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10 Productivity Hacks To Kick-Start Your Day

Clear your desktop, light a lemon-scented candle, and get ready for a more productive day with these tips.
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Otherwise, light a candle, invest in an electric diffuser, or squeeze a few drops of scented oil onto a cotton ball. Smell is a powerful sense, and inhaling certain scents can boost productivity, focus, and mood.
Your scent of choice could depend on personal preference or the project at hand. Lemon boosts concentration and may help calm you down if you're feeling anxious or stressed. Jasmine also has calming properties and has been known to boost energy and confidence. Peppermint could be a good pick for your next brainstorming session. It promotes clear thinking and revitalizes the brain.
If you work in a home or private office, an electric diffuser or a spray bottle can spread energy-boosting smells. Open offices are trickier. You don't want to spray unwanted scents into anyone's personal space, but you can reap the same benefits with scented lotion or a hand sanitizer, or by dropping oils onto a cotton ball for an occasional whiff.
(Image: MichaelJung/iStockPhoto)

Buy An Air Freshener

Otherwise, light a candle, invest in an electric diffuser, or squeeze a few drops of scented oil onto a cotton ball. Smell is a powerful sense, and inhaling certain scents can boost productivity, focus, and mood.

Your scent of choice could depend on personal preference or the project at hand. Lemon boosts concentration and may help calm you down if you're feeling anxious or stressed. Jasmine also has calming properties and has been known to boost energy and confidence. Peppermint could be a good pick for your next brainstorming session. It promotes clear thinking and revitalizes the brain.

If you work in a home or private office, an electric diffuser or a spray bottle can spread energy-boosting smells. Open offices are trickier. You don't want to spray unwanted scents into anyone's personal space, but you can reap the same benefits with scented lotion or a hand sanitizer, or by dropping oils onto a cotton ball for an occasional whiff.

(Image: MichaelJung/iStockPhoto)

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