020 / 11:43 am

    Amazon has so many awesome options for workflow. I would love these.

  7. June 25, 2020 / 11:53 am

    Those noise cancelling headphones are a must have especially if you are working from home a lot. Concentration is so needed.

  8. Cathy mini
    June 25, 2020 / 10:24 pm

    Thankyou for sharing, I really need that hacks specially noise canceling headphones, to avoid distructions on my working place.

  9. June 26, 2020 / 1:40 am

    These are all great amazon products and I think I would really need those Noise Canceling Headphones. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Catalina
    June 26, 2020 / 3:50 am

    Timer Cube is a great idea! I should try it, maybe it will help me to improve my productivity!

  11. Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    June 26, 2020 / 4:49 am

    I will be needing these four amazon products! I can’t wait to check them all out. Thanks for sharing.

  12. June 26, 2020 / 7:17 am

    These sound like great ways to be more productive. It is hard for me to stay focused during the day and I really like these ideas.

  13. Ruth I
    June 27, 2020 / 1:04 pm

    I easily get distracted. Maybe the timer cube would help me!

  14. Natalie
    June 27, 2020 / 2:07 pm

    I love Moleskine. I’m totally pen and pepper type when it comes to planing and making notes. I definitely need to get better headphones. Great tips.

    • June 27, 2020 / 2:11 pm

      Yes! I love being analog with my notes and planning as well.

  15. Jessica Formicola
    June 29, 2020 / 9:50 am

    I’ve been wondering if noise cancelling headphones were worth the investment. You just sold me, thanks!

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