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    20 Products For When You Really Need To Focus

    How long did it take me to complete this list? I plead the fifth.

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    1. A wedge to place under your wobbly desk or chair — because there's no chance in hell you're getting anything done until that wobble is gone.,

    Promising review: "They fixed my desk at work. My tests were on both hardwood flooring and carpet. They worked equally well on both. The slanted side made it easy to slip the wobble fixer under the off-balance corner. The textured top and the non-slippery bottom has kept the two I tested in place. They are not sliding back out, nor are they helping the desk slip around on the floor. I highly recommend these as a permanent solution. So much better than using a plastic knife handle, or little wooden shims that can scratch floors, or stacks of coins. (Yes, I have used all of those ideas at one time or another.)" —Angela M

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    2. A "cellphone jail" — complete with a hinging door and little padlock — so you can be sure you won't get sucked back into your group text.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Well it’s not made out of metal like I thought it would be, but it definitely works for my 6-year-old because that’s where her phone goes when she doesn’t listen! Lol" —ash0069

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9.95.

    3. A pair of Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2s active noise cancelling headphones to block out your desk neighbor's very loud chewing.


    Promising review: “This is one of the best pairs of wireless over-ear headphones on the market. I've used the Bose QC35s and while they do have better noise cancellation, these sound the same, and they're half the cost. Battery life is great — I flew round trip across the US on one charge and they still show half full. If you're looking for a solid pair of wireless headphones that have ANC (Active noise cancellation), before you spring for the Bose QC35's, give these a try. You'll be surprised!” —Nick

    Get it from Amazon for $146.

    This was one of our BuzzFeed Reviews picks for the best noise-canceling headphones.

    4. Or, a pair of Beats Solo 3s, which don't have ANC (but cancel out just enough) so you're prepared to answer their questions without having to physically remove the cans from your ears each time.


    Promising review: "After several weeks of researching, comparing, and reading reviews, we bought the Beats Solo3s. I originally wanted the Bose QuietComfort 35s or the Beats Studios. I tried them on, tested them out in-store, and was having a hard time deciding. I saw a pair of the Solo3s and tried them on (not sure how I’d feel about the on-ear versus the over-the-eat style). I was amazed that the Solo3 sounded just as great as the Bose (in my opinion). While not offering noise canceling, I could still hear most things around me with the Bose and Beats Studios. I felt the sound quality was just as good and I could hear just as much noise with the Solo3’s as the other two with noise-canceling. So we bought two, had them for two weeks now and traveled with them...we are extremely happy with them and would buy them again!" —TR

    Get it from Amazon for $239.95.

    This was one of our BuzzFeed Reviews picks for the best wireless headphones.

    5. A pack of comfy, contoured ear plugs if, actually, music is the opposite of what you need to get your tasks done.


    Promising review: "I purchased these ear plugs because I suffer from something called annoying neighbors syndrome. I would liken the sounds coming from below and across from my apartment to that of an auto shop or a construction site, perhaps even an airplane hanger. Therefore, I have resulted to earplugs to ensure I get a somewhat worthwhile night of sleep. The contour capabilities of these earplugs make them incredibly comfortable to wear. After inserting the earplugs and allowing them to adjust, silence befell my bedroom. I was able to sleep free from the obnoxious noises that surround my apartment. These will be the only earplugs I wear from now on." —Emily Buss

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $2.98.

    To learn more, check out our full review of these Flents Quiet Contour Ear Plugs.

    6. A pair of blue light glasses to take the strain off your eyes as they peer into the abyss of your GCal all day.,

    Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. And you can't beat the price! I highly recommend!!" —kwatson

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in seven colors).

    7. A mousepad weekly planner that simply won't allow you to forget what you're trying to accomplish.


    Promising review: "I'm always jotting notes and doodling when on the phone and having this mousepad prevents me from having a million notebooks on my desk. It inspires me and keeps me organized. It's definitely a favorite!" —Nicy0611

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90 (available in four styles).

    8. A customizable privacy panel, because there are many perks to an open floor plan — but your manager's ability to keep tabs on you at all times is not among them.


    Get it from Filzfelt for $60 p/sq. foot (available in 58 colors).

    9. An adjustable standing desk if being hunched over your laptop all day does not bode well for actually staying awake.


    Promising review: "If you are looking for an inexpensive way to get started with a standing desk, this is perfect solution! I've wanted to make the switch for some time, but all the options besides building a pile of books were way too expensive. This desk is a great value for the price. I work in a cramped office space, so the fact that it neatly folds up is a huge plus. I'm very happy with this product." —LMP34

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two sizes and colors).

    10. A temperature-controlled smart mug so you don't have to keep getting up in the middle of your work to reheat your beverage.


    Promising review: "This thing is my new best friend. I never realized how bad drinking lukewarm or cold coffee was until I bought the Ember. I've been waiting for years to get one because it was always too expensive. But the price dropped significantly recently, so I took advantage. Let me tell you: I'll never go back to a regular ceramic mug. I drink about half a pot of coffee every morning, which takes about two hours, and didn't realize that I was drinking cold coffee about half an hour in. It's so odd to have every sip of coffee be the perfect temperature, but I love it! The ceramic is a bit thinner than your standard mug and the bottom is thicker, I'm assuming to hold the electronics of the mug, so that takes a bit of getting used to." —Kyle Switala

    Get it from Amazon for $71.95.

