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    38 Products To Minimize Your WFH-Related Stress

    Because work is already stressful enough.

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    1. A memory foam seat cushion and lumbar pillow that reduces pressure with a U-shaped cutout. This is perfect for everyone who's turned their kitchen table into a cubicle.

    the cushions on an office chair

    2. A suprisingly effective migraine stick to free yourself from splitting migraines with the help of peppermint, spearmint, and lavender therapeutic grade oils.

    A BuzzFeed writer using the product

    3. A pack of AirPod cleaners so you don't have to stress about always using dirty headphones after having them in your ears all day while working. Tuning out distractions takes a toll.

    Blue square with lots of ear wax on it that was removed from an AirPod speaker

    4. A conveniently portable massage gun to help reduce stress building in your muscles from working in uncomfortable seats at home — it goes 60% deeper than a typical vibration device to increase blood flow and relieve discomfort.

    The device, a bag, and two tubes of product

    5. A 100% natural soy Pet House candle so effective, you'll almost forget your coworker is a dog. Smelling Fido all day isn't exactly helping you focus.

    reviewer pic of their pup lying on the ground with the clear glass candle between their paws

    6. A chunky knit Bearaby Cotton Napper to sit under while you work since heavier blankets can provide benefits believed to help some people with stress and anxiety.

    A person underneath the blankets

    7. A bottle of Drop It if you're prone to hangovers. A few drops of these removes sulfites and tanning from wine. Say goodbye to stressful hangovers when trying to work after a wild weekend.

    8. A StirMate automatic pot stirrer as good as having an extra hand in the kitchen. This'll keep that sauce from clumping while you're multitasking making dinner and finishing that last email of the day.

    9. An asymmetrical vanity desk that'll combine your desk and vanity with a little extra flair. If you're stressed about working in your tiny bedroom, consider buying this.

    The product holding makeup, a mirror, and a desktop

    10. An adjustable cellphone stand so you won't feel the blood leaving your hands from endless video calls. And it has space for charging cables at the bottom in case your phone dies.

    11. An indoor storage bench perfect for those concerned about seating and a place to store reams of paper, writing utensils, or equipment you'd rather not display.

    12. Or a compact file cabinet to give your important documents a permanent home and finally relax without the visible clutter. Unlike most file cabinets, this one doesn't look like it came straight out of the 1980s.

    13. A set of honeycomb organizers you should seriously consider using since you can never find your office supplies when you need it.

    The honeycomb organizers with paperclips, push pins, and other office supplies

    14. A Thaw Claw because we've all forgotten to defrost something while embroiled in a work task, and then panicked over not knowing what to do for dinner. Suction it to your sink, fill it up with water, nestle the food underneath, and watch it defrost seven times faster.

    15. A vibrating alarm clock for those sharing a bedroom who don't want to disturb their partner. Traditional alarms are abrasive, all it takes is some vibrations to rouse you just as quickly.

    Person getting out of bed early without disturbing sleeping partner

    16. A 6-in-1 MacBook adapter so your laptop won't die mid-meeting just because you wanted to charge your phone. This'll help you do all that and more for less than $20.

    a slim adaptor with extra ports than comes with the mac

    17. An easy-to-store two-tier folding desk because there's nothing like NOT seeing your desk when you're not at work. Remember that 😭? Keep your workspace out of sight and mind after you sign off by putting it away.

    Two-tier wood-top desk with black metal crossing legs

    18. A compact heated massager to gently lull your aching, cramped muscles into a peaceful state as you attempt to get through the workday without a proper desk.

    the massager

    19. These cute squishy toys for squeezing when you need to distract yourself with something else while working from a chaotic household.

    The mini animal-shaped squishies

    20. If a to-do list isn't enough, a daily, weekly, and monthly planner that'll help you keep your deadlines and due dates all straight in your head. Don't underestimate the power of writing things down, this planner could really make a difference.

    reviewer photo of the planner

    21. A Wi-Fi extender because staying connected has never been more important. This'll boost your coverage up to 1,500 square feet — no more dead zones or Zoom lags.

    the extender with a phone held up next to it for scale showing they are the same size roughly

    22. A hardy snake plant because having something living at your desk is good feng shui. Snake plants thrive in all light conditions and don't require much water.

    23. A self-therapy notepad so you can air your grievances and then get back to killing it at work. These will help you emotionally regulate and recenter so you can feel your best.

    the self therapy pad

    24. A beautiful yoga mug to hold your preferred caffeinated beverage and make your desk more zen. (And remind you to do some yoga after work.)

    model's hand holding a mug with animated brown-skinned people in bright workout clothes doing yoga poses

    25. A helpful USB-powered cooling pad for your laptop that had emphysema even before you started working from home. If you're stressed about your laptop overheating mid-task, this genius gadget will cool it down.

    26. A gorgeous Vitruvi diffuser that'll fill your life with delightful scents for up to 18 hours (!!!) which is great since aromatherapy can have so many mental health benefits. It's totally natural and very safe to use in the background as you work.

    A reviewer's diffuser

    27. A silk-lined beanie to throw on real quick on days you woke up five minutes before your first meeting 🤡. This'll prevent your delicate strands from breaking off, while also concealing the mess within.

    28. A vacuum insulated, rust-proof, Stanley thermos so your coffee will stay hot for up to 24 hours, yes you read that correctly. If you have a stressful, fast-pace job, you don't have time to be reheating coffee in the kitchen.

    a person pouring a hot beverage into the wide-mouth thermos

    29. A double-ended laptop cleaning brush since laptops are better at collecting dust than anything else. You have 99 problems, a jammed keyboard shouldn't be one of them.

    A person using the product

    30. A sturdy desktop punching bag so you can sock it to the man *kinda* when things get wild at work.

    The punching bag

    31. A darling cactus humidifier because dry air does your hair and skin absolutely no favors. And if you have allergies ruining your workday, you should definitely invest in one of these.

    a close up of the cactus humidifier on a desk in front of a laptop

    32. An under-the-desk foot rest for people like myself who cannot focus long enough to complete a simple task. Feeling restless? Here's a place to tap your feet while you force yourself to work.

    33. A stress relief and anti-anxiety tool bundle because virtual working and communicating isn't always a walk in the park, especially for people who are neurodivergent. These fidget tools were designed to support anyone who has ADD, ADHD, OCD, autism, or anxiety.

    Eight toys inside the kit

    34. A reading pillow for when you really need to take it easy on yourself while working late nights. It's very firm (but comfortable) for maximum back support!

    A cream version of the pillow with removable memory foam

    35. An ergonomic desk chair because you've got enough problems and back pain shouldn't be one. Its sleek design offers great lumbar support! High-quality fabric makes this chair look more expensive than it really is.

    A black chair pulled up to a desk

    36. An anti-slip desk pad to protect your "desk" from getting scraped up by your laptop. I say "desk" for those working at kitchen tables, coffee tables, and any place that's not ideal. It's got mouse traction too!

    The desk pad underneath a laptop

    37. A helpful ladybug desktop vacuum that'll suck up any tiny crumbs you may have leftover from lunch. Home infestations are stressful, you really don't want those problems.

    A reviewer's vacuum next to their mouse

    38. A collapsible wall organizer in case you don't have space for a file cabinet or you're running low on drawer space. Kiss the mountain of papers goodbye for good! Plus, it's cute and colorful.

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