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Last Updated on November 26, 2017

Live Your Life Smarter and Easier With These 10 Amazing Products

Live Your Life Smarter and Easier With These 10 Amazing Products

On daily basis, we face diverse challenges and the sum of it all is that, life is actually made up of small repetitive problems; and no one is exempted from these.  Little but awkward conditions could involve the basic need to cut a birthday cake evenly, forgetting to take your pills, having no umbrella, or taking up so much space for your travel mug.

These may seem like trivial little things.  But while small individually, imagine how much extra effort and time they take up when you deal with them again and again!
  Here at Lifehack, we make life easier for our readers, so here’s a list of affordable products that can help you tackle common little problems in life!  With these affordable and valuable items, you can cut down on the daily irritations and focus your energy on doing the things you really want to do.

1. 4PCS BeautyMood Cake Knife

    This is the perfect cake knife for cutting the perfect pieces of cake or pie. Creatively manufactured, it has no blades, and is super safe for Kids! This gives you the perfect cut and sizes and the labor of cutting piece by piece with a traditional knife is forgotten. All you have to do – is press the cake server into your cake, then squeeze gently and lift, and you are ready to serve your perfectly sliced cake. This is great for home use, weddings, birthdays and every occasion.

    2. Gourmia GK320 Travel Foldable Electric Kettle

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      This kettle offers you absolute convenience, as you fully enjoy amazing cup of coffee/tea, cocoa, oatmeal, noodles and so much more. A collapsible kettle that’s great for boiling water and an outstanding appliance to carry with you on your travels as it can be folded.
      This amazing Foldable Electric Tea Kettle is a must-have appliance that you won’t want to be without! When it senses there is no more water within the pot, it automatically shuts off so you don’t have to bother about possible hazard.

      3. Stojo Collapsible Cup

        Forget about disposable cups! The Stojo Pocket Cup is both convenient and reusable, and is the worlds’ only leak-proof reusable cup that perfectly fits into any pocket, backpack, glove compartment, or laptop bag; you name it. After a good drink, just collapse the cup, seal the lid, pack & go.

        4. Portable Rain Hood


          With the portable rain hood, you don’t need to carry an umbrella or put on any bulky rain gear simply because it looks like it will rain. Just pack this stylish rain hood within your pocket/purse and you will be ready to withstand the weather’s unpredictable nature. This will shield your hair, protect your outfit and allow you to stay dry.

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          5. Asobu Combine Daily Pill Box Organizer with Water Bottle

              With this product, you will never forget to take your vitamins and pills along with you. It is a water bottle pill holder that’s designed with a seven-compartment pill organizer – making it possible for you to have water at hand to gulp your pills at set time. This is a clever design as you’ll always have water along with your daily supplements to take, anytime.

              6. The Original Bear Paws Shredder Claws

                This item is indeed your TIME SAVER as it helps you to perfectly shred meat (pork, chicken, beef and more) without the mess and hassles of forks and knives. It’s easy and fun to utilize. It’s an amazing BBQ accessory and a must-have.

                7. Chateau Spill Red Wine Stain Remover

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                  This is a special Wine Stain Remover that breaks down stains & eliminates them without the use of chlorine bleach or peroxide. It is simply powerful on stains and was voted best red wine cleaning solution by Wired Magazine.

                  8. Bite Helper – Bug Bite Itch Neutralizer


                    This is an easy to use groundbreaking product that quickly terminates itch & irritation of mosquito bites. With this, No more itch! It works by delivering heat and vibration to the affected part – increasing blood flow & circulation and thus soothing the itch. Simply enjoy your life – itch free, daily!

                    9. CouchCoaster – The Ultimate Drink Holder For Your Sofa


                      This product is great for holding all your favorite drinks whether hot or cold. Keep your drink within easy reach with this ultimate drink holder. It works by wrapping it over the arm of your sofa or tucked between seat cushions. This is perfect for solving everyday problems.

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                      10. All-Natural Anti-Blister Balm

                        This is great for stopping blisters. Once you prep your feet with this all natural anti blister balm, you don’t have to worry about your shoes hurting you. It simply works as an invisible barrier on your skin and eliminates friction from all kinds of shoes. Wear your shoes now without fear, comfortably.

                        Remember that tackling repetitive problems is a time-waster and you can use any or all of the above listed recommended products to live that hassle-free life you deserve!

