My Top 5 Office Essentials For Productivity

office essentials for productivity

In my every day job I work at an office as a marketing assistant. In my hobby land I spend a lot of time at home working on my laptop on my blog (and its associated channels). So you could say I spend a lot of time in an office environment and there are some essentials that are complete must haves for me to stay productive and efficient.

Office essentials for productivity

1) Laptop

This may not come as any surprise but having a laptop (at home, as I only have a desktop at my general job) allows me to work on my blog wherever I comfortable and inspired that day. Whether that’s on the kitchen bench like right now, on the coffee table, my makeup table or outside. I find being confined to one place as you usually are in a general job is a lot less motivating and not as productive. I guess that’s why places like Google have such open and flexible workspaces.

2) Notebooks

Sometimes I’m a very digital person but every so often I need to get all my thoughts and ideas onto a piece of paper, which is why notebooks/pads always come in super handy! I like getting ones with cute designs on them as they can also then double up as props for my Instagram flatlays!

daniel wellington essential watch

3) Watch

If I don’t have a watch on my wrist, I feel absolutely lost and struggle to keep track of how much time I spend on certain things. As time is constantly running out, I’m always conscious of how much time I spend doing tasks. This allows me to reprioritise when required to ensure all the things I want/need to do are completed in a timely fashion.

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Office essentials for productivity

4) A Huge Cup of Tea

I’m not a coffee drinker (it makes me really energised for about half an hour and then I crash and need sleep) but I am a huge fan of tea. My large collection of T2 teas proves that (which is far more teas than the 3 pictured here). When I spend lots of time working on an article or taking photos I always enjoy having a large cup (like the one pictured) so that my tea is pretty much bottomless!

5) Windows/Natural Light

I always feel a lot more motivated when there is natural light involved, which is why being by a window or in general having light flood the room is an essential. I find it energises me (which I’m sure it does a lot of people) and keeps me going throughout the day!

So those are some of my office essentials to stay productive and motivated throughout the day! What are your must-haves? Leave them in the comments below!



*These products were gifted to me, however my opinion of them is 100% honest and my own.



  1. May 30, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    Great list dear. Watch is definitely a must have, because though you have the time displayed on your phone and PC, having a wrist watch really makes things seamless. Anyway, I love DW watches too, they have really elegant and minimalist designs.

    Jessica |

    • SofiaaDot
      July 24, 2018 / 7:14 am

      Yessss DW watches are so incredibly beautiful!!! xx

    • SofiaaDot
      April 26, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      Yess it’s sooooo good hey!! xx

    • SofiaaDot
      April 26, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Haha yess I find it hard to resist them too! xx

    • SofiaaDot
      April 26, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks! xx

  2. Shannon Jenkins
    April 24, 2018 / 11:47 am

    I definitely need some more notebooks! Love all of these tips!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

    • SofiaaDot
      April 26, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      Get some! Kmart is the best for decent prices! xx

  3. legalleeblondeblog
    April 24, 2018 / 9:58 am

    I could NOT agree more about having notebooks around! I work primarily on my laptop, of course, but always need pen and paper handy!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

    • SofiaaDot
      April 26, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      Yesss girl you get it! xx

  4. Emily
    April 22, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    There’s just something about a new notebook right? Especially if they’re pretty too – I can’t resist! Some brilliant tips!

    Musings & More

    • SofiaaDot
      April 26, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Yesss so so true haha xx

  5. April 22, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    I have a laptop at home but I tend to always use it in the same spot, haha! It’s easier always having one place for it rather than accidentally leaving it out somewhere where the boys can reach it! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your tips! 🙂

    Hope you are having a great weekend 🙂 We are having the perfect weather – warm and sunny in the morning, then cooler in the afternoon and evenings when the storms roll in. We spent time by the pool yesterday morning!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • SofiaaDot
      April 26, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      Haha fair enough, makes sense with the boys 😛

      Oh thats so so lovely!! I’d love to spend some time by the pool for sure haha xx

  6. Gabrielle
    April 19, 2018 / 5:33 am

    You’ve listed some great points here, especially windows/natural daylight – it helps give you a feel of having some breathing space, right?! 🙂 x

    • SofiaaDot
      April 19, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Yeah for sure!!!! Such an essential! Xx

  7. April 17, 2018 / 11:13 pm

    Natural light is so essential for me, too! And, if I’m working from home, burning a nice candle. 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • SofiaaDot
      April 18, 2018 / 6:27 am

      Yesss soo true about a nice candle as well!! Definitely a must hey 😀 xx

    • SofiaaDot
      April 17, 2018 / 6:12 pm

      Yeah it’s beautiful isn’t it! xx

  8. April 17, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    I love this post! I must say that I always need a big cup of coffee (or two) and windows all around me! I do tend to stop and stare every now and again, which is also a good exercise for your eyeballs (my doc says). Great read xx


    • SofiaaDot
      April 17, 2018 / 6:12 pm

      Yeah so true about staring out and also true about letting your eyes rest, mine says the same thing haha ahh yes any beverage really and you’re set! xx

    • SofiaaDot
      April 17, 2018 / 7:50 am

      Sooo good at keeping organized hey!! Xx

  9. April 17, 2018 / 5:29 am

    I also need notebooks and endless amounts of tea! 😛

    Love this post!! Have a great week! 🙂


    Seize your Style

    • SofiaaDot
      April 17, 2018 / 7:50 am

      Yesss so true hey haha xx

    • SofiaaDot
      April 17, 2018 / 7:49 am

      Yesss they are such a must!

  10. April 16, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    Notebooks are life! I’m so old school and prefer to keep handwritten lists of everything! xx


    • SofiaaDot
      April 16, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      Yesss I agree soooo much!! xx

  11. Yiota
    April 16, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    I don’t know how I could live without notebooks!! I am currently using three, one for blogging, one for my wedding preparations and one for general issues and life, they are a must for organization!! x


    • SofiaaDot
      April 16, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      Yesss notebooks are everything!!! Haha good break up! xx

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