Decluttering of desk done, armed with a tone of clean space. Coffee boiled. I’m good to blog. I’ll happily kick this lazy lump out of bed and stumble my way straight into the 5am club. Starting my day at 5am is the only way I can bash out meaningful content. Does it happen all the time? Ha, definitely not. Arguably, this 5ams more of a 7am shady knock off. Sorry, Mr Sharma.
There’s writer’s block. And then there’s James Bond villainous stubbornness. Several thousand leagues beneath that, there’s my depletion of motivation. Happily snoozing. This is why it takes me more than a day to bash out a few hundred pitiful words. And yes, a fine topic for another day.
OK, so I need expert levels of motivation to achieve anything significant. I’ll take nothing short of herculean, thank you very much. And that’s just to get me out the gate.
Now, this is where it gets interesting. Over the years, I’ve given up trying to think or understand what’s my problem, instead, I’ve come to realise the quickest and most productive method is by simply exploiting my emotional state.
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Motivational exploitation is a dirty weapon against writers block
That’s right, by yanking the right emotional triggers, I’ll completely sucker punch myself into firing up my motivational levels, getting stuff done. And done, stuff will get.
You see, I love things. Things that slap a filthy grin on my face. I surround myself with them, rewarding myself every now and then, and yes, it’s a highly dubious and questionable process, worthy of any Olympic scandal. But, it is what it is, and what works for me.
Ordinarily, and most likely, I’d argue it’s superficial or materialistic, and you’ll eternally bathe in shame for your sins. But, oh so hypocritically of me… I don’t care.
It’s what gets me typing. And for blogging, this is what I need and if by chance it helps just one soul, the pies in your face, good sir!
So check out below all my favourite things, that’s definitely made the endless hours of typing rather more productive than they should have been.
Inspire yourself to do more, rewarding yourself with self-praise and gratification. Start with even the smallest and most insignificant of tasks, as this well-formed habit will sprout beautifully, positively encourage you to do more.
Dell XPS 15 7590 Laptop 15.6 inch, 4K UHD OLED InfinityEdge, 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Windows 10 Home, XPS7590-7572SLV-PUS, 15-15.99 inches
Do you need an Apple MacBook Pro to blog? Of course you bloody don’t. Will it bring endless amounts of joy, unquestionably yes. She’s a friggin beaut.
But if you’re like me, I’ll take a thousand bucks of savings any day. Oh come on, who wouldn’t like that stuffed in their pocket.
Sure in the distant future when I’m balling it or when I feel the need to look hip in a coffee shop, where I’d never ever in a million years blog, I’ll get maybe get one.
Until said dystopian future has arrived, this Dell XPS remains king.
CHOETECH Wireless Charger (2 Pack),Qi-Certified 10W Max Fast Wireless Charging Pad Stand Bundle Compatible iPhone SE 2020/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS Max/XS/X, Samsung Galaxy S20+/Note 10, AirPods Pro
I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but at some point, I’ve become rather millenial, disgustingly so.
Even now, I can hear myself repulsive inner child thinking it aloud.
What? You expected me to plug that cable into my mobile, to charge it. How dare you!
Completely laughable, but so worryingly true. Convenience is a beautifully lucrative commodity. And yes, there’s nothing more satisfying than throwing your mobile down for a super quick charge. It’s my shame, and I’ll be wearing it proud.
Microsoft Surface Keyboard, WS2-00025, Silver
Do you need a wireless keyboard? Your damn right you do.
It’s probably one of the most satisfying purchases you will make. It keeps your desk free from wires that ruin any form of clean space. And if you feel the need to kick back and type, throw it on your lap, and give it a try. A wireless keyboard is exceptionally convenient. And a must.
In a vast sea of uninspiringly bland, and not so strangely Apple-like, keyboard designs, this Surface models colour and design are stunning, and well, beautifully different.
Microsoft Surface Mobile Mouse (Silver)
Do you need a wireless mouse? Your damn right you do.
Not pairing it with the beautiful Surface keyboard would be downright rude.
Sure, the bigger Surface Precision mouse looks great, is rechargeable, but would do I need to spend an extra seventy bucks, probably not. But I do hate swapping out batteries.
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones – Apple W1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, 40 Hours Of Listening Time – Red (Latest Model)
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Beats are a seriously beautiful piece of kit, coming in all sorts of fantastically bright colours. Red, red and bloody marvellous Red, every time. Yes please.
Whether you’re sat on the couch blogging or smashing your buns in the gym, Beats are the perfect fit for you. Strangely focusing your efforts and heightening your concentration, ensuring you get the best out of whatever you’re doing.
