Gyrl’s Essentials For Lengthy Computer Sessions

Working hard for business or pleasure leaves all of us sitting in front of some type of technology for hours every day.  Here are a few products I use for combating the wear and tear on my most precious parts. 

1.  Eye.  Balls.  Coders, streamers, 24h Netflix marathoners … blue light is a real thing and it’s harmful.  Eye strain is also an issue.  Opening your eyes everyday is a gift, take care of them.  I, personally, have to see an optometrist, so my specks come from there, but here are some excellent non-prescription choices. 


  • High Energy Blue Light emitted by electronic devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones have shown to increase the risk of accumulated damage to the retina
  • Block Blue Light – Block 65% of harmful blue light, 100% of UV. Prevent short-term and long-term damage like macular degeneration, cataracts, and the reduction of melatonin production
  • Sleep Better – Block blue light and reduce eye strain that affects your bodies circadian rhythms and prevents healthy restorative restful sleep you need to perform daily and prevent health issues
  • Reduce Eye Strain – minimize headaches, dry eye and eye fatigue with added amber lens contrast, anti reflective coatings and patented focusing power 0.20 mag
  • Comfort and Protection – light weight durable comfortable frame materials fit ergonomically with your face and head, FDA Approved

2.  Massage devices.  My 2 next most affected areas after long periods of sitting are my neck and back.  I don’t think I’m unique in that.  What makes me unique is how I treat it (the pros of living with a massage therapist/acupuncturist).  Here are 3 things I personally use and can vouch for.  All of these products come in a million different shapes, sizes and prices.  

Head Massager

  • Our head massager is built to help increase blood flow circulation, provide deep relaxation and reduce stress
  • The scalp massager features a lightweight steel core and ergonomic wood handle for ease of use and portability
  • Inexpensive gift that’s perfect for family and friends. Give a head scratcher to someone who could use help winding down
  • Also works great for massaging the neck, shoulders, legs, arms and feet
  • Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty • Designed in California • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Theracane Wand Massager

Ease your aches and pains with the Thera Cane Massager. This simple and effective self-massager makes it easy to apply pain relieving deep compression directly to hard knotted points anywhere on your body, breaking up tension in even the hardest to reach muscle areas. The Thera Cane works by applying pressure to the muscles, which helps to maximize the flow of oxygenated blood. This pressure aids in restoring muscle function by breaking up adhesions in the muscle fibers helping the muscle to work more efficiently. Manufactured with the highest standards the round and smooth contours of the Thera Cane feel comfortable in your hands and glides easily on your muscles. Lifetime guarantee

Tens Unit

  • 12 DIVERSE MODES-12 diverse pre-programmed modes, choose between a diverse range from Knocking, Kneading, Shiatsu and more. Different than others, our modes are 12 totally diverse massage techniques instead of slightly different to each other. Help to relieve pain associated with sore and aching & fatigue muscles in the shoulder, waist, back, buttocks, etc. from exercise, normal household or work activities.
  • ✔A OR B OR BOTH OUTPUT – 2 outputs are isolated and has the same 100% power, without reducing strength in half. You can choose channel A or B or both and adjust the intensity separately, in this way the different intensity can offer best experience for different body parts. Meanwhile, you can also share with friend or family for different strength needs. Every output wire is about 1.5 meters, it’s available for two adults to use it at the same time.
  • ✔20 LEVELS OF INTENSITY – 20 levels of intensity for every output, PARTICULARLY, the intensity of output “A” and “B” can be individually adjusted. It means when you choose ONE mode, you can set TWO different intensity. This device can meet your needs of different body parts and pain & fatigue level maximally (Generally for other brands the output intensity must be the same). Meanwhile, you can adjust time 10-60 minutes (default time: 20Min).
  • ✔HIGH COST PERFORMANCE – Large size and super-high-definition LCD screen makes it easier to read and operate clearly especially for the aged, easily adjustable settings can be seen through the animated display. Internal li-ion battery is not only safe and portable, but also money-saving and environment-friendly, up to 10 hours of continuous use. Allows 4 pads to be applied at the same time. Extra bonus: free 4 high-quality self-adhesive pads.
  • ✔SAFETY AND SERVICE – Our device is CE and FDA Cleared which are great recognition for our safety and quality. Meanwhile, it enjoys one year of free equipment warranty and lifetime technical support. We are available to offer best customer service for you if you contact us at any time!

