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1.An adorably encouraging daily planner you can fill out throughout the course of each day to keep yourself on track for all your calls, goals, and even your water intake, so you have a visual sense for everything you need to accomplish during your work day — and most notably, a cue for when you're "done."
2.Plus a set of eye-popping fine point pens designed for planners and journals, so you can — gasp — color code your tasks, making it clear which ones are for work, which ones are for you, and which ones are the highest priority each day.
3.An Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon's most popular Alexa-enabled device, because it comes equipped with a new "Work From Home" routine. You can personally tailor it to have Alexa remind you when to start your day, when to take breaks, when to eat, when to start making dinner, and — most importantly!! — when to log the heck off.
4.A memory foam seat cushion, so you'll stop doing that thing where you work from your bed because it's comfier than your desk chair and then end up never getting out of it. This cushion is so effective relieving pressure from your tailbone that you'll actually look *forward* to sitting at your desk.
5.Or if you're just dreading the whole "sitting at a desk" part in general, an adjustable, portable standing desk so your body will definitively be in "work mode" whenever you're sitting upright standing at it. It's also a great solution if your desk is a little too low for comfort.
6.A customizable mug and wine glass set to clearly draw the line between ~morning me time~ and ~evening me time~ before and after work.
7.A pour-over coffee maker so you'll actually have to slow down a bit and take some time for yourself in the morning instead of jumping right into the nearest shared Excel doc.
8.Plus a tiny milk frother, if you really want to go the extra mile for your work-free morning sip — everything you drink will taste like it was lovingly handcrafted by a barista.
10.The Drinking Animals Coloring Book, which will take you on a *delightful* journey of animals doing just that. Perfect for anyone who can't be trusted to watch Netflix on their computer after work without refreshing the email on their desktop 15 times, since it'll keep your hands busy. Can I get anyone a Llamarita?
11.Or gorgeous pastel paint-by-number to give your hands and brain an even *more* occupying challenge to keep you off Slack after hours. The numbers on this are teensy and require more focus (but have an end result so beautiful you'll want to frame it in the front hall 🌸).
12.Or if you really want to challenge yourself, a beginner-friendly cross-stitch kit with everything you need to create your own 2020 mood board (and keep your eyes off your Gcal at night).
13.A set of planner stickers so when you vow to yourself you're going to log off at a certain time, you'll have some adorable motivation to stick to it — these come with reminders to take breaks, drink water, and, of course, have a lazy day every now and then.
14.A popular lemongrass eucalyptus candle with a scent profile designed to help you focus and stay energized. You can light this at the beginning of your work day so you'll always associate it with a transition into ~work mode~ — basically like a much better-smelling mini commute.
15.A time-marked water bottle not just to remind you to stay hydrated during the day, but as a very literal, visual cue at 5 p.m. to step away from your laptop (and maybe chug a few ounces of water while you're at it).
16.A privacy sign meant for offices that can actually be an effective (and cheeky) way to let your family or roommates know if you need quiet, or if you're around for a quick chat. This way you have a little more control over transitioning between work and home throughout the day.
17.Or a handy dry erase door hanger, so you can get super specific with it, whether you're bogged down with work or need time alone to decompress. Sure, "on a call" means a lot more to your roomie than it does to the cat scratching at your door, but can't hurt to try!
18.A set of affordable wireless Bluetooth earbuds with a super comfy, lightweight feel, so you can toggle on your "work playlist" during work hours and seamlessly switch it over to your "OUT OF OFFICE, Y'ALL" playlist without your ears aching at the end of the day.
19.An insulated soundproofing strip that easily sticks to the outer rims of your door so you won't get tempted to peace out of work if other members of your household have different work hours and they start blasting Parks & Rec in the next room while you're still trying to focus.
20.A "take a break" digital wall print with a comforting minimalist design to remind you to do! just! that! at least a few times a day, and to fully log off when you do.
21.A set of Monkey Noodles, a quiet sensory toy that stretches, pulls, twirls, wraps, *and* squeezes, so you can gently ease yourself into "me time" mode during those end-of-the-day Zoom meetings when you're already feeling restless.
22.An always-handy smart plug you can sync with your devices like Alexa and Google Home to turn things on and off without getting up to do it yourself — a VERY handy way to create "cues" for yourself to take breaks and end work for the day, whether it's with a light that turns on and off or a coffee maker that starts automatically brewing another cup.
23.Speaking of — a set of LED light strips that lets you customize the color, brightness, and timing of the lights, and control it through an app on your phone. So you could choose to make "work mode" green and have it gently switch to "out of office mode" in blue, and use it to subtly set the tone for your day.
24.A rotating, heated back and neck massager to work out all of the knots in your odds and ends at the end of a long day, and relax you enough to shake off whatever lingering work-adjacent thoughts you have still floating in your head.
25.An Instant Pot you can use to back-time your dinners by a few hours. If you know you want to finish work at 5 p.m., you can get your ingredients together earlier in the day and throw 'em in the Instant Pot — when it's done cooking, not only will you have dinner, but you'll have a predetermined reason to step away from your desk.
26.Or an air fryer you can throw food into a half hour or so before it's time to log off (my new fave quarantine activity, TBH — my 5:30 p.m. potatoes are my 6 p.m. post-work bliss). Plus, this bb can cook so many different dishes using the power of rapid air technology that it'll spoil you for other methods of cooking forever.
27.A thin, waterproof desk pad you can use as a chic way to create a ~designated desk space~. The more you can differentiate spaces as "work" and "life" spaces in your home, the easier it will be not to muddle them.
28.Plus a set of adjustable desk shelves to organize your professional knickknacks and make your WFH space even *more* official and put together.
29.A productivity timer you can pretty much use as your designated babysitter — it can be set to any number of minutes within an hour, so you know when your designated "breaks" are, and will be much more motivated to take them.
30.A thick, eco-friendly nonslip yoga mat for morning yoga or meditation, so you have something definitively in between waking up and starting work if you're WFH and need a routine to settle you.
31.A cheeky "Out Of Office" embroidered hat that may start as a joking way to get you out of work mode, until whoops, now all your friends own one too, and it's REAL.
Metaphorically peace-ing out of your home office every night like:
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