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    If You Need A Bit Of Motivation When Working From Home, Check Out These 38 Things

    Caffeinated gum + silent Zoom-friendly fidget toys = the new keys to corporate success.

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    1. A pack of NeuroGum made with a blend of caffeine and nootropics, designed to give you energy five times faster than regular coffee — without jitters or sluggishness afterward. That 3 p.m. slump when you suddenly have the attention span of a goldfish just met its match.

    2. A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy so effective at relieving pressure from your tailbone that you'll actually *want* to sit in your office chair.

    A reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it

    3. A set of Monkey Noodles, a quiet sensory toy that stretches, pulls, twirls, wraps, *and* squeezes, so you can keep your restless self on task during those endless Zoom calls that feel like you just aged six years in an hour.

    Reviewer image of five long noodle-shaped toys in different colors

    4. A super popular time-marked water bottle to remind you to stay hydrated during the day, which is especially important when you're WFH — it's even easier to feel anxious or tired when you're on your lonesome, and being dehydrated can def make it even worse. Get ahead of it by letting your bottle cheer you on!

    5. 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 — TBH, nothing compares to the serotonin boost of crossing something off a list.

    A blank page of the planner

    6. Or for the ~big picture~ thinkers, a weekly notepad to remind you of what the top priorities for each day are, so you don't feel as overwhelmed (and tempted to procrastinate) while powering through them.

    A notepad with space to write under for each weekday and next week's goals

    7. Plus a set of eye-popping fine point pens designed for planners and journals, so you can — gasp — color code your tasks, putting a fun twist on them that makes it all the more motivating to stay focused 🌈.

    Fine point pens in 18 different colors

    8. A hanging window desk that lets you basically turn any window in your life into a temporary standing desk — now not only will you get a chance to stretch your legs, but you can enjoy your view to the fullest (read: wave profusely at any dogs that happen to be walking by).

    A wooden desk hung up by ropes and suction to a window with a laptop on it

    9. An adorable We Rate Dogs daily calendar to brighten up your day every single time you sit down at your desk and inspire you to do your very best, just like all the dogs are. What? Did we do?? To deserve dogs????? 😭

    A daily tear off calendar with a picture of a cute dog on it and a little blurb about it

    10. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have over 100,000 popular reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds so you can block out distracting noise during the day. These are also super handy for ~walk and talkers~ — you can easily pace around the room during phone calls to stay energized and focused.

    Reviewer image of two black earbuds next to their charging case

    11. Or a splurge-worthy pair Bose QuietComfort Series II wireless headphones, known for being one of the most effective noise-cancelling *and* comfiest headphones on the market, making them perfect for all day, distraction-free wear.

    A model wearing a pair of gray over the ear wireless headphones

    12. A mug warmer that'll keep your coffee piping hot long after you brew it, because nothing shatters your attention span quite like going back to the microwave five times every morning.

    A blue mug warmer on a desk with a mug of coffee on it

    13. A 42-page Rocketbook Fusion reusable notebook to keep you on task no matter *what* your organization style happens to be. This notebook includes lined and grid pages in addition to planner, calendar, and brainstorming pages, so it pretty much covers any of your WFH needs.

    A model writing in the planner page of a Rocket notebook

    14. A Focused & Fabulous candle you can get in one of seven signature scents to keep you relaxed and focused even on work days when you are one Gchat away from losing your last marble.

    A lit black candle with white and gold text that says "focused & fabulous"

    15. A low-impact under-the-desk elliptical for anyone who gets distracted by aches and pains from sitting in one position all day — this can help keep you loose.

    16. Or a compact, TikTok-famous rolling desk bike pretty much guaranteed to keep even the most restless among us on task. Sorry @ your actual desk.

    A model on a white bike desk with a tray steadying their laptop

    17. A Baby Yoda mousepad, because honestly, our work is only as good as our relationship with our coworkers. And with this lil' guy on your side, you'll never lose 😭.

    mousepad featuring a still of baby yoda sitting on the ground

    18. A waterproof, stain-resistant faux marble granite adhesive you can use on an old desk to magic it into a sleeker, brand new version, so you'll actually look forward to working on it every day.

    Faux white and granite covering a white desk

    19. A digital download of WFH-themed wall art to really establish it as a "working space" and put you in the right mindset when you sit down in the morning.

    A minimalist print that says "work from home" with the definition: "answering emails from the comfort of your bed, completing critical tasks only in a somewhat timely manner, dreading virtual meetings and over snacking"

    20. A mini fridge that may truly be the MVP of working from home, particularly if you're sharing a space with others and want to limit distracting trips to the kitchen — this has just enough space to stock your favorite snacks and seltzers for little pick-me-ups through the day.