3.  Oil Diffuser.  The first thing that usually starts giving out after hours of being showered with artificial light and electric current is my mind.  While my husband and most of the world think aromatherapy is a farce (scientifically proven, I’m told) I think it’s bigger than that and the mind is a powerful thing.  It works for me.  My mood is changed, my mind is clear, I feel less stress, which is what it claims to do.  If you don’t believe in it, that’s great.  At least your room smells nice.


VicTsing 150ml Mini Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser, Wood Grain Cool Mist Humidifier for Office Home Study Yoga Spa, 14 Color Lights

  • 14 Soothing LED Light. There are 7 colors mood light to suit various environments. Each color has two further brightness modes(dim and brighter) to choose from, so totally you will get 14 colors to meet your different needs
  • Safety Protection and Auto-off. Three timer options: 1h/3h/Continuous. It holds 150ml/5oz of water and lasts about 5-8 hours, which will be auto-off when water runs out. No worrying about burning up
  • Relaxing, Enjoy Life. This Mini Aroma Diffuser create relaxing and romantic ambience. Put it in your children’s room and enjoy it for a restful night’s sleep. The released negative ions enhance your mood for a happy life
  • Mini Size, Big Power. This essential oil diffuser with stylish wood grain finish matches any décor at your office, baby room or home perfectly, a lovely unit with fragrance (if you add several drops of oils into it)
  • More Benefits. This ultrasonic diffuser can offer therapeutic effects, alleviating the symptom of congested sinus, nasal passages etc. It also can help remove smoky smells,animal odors and provide a fresh air. Backed by 45 days money-back and 12-month worry-free warranty

VicTsing 400ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with Wood Grain Design for Office, Room, Spa (Black)

  • Uses ultrasonic waves technology to vaporize the blend of 100% pure water-soluble essential oils and water into the air, producing cool mist with fragrance to give you a comfortable environment
  • Imported
  • A Natural and Compact Design. The aromatherapy essential oil diffuser features super modern wood grain looking similar to a beautiful flower-vase, which will go with any décor perfectly, like a decorative piece, ideal for office, spa, salon, Yoga studio, child’s room, physical therapy studios and any room you want aromatherapy
  • Large Capacity and Great Mist Output. The ultrasonic essential diffuser holds 400ml of water in the tank to cover aromatherapy for 269sq.ft. and provide humidify area up to 215-269sq.ft. Furthermore, it can produce cool mist 30-60ml per hour with low or high misting modes to freshen the air in your room
  • Adjustable 7 Soft LED Light. The aroma humidifier has 7-color LED light that can be cycled through or set it to one favorite color to match your mood. Additionally, each color has 2 light modes: either dim or bright. Use it on a desk or bedroom nightstand as a night light
  • Timer Setting and Safety Auto-off. The wood grain aroma diffuser has 4 timer settings: 1H/3H/6H/ON. Choose a suitable one and create calm, comfortable ambience. Allowing for 7-10 hours working time, this air purifier has a safety system, which will be auto-off when water runs out of, no worrying about burning up
  • More Versatile. Adding several drops of 100% pure essential oils into it, it will fill your space with lovely fragrance as a diffuser. Without oils, it can help your moisturize the air, great for your dry skin, like a small humidifier. Breathe better when your are sleeping with air conditioner on. Backed by 45 days money-back and 12-month worry-free warranty

Large Essential Oil Aromatherapy Diffuser 350ml-Ultrasonic Aroma Humidifier and Vaporizer Cool Mist for Large Home Spa

  • Fun and Neat Design- this aroma mist maker diffuses nice fragrance to your home with your favorite oil,melting into your decor perfectly
  • Simple and Easy-fill- 2-piece oil diffuser is easy and convenient to use for aromatherapy
  • Colorful Night Light- Subtle and soothing, perfect for bedroom
  • No Noise- Silent operated, help to create your personal Spa-like atmosphere
  • Safe and Multifunctional – Auto shut-off when water runs low;Alternative 2 mist modes; fine wood look, great decoration for home/office

