Is there any better time to hone in on your career and finance goals than at the beginning of a new year? After all, setting intentions for the year ahead is a great way to turn your dreams into a reality, and having the right tools is the key to doing just that. Year after year, we know this to be true, so we arm ourselves with the products and tools we need to help make our goals achievable. This year, we’re looking to increase productivity, master our budgets, and stay more organized, and we’re counting on these 20 desk essentials to help us get there. No matter what your career and finance goals are this year, look to these desk essentials to help you achieve them.
Journals to help you manifest your goals
Dreaming big is one thing, but putting it into action is another completely. This year, give yourself permission to focus on your goals with a sleek journal that’ll help you bring them to fruition. Whether you need a place to jot down your plans or want guided prompts for motivation, these journals will help you manifest your career and finance goals this year.
Let’s be real: We all could use a little extra guidance in life, and the Best Year Journal does just that. With a guided structure for goal-setting, this journal helps you take tangible steps to bring those goals to fruition and helps you track your progress while encouraging a healthy work-life balance for your best year yet.
The days of keeping your feelings inside and letting your next big idea float away from you are over. Instead, keep this bullet journal with you to jot down whatever you want, whenever you want. After all, you never know when your next big idea will strike.
10+ colors available
Want to cultivate more self-awareness this year and get a deeper understanding of who you are at the core? Look no further. This journal offers three thought-provoking questions to respond to every morning and evening so you can discover your strengths and weaknesses in a compassionate way that cultivates improved mental clarity, mindfulness, and stress relief.
Three colors available
Life often seems to pass by in a blur, but this journal ensures you never miss a thing by encouraging you to journal for just five minutes a day. Undated pages allow you to take the time in the morning or after work to reflect on your accomplishments, record bright moments, and celebrate your wins. If you’ve been seeing this journal all over social media, it’s because it’s well worth it. Consider this your sign to get your own for the year.
Six colors available
Calendars & planners to help keep you on track
Give a girl the right planner, and she can take over the world. No matter what you’re focusing on this year, these planners will ensure you’re not juggling more than you can handle at any given moment and instead focus on your goals by streamlining your life to fit your needs.
THE EVERYGIRL X DAY DESIGNER
We know that keeping track of work deadlines, appointment, and social obligations is no easy feat for women on the move, which is why we teamed up with Day Designer to give you a Weekly/Monthly Planner that’ll help you stay on track. Utilize the weekly layouts and tabbed monthly views to stay organized, the goal-setting worksheets to stay focused on your goals, and snap-in bookmark, stickers, and paper storage pocket to have your most organized year ever.
multiple colors & styles available
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance has never been so easy. This self-care planner boasts undated, structured pages that’ll help you mindfully schedule your week while prioritizing activities that fill your cup and increase your productivity. And when you take time for yourself, your work performance will soar.
Seven colors available
With articles from an industry expert and pages to set financial goals, track your spending, and build a budget, this planner has everything you need to take control of your finances this year.
Five colors available
Wayfair | Martha Stewart
This year, give your office an upgrade with a chic wall calendar that’ll help you keep track of everything in your life. Use the dry-erase marker to jot down upcoming deadlines, meetings, and appointments and the notes section for important reminders.
Two colors available
Tools to boost your productivity
This year, we’re all about working smarter, not harder. Count on these productivity tools to help you do just that by enhancing your focus and improving your time-management skills like never before.
Those dreaded midday slumps have nothing on an under-desk treadmill. On top of getting in extra steps, use this under-desk treadmill to improve focus and productivity and boost your energy during the workday.
Never lose track of time again with this effective time-management tool. With preset times, you’ll be able to stay on schedule like never before and get more done throughout the day.
If you prefer planning out your day in the morning instead of the week ahead, you’ll love these planner cards. By having you focus on just five tasks for 30 minutes with five-minute breaks in order from most to least important and urgent, you can get more done in less time and improve time management tenfold. Plus, you get a wooden holder to display your card on and a space to rate your day before clocking out so you can come back better the next.
Nothing feels worse than racking your brain for hours on a given task only to barely make a dent in it. So the next time you need to reset, turn this timer over and spend just five minutes reorienting your brain by focusing on what you need to get done.
Accessories to keep you organized
Calling all messy desk queens. A cluttered workspace will clutter your mind and hinder your productivity, creativity, and focus—which is why it’s time to call in some reinforcements. Rather than shoving your clutter off to the side or on the floor, use these stylish accessories to elevate and organize your space.
While it’s good to keep things like pens, highlighters, and mini scissors nearby when you’re working, leaving them scattered on your desk won’t do you any favors in the productivity department. Instead, place them in this convenient rotating organizer. With five compartments and 360-degree rotation, you’ll never lose your favorite pen again.
Four colors available
Paper filing, but make it sleek. Instead of leaving papers scattered on and around your desk or in random folders, keep your important finance, work, and tax documents together in one place. Not only will this help you stay nice and organized, but it’ll also make tax season a little bit easier, which is never a bad thing.
Amazon | Martha Stewart
Say goodbye to the days of using your desk drawers as a messy storage compartment, and say hello to stunning organization. This set of six office desk drawers boasts a chic acrylic design that’ll complement any desk and can be used to remove clutter from your space completely or keep random desk essentials organized.
Etsy | unfnshed
This wooden monitor riser practically screams “zen” and will invoke positive vibes in your office by keeping your computer elevated and area organized. Plus, it’s handmade and fully customizable, so you can seamlessly match it to your desk.
Motivating reminders to keep you going throughout the year
While throwing in the towel may seem tempting during moments of self-doubt, we urge you to stay in the game with the help of motivational reminders and affirmations. This year, proudly display reminders on your desk in the form of cards, trackers, vision boards, or whatever else works for you to encourage and motivate you to keep going each day.
Let’s be real: We all need a little reminder to keep going every once in a while. Place these positive affirmation cards in a corner on your desk to motivate yourself when you’re feeling down and infuse your workspace with positive energy.
Manifestation is all about mindset, and these financial affirmation cards will transform the way you think about money. Place them in the corner of your desk and swap them out at the beginning of each week to transform your money mindset so you can attract abundance into your life.
It’s easy to put your personal wellbeing on the back burner when you’re caught up in the grind. But this card deck features wellness prompts and suggestions like office stretches, de-stressing exercises, and more that’ll help curb burnout.
Haven’t you heard? Holding yourself accountable is always in style. With 12 undated habit tracker cards and a chic wooden holder, display this on your desk to hold yourself accountable and get intentional with your actions this year.
Source: Cosmo Politian