The first day of a new job can bring about quite an array of emotions, whether it’s the excitement to work on different projects or the nervousness of meeting your coworkers for the first time. There are endless possibilities, though- of meeting some amazing people, making a lasting first impression, and taking on new responsibilities.
If you need that slight confidence boost to help you stay organised and get through the day on a high, we’ve got just the right Amazon products. So, get your checklist out and start ticking off these products to buy for that much-anticipated first day at work!
1. A Planner: Channel Your Inner Monica
Chances are your first week at the new job won’t be too hectic, which will allow you to dip your toe in the water and get a feel of the new work environment. But maintaining a planner will help you keep track of important tasks and meetings, so you can focus on the work at hand rather than worrying about having missed something. Plus, there’s nothing better than the satisfaction of ticking tasks off your list for that ‘You go, girl!’ feeling.
Kool Kanya’s Kounsel: You can easily stick a magnetic board planner on your fridge or closet and edit tasks during the week. No paper wastage, so it’s eco-friendly too!
2. A Cushion: Treat Your Back To Comfort
No matter if your job involves sitting at a desk for long periods or standing continuously, your back will thank you for buying a cushion. The relaxation that a soft and comfy cushion offers is unparalleled and, since you’ve landed a new job, a small treat should definitely be on the list. This will truly be the best buy!
Kool Kanya’s Kounsel: Extra points for splurging on memory foam!
3. A Makeup Kit: For That On-The-Go Glam
We’ve all been there- a meeting that, turns out, is a video call, or being pulled into a last-minute meeting when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Well, your first day at the new job is when this might likely happen since you’re not familiar with the nature of discussions in the new workplace. And a makeup kit with just a few products can pep you up in under two minutes, so you feel as good as you look. Simply dab on some lipstick, apply a coat of mascara, smudge a bit of kajal in your waterline, and, voila, you’re good to go!
Kool Kanya’s Kounsel: Keep a cute makeup pouch with a few items handy, so you can also slip it into your handbag when stepping out.
4. Headphones: To (Literally) Drown Out The Background Noise
Whether there’s noise in the background that you don’t want your new colleagues to hear, or you need to escape the external world for some quiet time, headphones save the day! And why not splurge on that latest set you’ve been eyeing for a while? A new job calls for small treats, and buying yourself something useful yet fancy is all the reassurance you need that you’ve made the right decision.
Kool Kanya’s Kounsel: Though they’re bulky, headphones are more comfortable than earphones. Buy a pair of both if you like practicality mixed with comfort!
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5. A Vision Board: Make Your Dreams Come True
Now that you’re finally on the path to achieving everything you’ve dreamed of, it’s time to think further. A vision board gives you the chance to see all your dreams in front of you, and manifest them to reality. Do you wish to take that vacation to Bali, buy a luxury car, or meet your role model? Go ahead- buy that vision board and place everything you’ve ever wanted on it. The time to achieve is now, and you’re already on track!
Kool Kanya’s Kounsel: Don’t want to buy a readymade vision board? You can DIY it too! Take a white board or soft board, give it a quirky background, and manifest away!
6. An Inspiring Book: Build Yourself Up While Letting Loose
Need some inspiration to let those creative juices flow and be the best version of yourself at the new job? A self-help book is just what you need! And no, we don’t mean the generic ‘How to Become a Billionaire in 24 hours’ type. A quirky, heartfelt book like ‘Big Magic’ by Elizabeth Gilbert or ‘Lean In’ by Sheryl Sandberg will give you the push you need to think big and make some strides, right from day one.
Kool Kanya’s Kounsel: Keep a relaxed book ready for days when reading a heavy one seems too draining or you can’t focus.
7. Document Folder: Save Yourself From Repeating, “Where Did I Keep That?”
You’ll probably have to turn in a mountain of paperwork on your first day, right from educational certificates to contracts and more. If you don’t already have that one very heavy file that houses all your documents, it’s time to buy one and rejoice in the glory of organisation. Pick a large enough folder with multiple pockets, and you won’t have to worry about running around, looking through numerous files trying to find the document you need. You’ll thank us when you save yourself a couple of hours on that first day!
Kool Kanya’s Kounsel: Already know what documents you’ll need on the first day? Segregate and store them in a smaller file beforehand to save some time (and energy!)
8. A Scented Candle: Basic But Beneficial
Feeling overwhelmed? Light a candle and breathe the comforting scent in, and you won’t feel so heavy anymore. The good news is, there are so many scents available; you can pick what you like and use it while practicing self-care when the day is over. If you haven’t set it on your schedule already, do it now, so you can give yourself some time to reflect on everything that happened during the day.
P.S- Our favourite scent has to be vanilla!
Kool Kanya’s Kounsel: When buying candles online, stick to basic scents that have the least chance of smelling odd.
When the big day is finally here, remember- just be yourself. You’ve already got the job, and it’s now time to shine and prove your worth. While you set off on a new journey, brace yourself and enjoy this time. After all, you deserve it!
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