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25 Easy Ways To Decompress At Home For Under $10

Relaxing at home just got better (and cheaper).

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1. Bring positivity to your space and your mind and color a free poster and hang it up in your home.

Get the free coloring poster to print out from Design Love Fest.
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Get the free coloring poster to print out from Design Love Fest.

2. If you destress by cleaning (no judgement here, I do too), make some cleaning slime to reach those hard to clean areas that keep you up at night.

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This is also just a good excuse to make slime, which is relaxing and should be enjoyed by everyone.

Get the easy slime recipe from 7 Easy Slime Recipes You'll Want To Try Making ASAP.

3. Adopt some plant babes because taking care of a plant and seeing it thrive can be rewarding and precious.

And aloe is one of the easiest plants to care for!Promising review: "A great selection of aloe succulents, with instructions for replanting, nice! All plants arrived in good shape and are thriving." –PamGet them from DosLagosGardens on Etsy for $9.99 (three aloe plants, free shipping).Check out 24 Plants For Anyone Who Wants To Add A Little Greenery To Their Home for more plants.
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And aloe is one of the easiest plants to care for!

Promising review: "A great selection of aloe succulents, with instructions for replanting, nice! All plants arrived in good shape and are thriving." –Pam

Get them from DosLagosGardens on Etsy for $9.99 (three aloe plants, free shipping).

Check out 24 Plants For Anyone Who Wants To Add A Little Greenery To Their Home for more plants.

4. Refresh your tired, overworked eyes with some under eye masks while you read, watch a movie, or have a bath.

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Think about how much work your eyes do in a day, they deserve a break.

Promising review: "Using these patches is a nice way to unwind with me time. I may use them while taking a bath, reading a book, surfing the web or laying down with my eyes closed. It's just another little way to relax, feel better and enjoy myself. When I take 10+ minutes out of my day to let these sit on my eyes, they really do erase a lot of wear and tear. The product clings to the skin, fills the surface layers with the product, holds it there, and leaves the under eye plump with moisture. If you leave it on 20–30 minutes the effects are greater, but I don't always have the time to lay back and let it sit there that long." –Call of Kthalia

Get them from Amazon for $4.65.

5. Not to be the person who tells you to exercise away the stress, but uhm....maybe go for a run?

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I started running every morning with my dog recently (honestly just started with five minutes because my asthma is a terror), and completely hated it at first. But now I can run 20 minutes straight (as can my pup which is even more impressive, she's 10), and it has really improved my mood. I run in the morning and after work now like some wild real adult.

Running isn't for everyone, but some form of daily exercise can really uplift your mood and get those endorphins going. Get inspired with Goodful's Home Workouts For Every Day Of The Week video.

6. Sip on some tea while your kids are up to their usual antics because kids aren't the only ones who deserve to feel soothed!

Promising review: "Love this tea! It may not cure all my stress, or make my toddlers stop making me lose my mind, but it certainly is nice to sip while I watch them argue over the same toy for the 47th day in a row." –Erin NGet it from Amazon for $3.19.
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Promising review: "Love this tea! It may not cure all my stress, or make my toddlers stop making me lose my mind, but it certainly is nice to sip while I watch them argue over the same toy for the 47th day in a row." –Erin N

Get it from Amazon for $3.19.

7. Make a craft that encourages self-love, like these compliment cookies (bonus, you can eat them!) so you have a quick reminder of how amazing you are.

Yes, making these requires some effort, but some people enjoy a break from reality by making something creative. You'll feel great about yourself for making these, and will have a quick pick me up when you need one in the future once they are done! Get the full instructions from Club Crafted.
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Yes, making these requires some effort, but some people enjoy a break from reality by making something creative. You'll feel great about yourself for making these, and will have a quick pick me up when you need one in the future once they are done!

Get the full instructions from Club Crafted.

8. Stick this colorful, waterproof bluetooth speaker on your shower wall and turn up the tunes as loud as you want. Sometimes a little fun is the best way to decompress.

