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How I'm Not Dying From Seasonal Depression While WFH During The Holidays

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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

Luxome Weighted Blanket
 $130 (was $150)

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
 $18.99 (was $26.99)

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!!!

Sperax Walking Pad
 $199.97 (was $299.99)

Flowers in a pretty vase will literally make you smile and make you think of better times (AKA Spring)

Urban Stems Firecracker Bouquet
 $63 (was $70)

Scents can help you escape, so in this case I’m on an island in the tropics

Capri Blue Volcano Capiz Jar Candle​
 $25.20 (was $36)

Nothing says, “Don’t bother me,” like over-the-ear headphones

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
 $144.95 (was $199.95)

In case your home office is as cold as the corporate one

Dreo Space Heater
 $29.99 (was $39.99)

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
 $12.23 (was $19.99)

Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin is a self-proclaimed iced coffee enthusiast, practitioner of beauty, and fashion connoisseur. By day, she makes a living by creating Fashion and Lifestyle content for Betches Media. By night, she enjoys cooking intricate meals, sipping a glass (or four) of rosé, and keeping up with the news. Follow her on Instagram @abbey_westlin.