    21. A portable dual monitor for your laptop so you can tackle your to-do list with thaaaaat much more monitor space to breathe — a real perk now that your home office situation might change from room to room depending on what everyone else in the house needs on any given day.

    A laptop with a small black monitor attached to the existing monitor on a desk

    22. 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.

    A white circular Amazon Echo dot on a table

    23. Plus a set of always-handy smart plugs 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 godsend when you're the kind of person who can't get up to fix the AC without playing with the dog, then also making a snack, then also checking the mail ... (been there, procrastinated that).

    A small white plug next to the app you can use to control it

    24. A set of adjustable desk shelves to organize your professional knickknacks and make your WFH space feel put together, so you won't get anxious and distracted about clutter.

    A set of desk shelves in a light wood that fit several books, plants, and desk accessories

    25. An eight-pack of ready-to-eat refried beans with a 12-month shelf life, so any time you find yourself needing a delicious lunch option STAT, you'll always have a good base for a meal at the ready to prevent that 2pm "hanger" spiral that derails your whole day.

    26. Plus a bottle of Mike's Hot Honey, so you can add a pinch of sweet and a kick of spice to WFH meals that might otherwise feel totally "blah" and put you in an demotivated head space. (No offense to microwave pizza! She's trying her best.)

    Reviewer drizzling hot honey over pizza

    27. Plus a chic, waterproof desk mat to tie your desk space together and make it feel more like there's a "place" for everything, so you're not moving stuff all over the desk during the day.

    28. A lavender-scented stress ball you can keep at your desk anytime you need to squeeze a lil' something to soothe yourself (read: right before you type the words "Per my last email" for the fifth time in a row).

    Four small round purple balls next to lavender

    29. A mini inflatable tube guy for your desk to cheer you on (or remind you to take a lil' dance break whenever you overwork yourself).

    A red inflatable figure on a desk

    30. A personalized Atlas Coffee Club subscription to keep you well-stocked on your most essential work from home fuel: coffee. This will send you a surprise gourmet coffee from around the world every month, along with tasting notes, brewing instructions, and a postcard from the country it's from, so you'll have your caffeine needs taken care of *and* a little excitement to look forward to every few weeks.

    A cup of brewed coffee next to a french press

    31. Plus a cold brew coffee maker so gloriously easy to use that all you have to do is stick your favorite ground coffee in the filter, seal the airtight lid on top, and pop it in the fridge overnight. Boom, four cups of cold brew to keep you energized through all...the meetings...that should have been emails.

    A pitcher with a coffee filter and a large handle, full of iced coffee in a fridge

    32. A game of Work From Home bingo with a bunch of different cards to get you through the day — like yes, you may be tired, but has someone's child interrupted a Zoom call yet?? You must remain vigilant to win today's round.

    A Work From Home bingo card with items like "had wi fi issues" or "used a zoom background"

    33. 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 can try to train yourself to get as much done as you can in those bursts before you let yourself be intentionally distracted.

    A model adjusting the time on a small square-shaped blue clock

    34. Or if you want to go all in, a copy of The Pomodoro Technique, written by the popular productivity system's creator. If you're unfamiliar, it basically shows you how to tackle tasks in 30-minute bursts (25-minute intervals, with 5-minute breaks in between) and how you can use that first step to improve not just your productivity, but overall quality of life.

    The cover of the book

    35. A delightfully bendy desk lamp to make your desk area well-lit and inviting, so you'll actually *want* to set to work each day. Psst — this not only charges right up with a USB cord, but will also serve as a port to charge your phone. Behold this glorious intersection of style and function!

    A white desk lamp with a sloped bending stand

    36. A selfie ring light for all your Zoom presentations, so for once you'll actually look *forward* to turning on your camera — this will trick your coworkers into thinking you live inside a beautifully-lit Instagram apartment instead of a snack dungeon.

    A lit selfie ring on a tripod pointing at a reviewer's desk set up

    37. A lightweight breakfast tray you can prop next to you on your bed for midday eating and holding devices, because you know what? Some of us get our best and most productive work done laying in bed, and more power to us for it.

    A model using a propped up wooden breakfast tray with food on it on top of a carpet

    38. A Work From Home-themed sticker sheet, because honestly, sometimes all we need as an extra dose of motivation is a cute sticker on our laptop to make us smile.

    Sheet of illustrated stickers with things like a succulent, coffee, and the words "you're on mute"

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