It’s been some time since I’ve shared tips ‘From My Desk‘! Today’s post is dedicated to some of my favourite desk mates that keep me super focused and also give me a hand when I’m on the run. My equation for maximum productivity includes a dose of morning Nespresso caffeine, blasting my must-have playlists from my smartphone, making to-do lists, and easy to use portable electronics.
Keep reading to see my current must-have gadgets and a chance to WIN the beautiful Bluetooth speakers pictured below!
Lugging around a laptop from the office to meetings or even around the house isn’t all that convenient. And to be honest, I’m also not a fan of working on my laptop on short haul flights, because it seems that once I’ve got things up a running, it’s time to put it away for landing! However, those of us that travel quite a bit would agree that we want to stay productive while we’re on the go! But the truth is typing and responding to long emails over your smartphone device isn’t all that ideal, am I right? I was recently introduced to the Goby Board It is a wireless and foldable keyboard which supports iOS, Android and Windows and fits perfectly in your pocket or purse. It connects up via Bluetooth directly to your phone or tablet and functions as a regular keyboard.
I’ve recently taken this on a test drive, and totally loving it!
When I’m working and blogging from my home office, I often find myself running from room to room, staging products to shoot, or gathering supplies for my DIYs. I love listening to music while working because I find it extremely powerful when it comes to unleashing my creative juices. I’ve never been a fan of putting on earphones, they never fit quite well on. Therefore being able to change my music and toggling between playlists directly from my smart phone and having music projected from portable speakers makes my life, THAT much easier.
I love the VQ Hepburn Mk II device that doubles as a DAB Radio and Bluetooth speaker and offers the perfect mix of vintage and modernism. To celebrate the launch of VQ in Canada, I’ve partnered with them to giveaway a Hepburn MK II valued at $240! Enter by using the form below!
One lucky reader will win a brand new VQ Hepburn Mk II DAB Radio and Bluetooth Speaker. The value of this product is $240 CDN. Here is how you can win, enter the draw by using the WIDGET below. Contest is open from October 12, 2016 12:00 a.m. EST to October 19, 2016 12:00 a.m. EST. This contest is opened to Canadian Residents only. Winner must provide a valid Canadian shipping address to receive prize.
Enter the draw by using the widget below.
Best of luck!
My productivity is high when I make sure I get enough sleep and exercise.
My productivity is high when I’m working on something I’m excited about. That or when I’ve down too much coffee!
To keep my productivity high is two-fold. Ensuring I have enough sleep and setting aside time to complete tasks on my to-do list.
Lots of sleep, bottomless cups of tea and wee breaks during the day. 🙂
Listening to music on a bright sunny day!
Listening to music keeps my productivity level high.
Getting enough sleep and then getting up and about from my work every now and again keeps me more productive.
I have to have at least 8 hours of sleep and drink lots of water
Getting enough sleep & staying hydrated are two BIG things that help my productivity. Also a great weekly & daily agenda 🙂 thanks for the amazing giveaway!!!
eating healthy and reminding myself what my end goal is
my productivity level is kept high because I’m so broke lol
Listening to K-pop helps increase my productivity!
coffee. hot, black, strong coffee…and music
Love this giveaway! I stay productive throughout the day by working in chunks and taking a break every hour to refresh. That – and tons of lists keep me in track!
I drink a lot of teas and believe in desk zen. Does that make sense?
Coffee, good tunes and scented candles keep me going!
Listening to music keeps my productivity high!
What keeps my productivity high is having no internet connection lol
Tea and Madonna! N
Music and sleep
A good night sleep and a cup of coffee
drinking lots of tea (less soda) + putting the tech away and using pen & paper
Classic rock in the background rested up mind.
To keep my productivity in high gear u must
Be organized, rested (or fuelled up with coffee) & remind myself of an end goal to stay focused on the task at hand!
I drink a lot of water during the day to be hydrated and if I need a pick me up, I would make myself à Matcha latte!
I drink a lot of water and matcha latte for a pick me up!
Exercising and listening to music! 🙂 Thanks!
Enough sleep, proper food and exercise.
Music definitely keeps my productivity high.
I drink lots of water and make sure to go for walks
to-do list keeps me productive.
Lots of sleep and coffee!
LOT OF FLUIDS AND DAILY WALK
Staying on track keeps me productive. I use lists, drink my Flat Tummy Tea, use My Fitness Pal to track my food, workout and try not to sit. If I sit, all production comes to a halt 😉
Definitely music, I get a lot more done when I am listening to some upbeat tunes!
Coffee and good music keep me going!
Keeping a list of goals for the day keeps my productivity high
I need a cuppa coffee to keep my productivity high plus focus and prioritize the deadlne.
Lots of rest, water, laughter and good food keep me productive
Listening to music…sometimes I need focus I listen to classical or jazz… If I just need to go crazy…rage against the machine 🙂
My productivity is high whenever I get a good nights sleep.
I find that I am most productive when I have a cup black coffee.
A good cup of tea and a great podcast playing in the background help me to keep my productivity high.
Lots of sleep is most important, taking my vitamins, multi-tasking, & at work we have the radio on to keep productivity high and keep everyone in a good mood.
My productivity is best when I have a nice cup of tea and am totally rested. Classical music and deadlines help!!
So pretty! Love it.
Goals and lists keep me productive
Coffee and upbeat house music keep me working hard!
Working on projects that I’m excited about and coffee keep my productivity going strong!
lots of water and coffee
having music on while i work!
Getting a good night’s sleep and listening to classical music (especially Mozart) helps keep my productivity level high.
Listening to music and getting enough sleep
I keep my productivity high with a beautiful work space and tools to help me focus… like coffee 😉
Lots of coffee and snacks! ????
I try to get a good night sleep if I know that I need to be productive the next day!
Productivity comes with a good cup of coffee, some good lighting (outdoors light works best for me) and a great working environment, which usually means quiet and a large working space (i.e.: table). I’m most productive when I’ve got everything sprawled out, even if it doesn’t cover the whole table, I’m usually on my laptop and my agenda, or my books and a notebook.
When I am organized, I am productive! I have my to-do lists always with me and I prioritize based on what I need to get done that week. Also, COFFEE first thing is a must ????
I need to keep my surroundings generally neat and tidy! This generally keeps me focused and productive!
To keep my productivity high, I take a few minutes before going to bed to plan out my next day, write my To Do list and meal plan (if I hadn’t already). Then all I need to do is wake up and go!
I need a clean, well organized desk to be productive for a long day!
I can focus better on my work listening to news on radio.
Tea and listening to music.
a mid afternoon coffee and a snack keeps me going!
Organization & Music keeps my productivity high!
staying organized with enough sleep and caffeine! 🙂
Sleep, music, and a quiet working space helps keep my productivity level high.
I love my bluetooth speaker, I work so much better with music. It’s so helpful when, as you said, you’re running from room to room and trying to get things done!
Thanks for sharing such a informative update. Keep it up.