If I’m stuck, distracted by my surroundings, and going nowhere, I’ll grab my Beats to power me through until the jobs done. Would any other wireless headphone do the same? Yes. But they ain’t like this red.
Samsung 28-Inch UE570 UHD 4K Gaming Monitor (LU28E570DS/ZA) – 60Hz Refresh, Computer Monitor, 3840 x 2160p Resolution, 1ms Response, FreeSync, Split Screen, HDMI, Black
If you’re still working off a laptop screen or small monitor, now’s the time to jump up to a 28″ monitor. They’re cheaper than ever before. Take a look at this Samsung. It comes fully loaded with stunningly vibrant pixels and a minimalistic design that’s simply beautiful.
Will its dazzling 4K display be the market leader, at this price, not a hope a chance in hell. But if you’re like me, searching for the elusively marvellous price point that perfectly blends performance and value, look no further. The choice has been made.
Do I regret buying two of these, for the price of one stunning 4K monitor? Doubling my blogging delights, of course not.
VIVO Dual LCD Monitor Desk Mount Stand Heavy Duty Fully Adjustable fits 2 /Two Screens up to 27″ (STAND-V002)
Who doesn’t like a bargain? We’ll search covetously, and endlessly,
for the most lucrative offer of the day, not finishing until we finally emerge triumphant over our fellow shoppers.
Come on, we all live in that exaggerated shopping fantasy do we not?
So, when you come across that one product, that shouldn’t see the end of the day, prepare to bask freely, and indulgently, in your shopping wizardry.
The Vivo does precisely what it says it will do. And nothing less.
It delivers on its promise at a fantastically, stupid, low price. It’s sturdy and firm, tidily hiding the cables down the back, and expertly keeping your desk clear of clutter. And you know what, you’ll be amazed at how much free space you reclaim.
USB Power Strip with Wireless Charger BESTEK 8-Outlet Surge Protector and 40W 6-Port USB Charging Dock Station,1500 Joules,ETL Listed,Dorm Room Accessories
No one likes to manage or clean up their cables. It’s just one of those tasks we neglect and will never willingly want to do. The Bestek power charger changes that. And it does it so brilliantly.
It’s beautifully constructed. You’ll be absolutely amazed at how small and compact it is, way more than you expect, which is a massive benefit in our space-saving campaign. Considering the familiar, and unimaginative mess, your so very used to seeing, its size, and colourful design, make this purchase a truly fantastic choice.
No one want’s to spend fifty bucks on a power extension, period. But you know what, you’ll love it. You don’t need to jump onto Prime this very minute, or even tomorrow or the next day, but when you do make sure its the Bestek.
Reebok Zjet 460 Bike Bluetooth, Silver
Writing engaging and creative content, consistently, is both a tiresome and horrifically enduring chore. Repeatedly flexing your brainpower will expertly deplete any and all of your energy reserves. Leaving you fatigued, drained, and a miserable self-loathing lump.
If you’re looking for the cheapest and most effective method, it’s arguably a brisk walk. It has an impressive ability to clear and centre your mind, instantly energising it with overwhelming amounts of positivity.
But some times it rains, and not everyone likes walking. So if you’re like me who loves cycling, then bashing out an hour in front of Netflix is an incredibly efficient way of exercising, while keeping your binging habits from wrecking your life any further.
The Reebok, depending on what week it is, and treacherous mood I’m in, it spends life as an expensive coat hanger most weeks. But for the weeks brimming with motivation, it’s a calorie-burning godsend.
It keeps me focused. Serving as a delightful break and welcomed distraction from the screen, when my word craftings turned to utter gloop.
Sure, it’s a bit on the bulky side, which is massively annoying for a small apartment. But it was never bought for aesthetic pleasure, and yes next time I will buy a more compact exercise bike. Until the dreaded date of replacement arrives the Reebok will continue proudly sitting in my living room.
Nespresso by De’Longhi ENV135B Coffee and Espresso Machine by De’Longhi, Black
Coffee. The most essential item on the list. Drinking it excessively or in moderation, whatever your pleasure, its an integral part of every writers day. The thought of a world without coffee is as disgustingly equal to the notion that decaf is an acceptable alternative.
This beauty isn’t even purchased, yet. But with its features, and great reviews, it’s swiftly climbing its way to the top of my list. And the choices are running out.
The space in the kitchens cleared for my Nespresso mornings, so Mr Prime get your van ready for my order.