Aromatherapy 18

  • 18 (5ml) bottles of essential oils.
  • 100% Pure and Natural – No additives, fillers, bases or carriers added.
  • Lavender, tea tree, peppermint, lemongrass, orange, eucalyptus, rosemary, frankincense, lemon.
  • Bergamot, ylang ylang, patchouli, geranium, pink grapefruit, cinnamon, clary sage, oregano, clove.
  • Uses: Aromatherapy, Custom Massage and Body Oils, Vaporizers, Diffusers, Oil Burners, Inhalation, Perfume, Blends, Spa and Home Care, Cleaning Products

Alyees Aromatherapy Essential Oils

  • ✭THE PERFECT AROMATHERAPY GIFT SET: Unlock hundreds of benefits for your health, home life and productivity through these premium, 100% pure oils. Each bottle is undiluted for maximum potency – ensuring you get the most out of your purchase. Jump on the fast track to clearing up sinuses, fighting infections and even relaxing after a long day – these Oils help add more vibrancy to your life than ever before!
  • ✭FOURTEEN BOTTLES OF PREMIUM PURE THERAPEUTIC GRADE OILS: Potent and Cooling Spearmint helps improve concentration. Zesty, Bergamot can raise your spirits with one whiff. Inhale some Sweetly Floral Lavender when you need to relax. Warm, Spicy Cinnamon has always been known For Its medicinal wonders. The Invigorating Power of Eucalyptus can be used to clear congested/stuffy noses and Earthy Lemongrass is the perfect vitalising pick-me-up. Now that’s value.
  • ✭USE IN EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE: Add a few drops into your homemade soap and lip balm for a Calming scent. Help Soothe up burns, pain, and joint stiffness. Rub it on your skin to witness some Anti Ageing magic. Use a few drops to make your own air freshener. Perfect for massage therapy, boosting Health naturally without side effects, Improve your sleep and calming both children and adults alike. The possibilities are endless!
  • ✭FREE BONUS! With your Essential Oils kit comes a free downloadable EBook – which gives you a detailed rundown on the many uses of essential oils, With this book as a starting point, you’ll be able launch yourself into all the different ways of using essential oil in every aspect of your life. This Essential oils Set makes the Perfect Gift to give to a loved one – for any occasion, or even “just because”. No matter who it’s received by, it’s sure to be a treasured treat.
  • ✭OUR PROMISE TO YOU: There is no risk for you whatsoever with our 100% Satisfaction and Money Back Guarantee! We’re all about making sure you get the highest quality product – which includes rigorously purifying our oils and keeping up with our FDA-approved production facility. But if you ever have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to let us know – either we’ll give you a FULL REFUND, or we’ll work with you till you’re satisfied.

Family Doctor (14) Essential Oil Set

  • The Family Doctor Essential Oil Set contains the following therapeutic essential oils: Breathe, Eucalyptus, Health Shield, Frankincense, Good Sleep, Head Relief, French Lavender, Muscle Relief, Sweet Orange, Peppermint Pharma Grade, Relaxation, Rosemary, Stress Relief, and Tea Tree.
  • The most UNIQUE and AMAZING SMELLING essential oils on the market, in our opinion. If you are not ABSOLUTELY amazed, receive a full refund from the manufacturer, Healing Solutions no questions asked!
  • PURE + RIGOROUS QUALITY TESTING & CONTROLS: Distillation facility is GMP, ISO 9001 and Kosher certified, FDA Registered. Make sure ALL oils you buy have these qualifications. In our opinion this oil is superior to organic and THE MOST RARE, BEST SMELLING, AND MOST THERAPEUTICALLY EFFECTIVE ESSENTIAL OILS
  • Healing Solutions is SUPERIOR because it offers over 170 different oils for blending/pairing.