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Might not be the most neighborly thing to do if you live in an apartment like me, but if you have a house, go wild.

Promising review: "Love this bluetooth wireless speaker. It is worth it for the low price because the quality is definitely there. The bass is very good, and it emits to a loud volume which is perfect for use in the shower. I like that showers are no longer boring. I don't mind spending a long time relaxing or unwinding after a long work day, or taking the time to wash and condition my long hair. It's perfect for relaxation – you can play calming sounds or classical music, or you can blast some trap music and go crazy lol. I love the fact that this speaker is also waterproof, so it is multifunctional you can take it to the beach or on a cruise. This was truly a great purchase, perfect little product that does a big job!" –K

Get it from Amazon for $9.86+ (available in five colors).

9. Or, calm things down in a ginger and clay epsom salt bath that just may give you a spa experience, and soothe tired muscles.

Promising review: "This stuff can send you on a spa journey in your mind. It smells SO GOOD! I have the lotion too. I have chronic pain, so soaking in epsom salt is a daily thing. Smells great!" –USAF veteranGet it from Amazon for $4.87.
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Promising review: "This stuff can send you on a spa journey in your mind. It smells SO GOOD! I have the lotion too. I have chronic pain, so soaking in epsom salt is a daily thing. Smells great!" –USAF veteran

Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

10. Enjoy what may be the most relaxing and heavenly scented candle of our time?

Am I a creative genius for suggesting you unwind with a candle? No. But you're welcome for finding this incredible candle for ten bucks with free shipping. Promising review: "This is the most relaxing and beautifully fragrant candle I have ever had. The fragrance fills my entire bedroom and master bath, which is quite large. It burns for a long period. It is not overwhelming, it's perfect." –hilarionGet it from Nordstrom for $10 (and free shipping!).
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Am I a creative genius for suggesting you unwind with a candle? No. But you're welcome for finding this incredible candle for ten bucks with free shipping.

Promising review: "This is the most relaxing and beautifully fragrant candle I have ever had. The fragrance fills my entire bedroom and master bath, which is quite large. It burns for a long period. It is not overwhelming, it's perfect." –hilarion

Get it from Nordstrom for $10 (and free shipping!).

11. Write down everything that is stressing you out in this notebook, and then stop thinking about it. Or call up a friend and have a vent session, just get it out of your head somehow!

Out of your head and onto the page. Get it from ModCloth for $9.99 (down from $15).
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Out of your head and onto the page.

Get it from ModCloth for $9.99 (down from $15).

12. Have your partner/spouse/S.O. massage you with this massage oil, and feel the stress leave your body.

Promising review: "Goes on smooth, isn't sticky or heavy. Smells great. When the massage is done, you can barely tell its there at all." –Alexander HetuGet it from Amazon for $6.51.Learn five massage techniques to do with a partner from Goodful.
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Promising review: "Goes on smooth, isn't sticky or heavy. Smells great. When the massage is done, you can barely tell its there at all." –Alexander Hetu

Get it from Amazon for $6.51.

Learn five massage techniques to do with a partner from Goodful.

13. Or, massage yourself with a scalp massager (two for $1!) or foot massager people swear by.

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Idk about you, but I'm sold on both of these.

Promising review (for the scalp massager): "These handheld scalp massagers are AWESOME! You can't beat the price. I believe the massager would fit anyone's head, because they work for both my head and my husband's head, and we both have fairly large heads. You just place on top of your head, and move it up and down. It feels so good. It feels better when someone else massages your head for you though, but it is very relaxing. I have thick, curly hair, and I didn't have any issues with it getting tangled in my hair." –Mandi Hayes

Promising review (for the foot massager): "I really love this. It's simple and yet very effective. I've been using it every day for 15–30 minutes. My job requires walking and standing all day, and this helps my feet relax. By simply rolling your feet and applying the right pressure, you can actually feel the tension being released. It is truly your feet's best friend. Will recommend this product to anyone." –HT

Get them from Amazon: two scalp massagers for $1 and the foot massager for $8.95

14. Try a monthly used book subscription service that'll help you escape into your favorite genre, and give you something to look forward to every month!

