Everyone has their own particular way of chilling out. From soothing scents, to meditation, to a favorite back massager or weighted blanket, there are so many helpful tools and techniques out there to employ when the world feels overwhelming.
By no means are we saying that one particular product (or any product at all) is the antidote to stress and anxiety, but understanding the source of where yours is coming from can help you effectively deal with it.
If you’re looking for something to help calm you down during times of stress, these are a few of our favorite stress-relief products that prove sweet relief can really come from anywhere.
Tree Hut Shea Moisturizing Coconut Lime Epsom Salt
“There’s something to be said about the ritualistic nature of drawing a bath, lighting a few candles, soaking in the stillness of warm water, and letting the stress and noise of the outside world just momentarily slip away, free from distractions.”Adding in some of Tree Hut’s epsom salts help to alleviate muscle tension, while also leaving my skin feeling moisturized and silky smooth.” — Brandon Carte, senior electronics editor
BalanceFrom Yoga Mat
One of our favorite places to find some balance is on the yoga mat. Even if you’ve never done a downward dog before, this affordable, user-favorite mat is a great stress-relief product because it gives you a cushy, supportive space to stretch out and move your body in a way that feels nice.
We love the Yoga With Adriene YouTube channel as a great place for beginners to get their flow going!
Bed Buddy Heated Neck Pillow
“Crawl into bed with this microwaveable pillow wrapped around your neck and you cannot help but go ‘ahhhh’ and fade off into a dreamy sleep. Just 2 minutes in the microwave will get you about 20 minutes of soothing heat that melts away tension in your neck and shoulders. I like to drape mine over my temples and eyes for headache relief, too. The lavender and chamomile in this neck pillow really take the self-care vibes up a level. “Pro tip: Wrap this around your neck inside a jacket for a particularly cold winter walk!” — Bridget Clegg, art production manager
Hasbro Games Trivial Pursuit Family Edition
Enjoy an evening of laughs and togetherness with your favorite people at home. Trivial Pursuit Family Edition is a great board game to reach for, as it includes questions for both kids and adults, so it’s just challenging enough for every level.
Good Days Start With Gratitude Journal
“The concept behind this self-exploration journal is simple, and that’s what I love about it. Each daily entry prompts you to jot down just three things you’re thankful for to help train your brain into focusing on the positive and end your day feeling at peace with the world around you. “Best of all, it takes just 5 minutes to complete, so you won’t feel burdened by an extra task before bed.” — Zarah Kavarana, associate editor