You don’t need your whole desktop for this one, but you get the same beneficial functions of a stand-alone keyboard and physical mouse. Having a mouse, separate from your laptop or tablet, can help you create more precise movements because your focus is following the physical motion your hand is moving in. As for the keyboard, you can have more buttons and commands than what is provided on your laptop, which can help improve productivity.
Surprisingly enough, we included this one for the added health benefits too, as the keyboard and mouse found in laptops can cause painful musculoskeletal disorders like tendonitis, tenosynovitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
It’s probably inevitable that you’ll end up watching a video presentation, having virtual meetings, listening to podcasts, or all of the above. So, having a good set of wireless, noise-canceling headphones can help make those experiences better. You’ll be less distracted by the environment you’re working in and more focused on the task-at-hand...and the wireless part means fewer wires that you’ll have to deal with!
If you’re going to be communicating digitally, consider getting a headset with a clear, built-in microphone instead.
Another trick to being more productive is wearing a smartwatch. Need something to notify you about your scheduled meetings? Want a digital assistant to keep you on track with tasks? Or do you just want to be notified when industry news and updates about your competition come up? These are all things that a smartwatch can do.
On top of that, it can also help you track your fitness goals since we know how busy we can get as entrepreneurs. It can keep you motivated and remind you to stay active throughout the day.