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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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
A customizable mug and wine glass set to clearly draw the line between ~morning me time~ and ~evening me time~ before and after work.
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.
A “hierarchy of remote work needs” printable to keep at your desk as a reminder that the new self-actualization is logging the heck off at the end of the day and living your human life.
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?
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 🌸).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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