I just finished writing an article about social anxiety disorder and talked about ways to relax and relieve anxious feelings. That got me thinking about how to feel relaxed and relieve stress in other ways, and so I decided to try something different today. I found 7 stress-relieving nice things to have. Usually, I write about things related to working on yourself and changing what’s going on internally. I enjoy that, both writing about it and sharing how I do it. However, part of building-up your self-esteem is self-care. Looking after yourself is a sign that you value yourself and that can be achieved by ensuring you:
- Have a good night’s sleep
- Eat nutritious, wholesome food
- Keep your hair and skin in tip-top condition
- Maintain a healthy body weight
Obviously I still subscribe to the belief that feeling well and happy is about ensuring you work on yourself internally but sometimes having certain things can simply make life easier.
With that in mind and in no particular order, here are 7 cool and nifty stress relieving nice things to have.
Let’s take a peek.
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1. Mosaic Weighted Blankets – it’s not just about feeling snug!
Everyone enjoys that warm, comfortable, cozy feeling of being wrapped in a blanket, right? Then you’ll love Mosaic Weighted Blankets.
Wait! Or should I say weight? Aren’t weighted blankets just heavy blankets? No. There are unseen benefits to owning a weighted blanket:
- Improve your sleep
- Reduce stress
- Alleviate anxiety
A weighted blanket feels like a hug and you sense the happiness and security that a hug gives you. They can help with other health conditions like restless leg syndrome and insomnia.
But how does that work? The website gives the scientific explanation as follows
“Weighted blankets are made by sewing a grid of pockets of hypoallergenic BPA free pellets into the fabric, evenly distributing the increased weight across the entire blanket. When draped naturally and evenly across your body, or part of your body, it provides just enough gentle pressure to reduce cortisol, a stress hormone, and release a few different chemicals into your system: oxytocin, melatonin, and serotonin. Collectively, these chemicals relax the body, reduce stress, and induce a general feeling of happiness and security.”
Mosaic Weighted Blankets
And the best thing? They customize the blankets for YOU, to suit your individual needs.
Is Getting Older Stressing You Out?
2. Health Fitness Longevity (HFL) – Dr Sam’s your man if getting older is stressing you out.
Dr. Sam Robbins has dedicated his life to providing solutions for long-term health and believes in 4 “health ingredients”:
- Healthy diet
- Regular exercise
- Stress Management
- Proper supplement
And he says:
“Controlling these four “health ingredients” will help optimize your youth hormones, which controls the aging process, how you look, and feel!”
He likes to formulate “all in one solutions” e.g. ProVanax™ (anxiety and mental well-being), Blood Sugar Optimizer™ (blood sugar and insulin sensitivity), Lean Optimizer™ (weight loss and faster metabolism).
He offers a ONE year satisfaction guarantee and there are a heap of videos to watch from customers giving their testimonials.
Here Comes The Sun
3. AromaTech – I don’t know about you but the sun always make me smile and feel less stressed.
But if the sun is not around, now worries. You can still get (nearly) the next best thing. AromaTech has created an essential and aroma oil mixture that will bring Pure Sunshine into your home. This warm and refreshing scent will eliminate odors with a sweet mix of juicy raspberry, sweet pea, and jasmine.
They offer a range of scents (and diffusers) for your home and office with lovely smells to soothe and relax you.
Right now, take the time to sit and drink your tea while surrounding yourself in White Tea And Thyme aroma oil with its jasmine, thyme, lily pad, and cedar fragrance.
Let Clouds Puff Away Your Stressed Skin
It’s all good, they have The ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion! Also for combination skin, this lightweight formula will cool down redness and combat irritated skin.
7 Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipes
5. Get a Ninja to blend away your stress and relax you.
Let’s face it any smoothie that contains healthy ingredients will make you feel refreshed and energized which will in turn relieve stress.
My go-to smoothie that I can throw together in seconds involves a cup of water, two handfuls of fresh baby spinach (or kale), a ripe banana, and some frozen fruit (usually pineapple or mixed berries). I blend that lot up in and enjoy it. I sometimes add some fresh avocado, it just depends on what I’ve got. The key thing required for making a smoothie FAST and EASY is to use a blender. I’ve had a MagiMix now for 2 years. At the time I felt as I was over-indulging as they’re not cheap but I had nothing to worry about. I use it A LOT. Even in the winter when I drink fewer smoothies I still used it for heartwarming nutritious soups.
As much as I love my MagiMix, it’s not something I can take with me while traveling as it is a full-sized blender. There are smaller, handier blenders out there though. I intend to buy one just before I uproot and move again. I’ve looked at a few online and my favorite at the moment is the Ninja Fit with its 700-watt speed. Not too big, not too small and its size loses nothing in its grinding and whipping abilities. Oh, and did I mention the blender’s containers have tight lids for traveling?
Before I forget here are those superb stress-busting and mood-elevating smoothies: 7 Stress-Busting Smoothie Recipes (That Are 100% Natural) from SuperDrinks.co.
Bath, Book, And Candle Anyone?
6. Candles from Life Therapy and a Epsom salts twist from Amazon
What is it about a soak in the bath surrounded by candles that makes us feel so relaxed? One word comes to mind: warmth. Adding a little extra something to the water and using mood inspiring candles will demolish any lingering stress and increase your joy levels two-fold.
Epsom salts are renowned for their healing benefits and placed in the bath will relax back muscles and soothe tired feet. Tree Hut has gone one step further and has created Shea Moisturizing Epsom Salt Coconut Lime, not only will you feel super calm but your skin will smell wonderful!
That’s the bath stuff sorted, now for the candles. Apart from easing your stress and relaxing, maybe you want to step out of the bath feeling completely transformed? Or loved, energized, grounded, or inspired? You can, with Life Therapy’s 75 hour burn Soy Candles. AND they are paraben, sulfate, phthalate, mineral oil, petroleum, formaldehyde, propylene glycol, and cruelty-FREE!
Throw in your favorite book (not literally otherwise you’ll have a soggy book) and you are ready for your awesome bath experience.
Troll Doll Hair
7. The Detox Market – Trawl your Troll doll hair with their calming hair products and Get 20% Off Your First Order.
If you’re anything like me and have been coloring your hair for years and using hairdryers and the like then stressed hair is inevitable. Products are a lifesaver when you start to look like a Troll doll. Stressed hair can look dry and brittle, it’s not a good look for anyone. I wash my hair less now which helps, but then I did use to wash it every morning! Now I wash my hair twice a week or sometimes only once a week depending on what I’m doing.
That’s not for everyone but I recommend trying out different wash times for yourself.
The Detox Market has a dry shampoo, namely, Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder in 1.8oz, which might help for those in-between times when not washing your hair.
For a while now I’ve been using Novex Hair Care My Curls Memorizer Leave-in Conditioner. It works great and smells great. I use it on both wet and dry hair and it stops my hair from looking dry and stressed out. It nourishes, hydrates, and defines my curls instantly. Unless they discontinue it or I cannot get hold of it for some reason I probably won’t ever stop using it. Yeah, it’s that amazing.
But of course, that product won’t suit everyone, so check out the following link as I’m sure you’ll find something that will bring the shine and bounce back to your bonce.
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