    11. A pack of Matcha green tea powder that'll give you an energy boost without the crash you get with coffee.


    Promising review: "I purchased this product in hopes of boosting my energy levels naturally. The benefit I was not expecting was the increase in endurance and stamina during my hot yoga workouts. This tea has taken my practice to a new level. I immediately ordered the larger size after several days of consistently using it." —Teri

    Get it from Amazon for $9.45 (for an ounce).

    12. Or, a pack of energizing mints that won't require any prep time — pop one of these bad boys in your mouth and you'll have all the B12 (energy) and minty breath to conquer the rest of your workload.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these mints. They taste great in general and I've had every flavor. I never understood the caffeine crash from coffee people often complain about, because I used to drink loads of coffee and I didn't really experience one. In fact, I was always tired and I never got much of a caffeine boost. Then I started using these mints. I got a noticeable caffeine boost and I could tell when the boost was slowly fading away, but I never felt tired after. I just felt normal." —Queen Torres

    Get a single pack from Amazon for $4.99 or a pack of six for $19.99 (both available in five flavors).

    13. A desk blanket, because it's hard to get much of anything done when your office is cranking that AC like there's no tomorrow.


    Promising review: "Hardly do I take the time to write reviews, but...this blanket cannot go without mentioning. Hands down the softest blanket I have ever felt. I love the texture and the silkiness of it. It feels like pure heaven. I wish I could carry my blankie everywhere I went! Buy it; the quality is excellent. You won't regret the purchase!!!!" —Crystyle

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    14. Or, conversely, a classy desk fan if you're on team "it's too hot in here."

    Promising review: "I have to admit a lot of what attracted me to this fan is its classic design. This fan not only looks far better than the typical generic black plastic models, it also works really well. It only has two settings, high and low, but that's all I really need. High does a great job of circulating air in a small room, and low is gentle enough to have it pointed directly at you in bed or at a desk. The metal construction feels really solid and the rubber feet make it really stable. It's also quiet. Generally I'm willing to pay a little extra money to have a product that I'll enjoy keeping for years to come and this fan is well worth it." —Dr. Dapertutto

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    15. A gel-enhanced seat cushion to give you the proper back support you need so that nothing — certainly not tailbone pain — can take your eyes off the prize.

    Promising review: "As an audiobook narrator, I spend a great deal of time propped on my bum. It's difficult to concentrate on the book you're narrating when your bum goes numb. After trying a collection of folded towels and foam bed pillows, I took a chance on this pillow. OH MY. I can now sit for hours in complete posterior comfort. I thank you, and my listeners thank you." —J. Seybert

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    16. A privacy screen for your computer that'll prevent your neighbor from monitoring exactly how many minutes you've wasted scrolling through Twitter.

    Promising review: "The privacy portion is there, which is what you want to keep prying eyes away on what you are working on as they walk up to your desk. While a little pricey for a thick piece of film, the privacy aspect more than makes up for the cost of materials. If you are looking for a good privacy screen, I would recommend this brand in your appropriate size for your monitor. I like this one so much for my desktop monitor, I am going to order another for my second desktop screen as well as my laptop." —Michael Gallagher

    Get it from Amazon for $39.09+ (available in 17"–43" sizes).

    17. A mat if you have a private office (congrats) and at least one pesky coworker who insists on walking into the room behind you unannounced.


    Promising review: "I turned it backwards when my family was coming over, but no one did what I said." —Garred A. Oldham

    Get it from Amazon for $36.18.

    18. An essential oil diffuser that'll almost? cover up the smell of your coworker's tuna sandwich (while adding some moisture to your dry office).


    Promising review: "I literally use this every day, several times a day, and it's still going strong! As long as you keep it clean in between uses and dry when not in use this should last for a while. My hibiscus still works like the first day I got it :) I love this diffuser, and I even bought another one for a different room!" —krista killman

    Get it from Amazon for $42.97+ ($69.99 with essential oils).

    19. A pair of charcoal air purifying bags if you know yourself well enough to know that you won't be getting work done if you catch a whiff of your dank shoes.


    Promising review: "Our boys play a lot of sports but we bought these specifically for our teenage son's soccer cleats. We tried spray and sneaker balls but they didn't touch the smell. These Moso Bags were recommended by a teammate's mom and they are great. His cleats were so gross, if he took them off in the car I had to roll down the windows. When these bags are in you can't smell the cleats. If you stick your nose up in his shoes they still have an odor but I feel like they are constantly having to battle the funk so they are doing a great job. He can also stick his cleats in his bag and not make all his kits smell. These are definitely worth the purchase." —Aimee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (for two; also available in sets of four and six).

    20. And a monitor document clip so you can have an in-your-face reminder of what you need to get done.


    Promising review: "This lightweight arm holds at least 20 pages without falling out. I use this to prioritize things I need to get done and it keeps me from losing paper in piles. I have neck issues because I am constantly looking down and this keeps my head up and makes data entry easier because it's right next to the screen. It also pivots so I can adjust the angle." —Life Is Short

    Get it from Amazon for $6.59.

    Some reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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