More than half of our day is spent in an office or working off-premises. The impact work has on our lifestyle is undeniable. This means getting ahead of the game and making it a much more pleasant experience with some adjustments. What better day to do this than Labour Day? You can also do it any other time so don't let us stop you.
12 best Labour Day work gift ideas, motivation essentials and more
Labour Day is a time to celebrate the work and achievements of workers globally. It is also a good time to buy yourself some personal work essentials. Whether you need to be more physically active, create an aesthetically pleasing environment, or get more motivation, these gift ideas will direct you.
Personal work essentials buys for Labour Day
1. Books/Affirmation cards
Everyone needs a push once in a while during stressful days. Having a deck of affirmation cards or your favourite books nearby can be a mood changer for you at any time. When you catch a break, it can also be a healthier choice over scrolling the bottomless pit (your phone). Don't underestimate how much reading you can get done this way.
2. Wireless charger
Wires are messy. Get a wireless charger! Your desk can be a mess of traditional cord chargers giving you extra work organising and sorting them to have enough space on your desk. Not to mention they can be frustrating when travelling is involved. Luckily, there are wireless chargers for this inconvenience. Imagine if WiFi required a cord (the horror!)
3. Alarm clock with wireless charging
Speaking of wireless chargers, this cool digital wooden alarm clock is packed with service. You can check the time, the weather and charge your phone in one compartment. There's no missing any meeting or waking up to a zero per cent charge because you didn't turn on the switch.
4. Under-desk bike pedal
Did you know that sitting is more dangerous for you than smoking? A lot of work requires sitting no matter where you are. This means it takes a conscious effort to remind yourself to get some movement. What if you had an exercise assistant below the desk to get your legs working and blood pumping? Check it out.
5. Foot Rest
A good leg workout is as good as a comfortable footrest. Not only do your feet get to lounge comfortably, but your knees and glutes can benefit from a fitted footrest. It definitely sounds better than resting your heels on the sole of your shoes.
6. Work from home office lap desk
Stop using your pillow or duvet to create a lap gear to hold your laptop or iPad. The lap desk offers more comfort, assurance that your gadget won't smack you in the face, and a bonus holder for your phone.
7. Laptop phone holder
A laptop phone holder keeps your phone in sight at the same level as your laptop. It may take some getting used to the fact that your phone is not in your pocket or beside your laptop taking the heat from the laptop cooler, but it is worth it.
8. A smiley pencil holder
Work can be lonely huh? So why not get a desk buddy in the form of a smiley pencil/pen holder? You can fill it with stationery or candy. The best part is you can name him or her! If he or she is shy about the zoom camera, just turn his/her smiley face away.
9. Small dry-erase whiteboard
Being organised is paramount to great output. A whiteboard can be an external space and reminder to highlight your priorities and set goals. If you are not the type to have a journal or notepad, this whiteboard can be a great substitute.
10. Comfort seat cushion
Cushy for your tushy. Show your butt and spine some love, they do a great deal of supporting you. A magic seat pillow is exactly the item for this job. This seat in the picture, for example, is designed to protect your tailbone so you can feel comfortable for once. Get one and see for yourself the difference with your chair.
11. Round hourglass
12. Posture corrector
Back bracers are a great relief from bending so much during work hours. They offer relief to the back muscles and correct posture at the same time. 'Breaking your back' doesn't have to be literal.
Which one is your favourite?
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