Workplace Wellness: 5 Must-Have Items For Your Ultimate Office Self-Care Kit

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Dec. 27 2023, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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Regardless of your job title, work can be stressful and draining, to say the least. It’s crucial to carve out moments for self-care, especially during those long hours at the office. Transform your workspace into a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation with these seven must-have items for your ultimate office self-care kit. 

And bonus: All of these products are brought to you by women-owned brands so let’s get into them:

1. “Self-Care Master Plan” Book

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If you don’t actually know what “self-care” means to you, how can you possibly implement it into your daily routines and begin to practice it in effective ways? You need a plan! Free Period Press takes the guesswork out of the planning process for you with their “Self-Care Master Plan: A Guided Journal for Feeling Good.” And if that gets your juices flowing, you can add on their handy Habit Tracker to keep an eye on your newly developing self-care habits.

2. Gr8nola

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Instead of reaching for the chips or cookies when that 2 p.m. slump hits, Gr8nola offers clean-snacking options to keep you (and your brain) going strong, all afternoon long. With healthy, vitamin-rich granola snacks in flavors like Peanut Butter, Black Cocoa Chia, and Cinnamon Chai, you won’t get bored with the options and definitely won’t feel guilty about your mid-day snacking ritual..

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3. Biggs & Featherbelle Whipped Shea Butter

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If vegan, cruelty-free, and ethically produced body-care items are already on your staple list, you’ll definitely want to tuck some of the self-care products from Biggs & Featherbelle in your desk drawer. Their Whipped Shea Butter keeps your skin soft and smooth, while aromatically improving your mood with 7 uplifting fragrance options. They even offer a body butter for Achy Muscles so your morning workout routine won’t affect your afternoon performance.

4. Satya & Sage Candles

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Aromatherapy candles are a baseline staple of self-care but these waxy wonders go a step further. Satya & Sage have created a unique line of intention-setting candles to add to your daily self-care routine. They’re designed with scents that inspire you to make space for staying connected with yourself and focused on your well-being. Perfect for a mindful mid-day regimen at work.

5. Kinfield Endless Summer Set

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We don’t all ride an elevator to the 66th floor and make world-altering decisions from a cushy office chair all day. Some of our work spaces are on the outside of those floor-to-ceiling windows – but self-care lives here too! This Endless Summer Set from Kinfieldensures your SPF is on point while you’re out there making power moves in the wild.

By including these seven essential items in your office self-care kit, you’ll create a haven of mindfulness and wellness that promotes not only productivity but also your overall health and happiness at work. Remember, self-care is an investment that pays dividends in both your personal and professional lives, so don’t wait until you’re off the clock to pay attention to you.

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By: Carri Helman

Carri is a recovering long-term corporate employee turned freelance copywriter. Although she earned a degree in business and spent almost 20 years in automotive manufacturing and quality engineering, she knew the 9-to-5 corporate grind wasn’t her final destination and launched her copywriting business in 2021. Carri is also a multiple myeloma care partner and advocate, working closely with global organizations and pharmaceutical companies like the International Myeloma Foundation and Pfizer. She is also the content manager and editorial director for the nonprofit Health, Hope, 𝄞 Hip-Hop, which focuses on health equity in underserved communities.

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