4.  Moisturizer.  This category is geared more towards streamers, although everyone should have a good regiment.  Bright lights, hot computers, itty bitty streaming space… one thing that will make you look like a leather bag on stream is dry skin.  Use a good serum, use a good moisturizer, use a mask weekly and don’t forget your lips, neck and hands!  Here are a few items (ok so it’s quite a few, but it’s important to stay looking young!)  in my arsenal.

REN Radiance Perfecting Serum

  • Minimizes the appearance of sun damaged skin and hyperpigmentation
  • Noticeably uniforms skin’s tone while plumping up skin
  • Skin appears brighter, more vigorous and healthier looking

Bio Oil

Bio-Oil contains a breakthrough ingredient, Pur-Cellin Oil, that makes the product easy for your skin to absorb. That’s how Bio-Oil can help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. This unscented serum deeply hydrates dry skin, so it’s ideal for moisturizing common rough areas like heels and elbows and knees.
  • Skin Concern: aging, dark spots, basic care, dullness/uneven tone
  • Recommended Skin Type: combination

Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum

  • Provides ultra-lightweight moisturization that can be used alone or under your favorite Olay moisturizer
  • Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 4 weeks
  • Hydrates for noticeably younger, firmer and more elastic skin over time
  • Anti-aging serum with an amino-peptide + B3 complex penetrates deep into your skins surface to fight the look of tired skin–100% fragrance- and color-free

  • Olay Eyes Depuffing Eye Roller for Bags Under the Eyes Instantly Awakens Tired-Looking Eyes and Soothes Skin
  • Features Precision Micro-Rollers that Gently Massage a Concentrated, Hydrating Anti-Aging Treatment to help Reduce Puffy Eyes and Diminish the Look of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Dermatologically Tested and Non-Comedogenic (won’t block pores), the Eye Roller will Give you an Outlook that’s Truly Ageless
  • Cooling Metal Micro-Rollers Help Diminish Fluid Build-Up when Massaged around the Eyes to help Reduce the Look of Under Eye Bags
  • To Use, Sweep Roller Gently Around the Eye, Starting from the Inside Corners of the Eye, Over the Brow bone and then Under the eye. See this Formula, with Caffeine & Peptides, Instantly Perk up the Look of Tired Eyes
  • TULA SKIN CARE has been lauded for its quality skin care products in many publications, and their products have been featured in Allure, Women’s Health, Byrdie, WWD, Cosmopolitan, & Harper’s Bazaar!
  • REVERSE SIGNS OF AGING – Infused with caffeine and botox-like peptides, this weightless hydrating serum contains two different probiotic strains, which fade dark circles and instantly reverse the appearance of tired puffy eyes.
  • MADE & USED BY EXPERTS – Expert-developed formula with probiotics, retinol, herbs, caffeine, and tea extracts combat signs of aging and give you a refreshed, youthful look. Use the metal tip to gently massage the serum under the eye and over the eyelid area for 360-degree hydration. Recommended to use before applying an eye cream.
  • GOES PERFECTLY WITH our Anti-Aging Discovery Set and Revitalizing Eye Cream for balanced, glowing skin. Try TULA worry-free with our 30-day return policy. We stand behind our products! QUALITY GUARANTEED – Free from parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, phthalates, propylene glycol, sulfates and gluten. Cruelty free.
  • HOW TO USE – You may notice that it’s taking a lot more pumps to get product when you first start to use your serum. That’s because it takes roughly 10 pumps to prime an airless component. This airless pump maintains the integrity of the weightless cooling formula texture which absorbs instantly into skin to deliver the potent actives. Additionally, the applicator itself is anti-aging. It’s designed to stay cool and provide a cooling wake-up for tired, aging eyes.
  • Men’s L’Oreal Hydra Energetic Eye Roller is a lightweight serum that absorbs quickly.
  • De-puffs.
  • Reduces dark circles.   