What you get: One secondhand paperback per month (based on a genre of your choice), plus a coffee or tea of your choice, mailed to you in an envelope. This is a once a month subscription that automatically renews each month, but you can cancel anytime!Why you'll love it: You can experience all the charm of wondering into a used bookstore and delving into the world of a secondhand book with a cup of tea/coffee, all from home! Promising review: "I just received my second box today and I love it as much as the first. I feel my heart leap every time I see a Blue Spider's Attic box on my door step. The books are in good condition for being second hand, the coffee is delicious, and the extra goodies that go with the theme for the month are tons of fun. I would recommend this box to anyone who loves books, coffee (or tea), and fun little gifts!" –Jessica Get it from Cratejoy for $9.99 a month (moms get 10% off with MOMSDAY code at checkout!).
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What you get: One secondhand paperback per month (based on a genre of your choice), plus a coffee or tea of your choice, mailed to you in an envelope. This is a once a month subscription that automatically renews each month, but you can cancel anytime!

Why you'll love it: You can experience all the charm of wondering into a used bookstore and delving into the world of a secondhand book with a cup of tea/coffee, all from home!

Promising review: "I just received my second box today and I love it as much as the first. I feel my heart leap every time I see a Blue Spider's Attic box on my door step. The books are in good condition for being second hand, the coffee is delicious, and the extra goodies that go with the theme for the month are tons of fun. I would recommend this box to anyone who loves books, coffee (or tea), and fun little gifts!" –Jessica

Get it from Cratejoy for $9.99 a month (moms get 10% off with MOMSDAY code at checkout!).

15. Learn how to meditate anywhere, so you can quiet your mind and get into a more peaceful state from the comfort of your own home.

Watch an Easy Meditation You Can Do Anywhere video from Goodful to get started.You can also download Headspace Meditation and Mindfulness app on Google Play or from the App Store (free download, may have in-app purchases) to track your practice!
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Watch an Easy Meditation You Can Do Anywhere video from Goodful to get started.

You can also download Headspace Meditation and Mindfulness app on Google Play or from the App Store (free download, may have in-app purchases) to track your practice!

16. If you're the type of person who loves crystals, get a crystal meditation kit subscription. This is also good for anyone who thrives from setting intentions.

What you get: Crystals/minerals that are chosen to go along the meditative intention of the kit, which changes each month. This is a once a month subscription that automatically renews each month, but you can cancel anytime.Why you'll love it: Whether you often use crystals in your meditation practice, or new to the idea, this subscription offers something for everyone. Some people find that crystals help them feel more grounded, or make meditating easier with an object/intention to focus on. Promising review: "Wonder! Magical! Healing! SO worth the cost. Every month I feel like it's the perfect theme for how I'm feeling, and I think it's because a real person puts their heart and soul into this. I've never had a shipping or paying issue, and got prompt responses when I email as well. Once you try it, you'll be hooked! I 110% recommend this subscription." –VictoriaGet it from Cratejoy for $7 a month.
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What you get: Crystals/minerals that are chosen to go along the meditative intention of the kit, which changes each month. This is a once a month subscription that automatically renews each month, but you can cancel anytime.

Why you'll love it: Whether you often use crystals in your meditation practice, or new to the idea, this subscription offers something for everyone. Some people find that crystals help them feel more grounded, or make meditating easier with an object/intention to focus on.

Promising review: "Wonder! Magical! Healing! SO worth the cost. Every month I feel like it's the perfect theme for how I'm feeling, and I think it's because a real person puts their heart and soul into this. I've never had a shipping or paying issue, and got prompt responses when I email as well. Once you try it, you'll be hooked! I 110% recommend this subscription." –Victoria

Get it from Cratejoy for $7 a month.

17. Create your own custom heating (or cooling if you put it in the freezer!) pad using just a sock, some rice, and your favorite essential oil.

