13 self-care Essentials for working from home

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A year later, PEOPLE staffers share what’s been getting us through the COVID pandemic.

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Michele Corriston 

Platforms Director

Jambys' super soft boxers + a sweater = my Zoom uniform. Business up top, comfy on the bottom. You can take them from day to night ... to day.

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ALEX APATOFF

LIFESTYLE Director

My Glo membership has done wonders for self-care — if I need a pick-me-up I just search for a 20-minute class and jump in.

I probably won’t be going out for a mani/pedi anytime soon, so I got a foot spa. It totally relaxes me after long days!

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KATE HOGAN

DIGITAL SPECIALS DIRECTOR

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CARLY BREIT

It's not the sexiest self-care product, but this Homedics model runs for 25 hours each fill. Plus, it can diffuse essential oils.

PLATFORMS WRITER

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DANA ROSE FALCONE

STAFF WRITER

This sweater keeps you cozy while still allowing you to look put together. The lining makes it feel like you’re wrapped in a blanket.

Made by a small business, these masks feature a double silk layer, nose clip and filter pocket. I like to layer it over my N95.

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CHELSEA WHITE

DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

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JESSICA MATTERN

SENIOR AMAZON ECOMMM EDITOR

I couldn't work from home without this ergonomic cushion, which made my desk chair more comfortable and relieved my back pain.

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MAYA GANDARA

ECOMM WRITER

When I don’t make it outside to soak up some sun, my HappyLight is a highly effective stand-in. It gives me a quick mood and energy boost.

My Outdoor Voices sweatpants make me feel like I’m wrapped in a blanket while WFH. They're lightweight, stretchy, and extremely soft.

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ALEX WARNER

ENTERTAINMENT ECOMM LEAD

This brown sugar and Tahitian coconut scrub smells incredible and makes my skin feel like velvet! 

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RACHEL NUSSBAUM

ECOMM BEAUTY WRITER

I recommend upgrading your home office chair to include Purple’s cushions — I haven’t experienced back (or butt) pain ever since I got mine. 

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CHRISTINA BUTAN

ECOMM WRITER

I love Alder New York's hydrating mist, which keeps my face super hydrated in my extremely dry apartment all day.

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NINA HUANG

LIFESTYLE WRITER

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BRAELYN WOOD

HEALTH AND WELLNESS ECOMM LEAD

I squeeze in a quick yoga session from this app to help me recenter and separate my personal life from work.

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