Living a stress-free life is...probably not possible. But there are things you can do to help daily stressors feel less, well, stressful. Check out our guide on how to handle and manage what you’re feeling.
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Color it out. PSA: this book contains swear words. And just the right amount of insults to help you release whatever is bubbling inside. Yes, sometimes screaming at the top of your lungs helps...but have you ever tried intense coloring? ($5.98, Bookshop)
Sip on tea. Put your phone down and allow for some relaxation. This mix of holy basil, gotu kola, lemon balm, peppermint, and chamomile flower can help you reach a calmer place before drifting off to sleep. Sweet dreams. ($12, Golden Flourish)
Treat yourself. Each month you’ll receive a shipment with four to six curated products that’ll provide info, tools, and activities to better understand your mental health. Like guided workbooks, journals, and meditation cards. You time is important time. ($49.99/month, Cratejoy)
Add a scent. And create your own spa-like experience. Made with a lavender and eucalyptus essential oil blend, it’ll turn your bathroom into a mini paradise. To activate, place the steamer toward the back of the shower. Relaxation in three...two...one... ($10, Angel’s Essence)
Keep it interesting. This app gives you access to workout videos, personalized plans, and celebrity trainers. And you can change up your sweat session, with classes ranging from HIIT to pilates. Oh, you can also take a class led by Gabrielle Union or Jonathan Van Ness. Sign us up. (Free to download from the App store)
Write them down. Because no one is perfect. And sometimes you just gotta slow down and release what is worrying you. This journal will help cut through the noise to what really matters, reminding you that nervous thoughts are just that. ($13.79, Bookshop)
Let Rae help. These capsules contain L-Tyrosine (improves cognition), Rhodiola rosea root (fights mental and physical fatigue), and GABA (supports mood). They’re vegan, contain no artificial preservatives, and no added sugars. So you can stay focused when life keeps handing you more. And more. And more.* ($14.99, Rae Wellness)
Do a face mask. With a mix of plant extracts, algae, and charcoal, this mask will help detox your skin and soothe pores. It’s suitable for all skin types, has no parabens, and can be left on your face for up to 20 minutes. Skincare is selfcare. ($4, Pacifica)
Deep breath. You can apply this aromatherapy stick to your temples, chest, and wrists. The tarragon and frankincense help to calm and ground you. Plus the blend has been clinically tested and sustainably made. Get ready to carry it everywhere. ($36, True Botanicals)
Guided meditation to the rescue. This app features a library of 500+ guided meditations on topics ranging from anxiety to focus. They even have a section entirely dedicated to sleep. You can also get snippets to listen to while on the go if you’ve got a busier day. (Free to download from the App store)
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Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Jessica Kelly
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