REN EverCalm (formally called HydraCalm)

  • Hydrates and replenishes
  • Skin feels calmed and soothed
  • Protects against free radicals to combat the signs of premature aging

Olay Complete

  • Gentle formula provides 8 hours of long-lasting hydration for sensitive skin
  • Fragrance-Free moisturizer helps prevent skin damage by protecting against the sun’s harmful rays with SolaSheer sensitive technology
  • 100% oil-free, fragrance-free, and PABA-free formula
  • Conditions skin’s surface with vitamin e and aloe

Christina Moss Organic and Natural

  • MADE WITH CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENTS – FREE OF HARMFUL TOXIC PETROCHEMICALS: As such, it contains Star Anise Seed Oil, which gives it a natural, mild licorice scent. This evaporates shortly after application. Our unique blend of ingredients is formulated using our proprietary manufacturing method, which allows our formula to be free of harmful, toxic petrochemicals (as preservatives or otherwise) giving your skin only the nutrients it needs.
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC. GREAT FOR SENSITIVE SKIN: Fights off free radicals (the root cause of premature aging). Naturally aids the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, while deeply moisturizing the face, eye, neck and décolleté. Formulated for deep moisturization and absorption. No fillers or binders. The cream is VERY concentrated. A little goes a long way. Every ingredient has a beneficial effect on the skin, leaving it nourished, moisturized, healthy, smooth and radiant.
  • YOU CAN BE BEAUTIFUL AT ANY AGE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE CHEMICAL LADEN COSMETICS, NEEDLES OR SURGERY: Our cream gently and thoroughly moisturizes without stripping, drying or leaving build-up. Softens, repairs and reverses damage with natural healing, anti-aging ingredients. Perfect for all skin types. Improves condition of the pores. Hypoallergenic. NO Harmful Chemicals: NO SLS, SLES, Propylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Derivatives, Parabens, Sulfates, Dyes, Synthetic Fragrance or Preservatives.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. CRUELTY FREE. NO ANIMAL TESTING: Our products are prepared fresh regularly to ensure their optimum best when you receive them. We guarantee purity and freshness for at least six months from purchase. Should anything appear unsatisfactory within that time, simply let us know and we will make it right. NOTE: WITH EVERY PURCHASE, WE INCLUDE OUR HOW TO GUIDE FOR BASIC SKIN CARE, WHICH CONTAINS TWO DIY RECIPES FOR NATURAL FACIAL MASKS.
  • THE MISTAKE THAT CAN COST YOUR SKIN’S YOUTH: Fresh, vibrant skin says a lot about a person. The question is, how do you maintain the freshness and vibrancy of youth, naturally? No one ever said they wanted to grow up and have invasive surgery, skin injections or laser treatments. It’s expensive, scary, and it often looks quite artificial. There is a solution, though. Human skin is a living organ with the ability to absorb what is applied to it. This is where our products come in.

Labotica Bamboo

  • Skin soft mask with Bamboo Leaf Stem Ferment Extract for deep skin moisturization
  • This mask sheet is made by natural fermented bamboo leaves from Damyang. The transparent adhesive hypoallergenic sheet is made from eucalyptus tree and provides moisture.
  • No parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Artificial Dyes, Ethanol
  • 10 sheet masks
  • Made in Korea

Labotica Honey

  • Skin soft mask with nutrient-rich Acacia Honey Ferment Extract for healthy glowing skin
  • This mask sheet is made by natural fermented honey from the biggest producer of Korean Acacia, the city of Chilgok. The transparent adhesive hypoallergenic sheet is made from eucalyptus tree and provides moisture
  • No parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Artificial Dyes, Ethanol
  • 10 sheet masks
  • Made in Korea

The Creme Shop Coconut

  • Our luscious face mask provides immediate skin renewal and rejuvenation. Enriched with coconut oil for unparalleled nourishment.
  • The Benefits of Coconut Oil: The uses for coconut oil seems endless. When it comes to skin, coconut oil is the ultimate moisturizer, eliminating dead skin cells and replenishing dry skin.

Adesse New York Cupuaçu Butter Lip Balm™

  • Luxurious treatment that sooths, moisturizes and hydrates dry lips
  • The center core is infused with cold pressed Cupuaçu Butter
  • Cupuaçu Butter is capable of attracting up to 240% more water so lips are supple, plump and oh-so-kissable
  • Its sheerness gives your lips a beautiful, natural glow and delights your senses with a hint of buttery ginger mint
  • Vegan, cruelty free, paraben free

EOS Lip Balm

eos lip balms are delightfully flavored and packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter, and jojoba oil. These natural lip balms are hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, and paraben and petrolatum free for soft, smooth, beautiful lips.