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                        Last Updated on September 17, 2018

                        How to Stop Multitasking and Become Way More Productive

                        How to Stop Multitasking and Become Way More Productive

                        Today we are expected to work in highly disruptive environments. We sit down at our desks, turn on our computer and immediately we are hit with hundreds of emails all vying for our attention.

                        Our phones are beeping and pinging with new alerts to messages, likes and comments and our colleagues are complaining about the latest company initiative is designed to get us to do more work and spend less time at home.

                        All these distractions result in us multitasking where our attention is switching between one crisis and the next.

                        Multitasking is a problem. But how to stop multitasking?

                        How bad really is multitasking?

                        It dilutes your focus and attention so even the easiest of tasks become much harder and take longer to complete.

                        Studies have shown that while you think you are multitasking, you are in fact task switching, which means your attention is switching between two or more pieces of work and that depletes the energy resources you have to do your work.

                        This is why, even though you may have done little to no physical activity, you arrive home at the end of the day feeling exhausted and not in the mood to do anything.

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                        We know it is not a good way to get quality work done, but the demands for out attention persist and rather than reduce, are likely to increase as the years go by.

                        So what to do about it?

                        Ways to stop multitasking and increase productivity

                        Now, forget about how to multitask!

                        Here are a few strategies on how to stop multitasking so you can get better quality and more work done in the time you have each working day:

                        1. Get enough rest

                        When you are tired, your brain has less strength to resist even the tiniest attention seeker. This is why when you find your mind wandering, it is a sign your brain is tired and time to take a break.

                        This does not just mean taking breaks throughout the day, it also means making sure you get enough sleep every day.

                        When you are well rested and take short regular breaks throughout the day your brain is fully refuelled and ready to focus in on the work that is important.

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                        2. Plan your day

                        When you don’t have a plan for the day, the day will create a plan for you. When you allow outside influences to take control of your day, it is very hard not to be dragged off in all directions.

                        When you have a plan for the day, when you arrive at work your brain knows exactly what it is you want to accomplish and will subconsciously have prepared itself for a sustained period of focused work.

                        Your resistance to distractions and other work will be high and you will focus much better on the work that needs doing.

                        3. Remove everything from your desk and screen except for the work you are doing

                        I learned this one a long time ago. In my previous work, I worked in a law office and I had case files to deal with. If I had more than one case file on my desk at any one time, I would find my eyes wandering over the other case files on my desk when I had something difficult to do.

                        I was looking for something easier. This meant often I was working on three or four cases at one time and that always led to mistakes and slower completion.

                        Now when I am working on something, I am in full-screen mode where all I can see is the work I am working on right now.

                        4. When at your desk, do work

                        We are creatures of habit. If we do our online shopping and news reading at our desks as well as our work, we will always have the temptation to be doing stuff that we should not be doing at that moment.

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                        Do your online shopping from another place—your home or from your phone when you are having a break—and only do your work when at your desk. This conditions your brain to focus in on your work and not other distractions.

                        5. Learn to say no

                        Whenever you hear the phrase “learn to say no,” it does not mean going about being rude to everyone. What it does mean is delay saying yes.

                        Most problems occur when we say “yes” immediately. We then have to spend an inordinate amount of energy thinking of ways to get ourselves out of the commitment we made.

                        By saying “let me think about it” or “can I let you know later” gives you time to evaluate the offer and allows you to get back to what you were doing quicker.

                        6. Turn off notifications on your computer

                        For most of us, we still use computers to do our work. When you have email alert pop-ups and other notifications turned on, they will distract you no matter how strong you feel.

                        Turn them off and schedule email reviewing for times between doing your focused work. Doing this will give you a lot of time back because you will be able to remain focused on the work in front of you.

                        7. Find a quiet place to do your most important work

                        Most workplaces have meeting rooms that are vacant. If you do have important work to get done, ask if you can use one of those rooms and do your work there.

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                        You can close the door, put on your headphones and just focus on what is important. This is a great way to remove all the other, non-important, tasks demanding your attention and just focus on one piece of work.

                        The bottom line

                        Focusing on one piece of work at a time can be hard but the benefits to the amount of work you get done are worth it. You will make fewer mistakes, you will get more done and will feel a lot less tired at the end of the day.

                        Make a list of the four or five things you want to get done the next day before you finish your work for the day and when you start the day, begin at the top of the list with the first item.

                        Don’t start anything else until you have finished the first one and then move on to the second one. This one trick will help you to become way more productive.

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