Between neverending work responsibilities, relationship/dating nerves
, and social anxiety, sometimes it can seem impossible to just relax. And while sharing your anxious feelings with a loved one
can certainly go a long way, your personal space can also be a huge calming element. Here are 26 home buys to help you de-stress.
Kanjō acuPressure Memory Foam Foot Mat, Sapphire ($30):
Stress and anxiety can magnify physical issues and vice versa. The Kanjō Memory Foot Mat targets acupressure points to help reduce pain throughout the body, not just the feet. Simply roll it up and apply to areas, including the neck and lower back, for pain relief.
Bodha Natural Linen Eye Pillow ($38):
Stress and eye strain can definitely follow you home from the office. This lavender and chamomile eye pillow works to relax facial tension gently engaging acupressure points around the eyes. Many reviewers who suffer from anxiety and insomnia also report feeling a sense of calm due to the weight of the eye pillow.
Good Juju Apothecary Organic Therapeutic Massage Candle ($20):
Light this candle and set your intention for health and alignment. Let it burn until the amount of wax you would like to use pools. Then extinguish the flame, let the wax cool, and apply the candle ointment between your eyes, temples, and back of the neck.
Gravity Cooling Blanket ($259):
Weighted blankets help to calm the nervous system by engaging key relaxation pressure points, stimulating points on the body linked to mood and relaxation. While they can totally be used every night to help doze off, it’s best that these blankets are just enough to wrap yourself, not the entire bed. Think of them as a big hug whenever you really need one.
Herbivore CALM Soaking Salts ($18):
Penciling in a 30-minute soak in the tub is a great way to practice self-care without spending a ton of money or leaving the house. Add a handful of these salts to your bath for mineral-absorbing power, and let the heart-healthy ylang-ylang oil work to calm and soothe.
Lumie Bodyclock Wake-Up Light and Alarm Clock ($139):
Your cell phone alarm isn't exactly the best way to start your day, especially if you're dealing with serious stress. This alarm clock wakes you naturally with a gradually brightening 30-minute sunrise, helping to keep your sleep/wake cycle on track and boosting your mood, energy, and productivity levels for the day.
Stress Relief Blend Essential Oil ($8):
Oils actually have a direct impact on the areas of our brain in charge of controlling feelings of stress and anxiety. They also aren't just for diffusing, either! There are tons of uses and DIYs
for these stress-busters. This popular blend contains bergamot, patchouli, blood orange, ylang-ylang, and grapefruit for maximum chill.
Himalayan Glow Salt Lamp ($20):
These gorg lamps release negative ions, helping to reduce anxiety and improve sleep. And the pretty pink glow will make your space even more inviting.
Wemo Insight Smart Plug ($40):
Wondering if you’ve left any appliances on at home? Go ahead and cross that worry off of your list with this plug that connects to any appliance and can be turned off/on with your phone.
Premium Aromatherapy Instant Stress Relief Mist ($15):
In need of a quick pick-me-up? Aromatherapy can help to alleviate stress and anxiety in just a few quick minutes. Switch off your tech and spritz a little of this patchouli and bergamot-infused mist after a long day.
URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser/Humidifier ($16):
Diffusing essential oils is relatively inexpensive and works well to alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety. Look for lavender, cinnamon leaf, cedarwood, grapefruit, and eucalyptus for a calming/uplifting effect.
Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise Sound Machine ($50):
White noise helps to quiet the mind and keeps you from focusing on disruptive sounds that prevent you from catching those vital zzz's. And a bonus for sleep-deprived parents: Babies love it too.
Arts of Stone Clear Quartz Mobile Wind Chime ($33):
Crystal healing may seem like a recent trend, but it actually dates back to Ancient Sumeria (4000 B.C.). Quartz is thought to bring strength and healing, but other stones like lepidolite, jet stones, danburite, and black tourmaline in conjunction with meditation have also been noted to help with anxiety and worry.
Full Body Bath Pillow ($35):
Never underestimate the calming effects of some serious bath accessories. This soft bath pillow guarantees you’ll be getting all of the benefits of that lengthy salt soak.
Moon Juice Spirit Dust ($38):
This adaptogenic blend of uplifting superherbs and supermushrooms can help combat the effects of stress and anxiety. Mix it in a smoothie or just add some hot water for a sweet pick-me-up.
Unf*ck Your Brain Workbook by Faith G. Harper ($5):
This isn’t your elementary school workbook. Besides helpful exercises to calm your breathing and regulate your emotions in any situation, you’ll also learn to name your feelings, evaluate your reactions, discover your triggers, recognize your successes, and plan your emotionally healthy future. Worth every penny.
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