Blistex Deep Renewal

  • Visibly Reduces Deep & Fine Lines
  • Improves Lip Health & Vitality
  • Moisturizes, Protects & Renews
  • Clinical Moisture™:
  • Anti-Aging Treatment

Ahava Dead Sea Water Mineral Body Lotion

Quickly absorbing body lotion protects skin with dead sea minerals and soothing aloe vera that stimulate and elevate the natural hydration processes for smooth, refined skin texture.

AHAVA is the definitive Dead Sea Minerals beauty expert. All AHAVA products contain Osmoter – an exclusive, perfectly-balanced blend of Dead Sea Minerals that recharge, rehydrate and illuminate skin.

-417 Dead Sea Cosmetics Anti Aging Hand Moisturizer Cream

  • -417 Dead Sea Cosmetics MAINTAINS MOISTURE. Maintains moisture levels and leaves you with a silky touch.
  • PROTECT. Protect hands with our special formula designed to protect and safeguard hands from environmental and household damage.
  • SOOTHE. Soothes rough, dry skin, and restores suppleness.
  • RICH AND NON GREASY. Our hand moisturizer is one of the few hand moisturizers that are rich and not greasy.
  • BEESWAX AND SHEA BUTTER. BEESWAX and Shea Butter moisturizes texture on the hands and keeps your hand feeling extra soft

eos Hand Lotions

eos hand lotion is the everyday essential for soft, smooth hands. A delightfully nourishing natural hand lotion, with hydrating shea butter, aloe and a refreshing fragrance for beautifully soft, smooth skin.

  • 24 hour moisture
  • Fast-absorbing & non-greasy
  • Antioxidants & hydrating aloe
  • Cocoa butter and oat extract
  • 90% natural
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Paraben-free 

5. Hydration.  This goes along with moisturizing.  It’s been best said this way:  humans are basically cucumbers with anxiety (Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry 158, the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water).  I’m not sure much else needs to be said.  Get to drinking some water.  Here are my favorite cooling cups and other flavorful options to sneak in that have some caffeine.

YETI Rambler 30 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler w/ MagSlider Lid

  • These Ramblers come standard with our YETI MagSlider Lid, the only drink lid that uses the power of magnets to keep your water, beer, or favorite drink on lock
  • Our Ramblers are BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and have a No Sweat Design to make sure your hands stay dry
  • DuraCoat is a durable coat of color that won’t fade, peel, or crack through extended field use and also provides additional grip to the Rambler’s exterior
  • We over-engineered these double-wall insulated tumblers with an 18/8 stainless steel body, which means your drink still keeps its temperature no matter how much of a beating this cup takes
  • The YETI 30 oz Rambler Tumbler stands 7 5/8 in high and has a lip diameter of 4 in. All YETI Tumblers are sized to fit in standard sized cup holders * Lid not intended to be leakproof

YETI 36 oz Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle with Cap

  • The 36 oz. Rambler Bottle has the insulating power of a Rambler Tumbler in bottle form, with enough power to keep your water cold until the very last drop
  • Features a durable 18/8 stainless steel construction that can handle raging rapids, rugged worksites, and bucking broncos
  • It has a TripleHaul Cap that makes for easier grips while hiking or paddling and is 100% leakproof
  • Features a No Sweat Design to keep condensation from collecting, so it keeps fingers dry and un-frostbit
  • The 36 oz. Rambler Bottle is 3 ¾ inches in diameter and 10 ¾ in high

  • 40 Servings per container
  • Increase focus and energy
  • Improved reaction time
  • Made for Gamers

I think that it goes without saying that most of you trying to adult should start eating a little healthier (which future articles coming down the pipe can help you with that too!), moving our bodies around and for crying out loud, if the sun happens to shine where you are, go out and let it hit you on the face. 





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