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Sit back, relax, and plop this relaxing invention down on your shoulders.

Customize your pillow with essential oils from Amazon: lavender essential oil for $10, lemongrass for $6.99, grapefruit for $7.99, or peppermint for $9.99

18. Take the stress out of family cooking with these low stress family dinners, so you have one less thing to be worried about.

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This might be just me, but sometimes I come home from work and cook for a straight two hours. I love cooking and focusing on the food take me to a lovely place, but if that's not you, sometimes just having dinner taken care of ahead of time can make coming home so much more relaxing.

19. Watch other people cook on Pretty Delicious for free (if you have Amazon prime), and feel mesmerized by all the pretty, yummy food.

Watch it for free on Amazon video with an Amazon Prime membership.
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Watch it for free on Amazon video with an Amazon Prime membership.

20. Treat yourself to a monthly handcrafted chocolate subscription so you'll have something extremely delish to munch on while you watch all the cooking shows.

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Oh boy, I want it.

What you get: 1/4 lb of handmade artisan chocolate, such as creamy truffles, chewy caramel, and dark chocolate covered nuts. This is a once a month subscription that automatically renews each month, but you can cancel anytime!

Why you'll love it: There are very few things in this world better than rich, handmade chocolate delivered right to your door.

Promising review: "Such a tasty and welcome treat each month. I got the smallest box beause it's for myself and I was pretty sure I'd share very little of it so, but wow, I am regretting that and considering ordering the next size up. The chocolates are unique and so yummy! I thought I would slowly enjoy them over the month, but nope. I end up eating it all within a few days and that's stretching it. Highly recommend ! Excellent quality, variety and taste and it's so nice to receive such a sweet gift each month. Go ahead and treat yourself!" –Linda

Get it from Cratejoy for $9.95 a month (moms get 25% off with MOMSDAY code at checkout!).

21. Transform your space into a happy place by making these upcycled photo holders, and showcasing your favorite memories.

Sometimes reminciscing on happy, relaxed times can be the jumpstart you need to get out of a stressful mindset. Looking at photos really helps me! Plus making an easy craft can be a fun way to de-stress. Get the full instructions from Damask Love.Get a can of red spray paint from Amazon for $6.30 or pink glitter spray paint for $6.75.
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Sometimes reminciscing on happy, relaxed times can be the jumpstart you need to get out of a stressful mindset. Looking at photos really helps me! Plus making an easy craft can be a fun way to de-stress.

Get the full instructions from Damask Love.

Get a can of red spray paint from Amazon for $6.30 or pink glitter spray paint for $6.75.

22. Dive into the world of single use mud masks. They are cheap, ready to go, and will leave your skin feeling soothed!

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Promising review (for the cucumber mask): "This product was soothing and made my skin feel soft and moisturized. Would definitely use again." –serenity v

Get them from Target: the grapefruit single use mud mask for $2.50 or the cucumber single use mud mask for $2.50

Check out 17 Face Masks Under $10 That People Actually Swear By for more masks!

23. Keep your busy mind busy with a scenic puzzle instead of all your worries.

Honestly your kids will be jealous. Promising review: "Bought this for a friend and she loved it." –aureliaGet it from ModCloth for $4.97 (down from $15).
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Honestly your kids will be jealous.

Promising review: "Bought this for a friend and she loved it." –aurelia

Get it from ModCloth for $4.97 (down from $15).

24. Find a yoga practice that works for you, because there is no need to shell out money every week for yoga class when you can do yoga from home.

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Check out how to do yoga at home and get an eco-friendly yoga mat with a carrying bag from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five colors).

25. And unwind at the end of a long long day with Badger's Sleep Balm, an organic blend of essential oils that may help you feel more relaxed.

Promising review: "Love love this stuff. Makes me so relaxed at night. I put it on my lips and under my nose." –Matthew R NunesGet it from Amazon for $8.99.
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Promising review: "Love love this stuff. Makes me so relaxed at night. I put it on my lips and under my nose." –Matthew R Nunes

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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