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There are few things that make me less excited than working during the holidays. Whether you ran out of PTO, have a shit ton of work to do, or simply don’t celebrate and choose to work, those few days between Christmas and the first week of January are a corporate wasteland. I’m talking about seasonal depression kicking into overdrive because now when the sun sets at 4PM we don’t have holiday lights to cheer things up a bit — instead we have some heinous artificial, overhead lighting to keep us company.
While I sit here and google, “Best sunlights for seasonal depression,” I can say I’ve found a trick or two that make me not want to curl up in a ball and never return to work while sitting in a remote office (AKA my kitchen table) during the holidays. And because misery loves company, let’s commiserate and talk about it.
I know I was joking earlier about the light but, like, get one — you’ll thank me later
Verilux® HappyLight® Full-Size - UV-Free Therapy Lamp
Cozy is the name of the game! A blanket for your lap will bring the ultimate comfort vibes
Shoes who? Slippers that expose your toes help keep your feet warm without overheating you
Women's Cross Band Slippers
I know you’re currently sitting like a cooked shrimp, this heating pad will help loosen things up
Heating Electric Pad for Back
The Stanley cup walked so these cutie little glass cups could run (stay hydrated, friends)
Drinking Glasses with Bamboo Lids and Glass Straw
We love a little background music, helps when it’s Taylor in concert
Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Extended Version)
Get yourself a walking pad to boost endorphins!!!
Flowers in a pretty vase will literally make you smile and make you think of better times (AKA Spring)
Urban Stems Firecracker Bouquet
Scents can help you escape, so in this case I’m on an island in the tropics
Capri Blue Volcano Capiz Jar Candle
Nothing says, “Don’t bother me,” like over-the-ear headphones
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
In case your home office is as cold as the corporate one
I guarantee there will be no “camera-on” meetings so wear the sweats
Skims Cotton Fleece Sweat Pants
Now’s the time to try out some blue-light glasses
livho 2 Pack Blue Light Blocking Glasses