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    Updated on Jan 31, 2019. Posted on Oct 25, 2018

    24 Things That May Help Soothe Your Anxiety A Bit

    Give me all your calm, pls.

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    1. A bullet journal to help you categorize your to-do lists, organize your thoughts, doodle, track healthy habits, or make a plan when you are feeling overwhelmed by life.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m a recent Bullet Journal convert, but hesitated buying the Moleskin due to cost since I am just fine tuning my system to see what works best for me. This was EXACTLY what I was looking for, right down to the color. Fits in any of my purses and there are enough lines for the monthly log. Prefer this dot grid vs. lined paper, too. Will definitely purchase again!" —DaveSara Krause

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    2. And a video for anyone who is new to journaling and needs some inspiration and a place to start!

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    Check out 317 Bullet Journal Ideas for even more soothing ideas.

    3. A snitch fidget toy that'll keep your hands occupied and hopefully your mind focused when you're feeling fidgety and stressed.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. A weighted blanket (in many sizes and colors) people swear by for relieving anxiety and getting more restful sleep. It's pricey, but it just may change your life!

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    Sleeping with this blanket is like being wrapped in a hug as you drift off to snooze land. In fact, weighted blankets are often used in sleep therapy for adults and kids with anxiety, autism, ADHD, or insomnia by offering the gentle sensation of being held! This weighted blanket is made of 100% breathable cotton or 100% bamboo viscose (the choice is yours!), it has a removable, washable duvet cover, and it's filled with seven layers of glass beads to give it evenly distributed weight. Each compartment has a glass bead sewn into place to prevent movement and noise while you're snoozing away.

    Promising review: "I sleep better than ever. No anxiety or panic attacks, no night terrors. Despite its weight, my body temperature stays extremely comfortable. It's expensive, but worth every penny." —William Hinchman

    Get it from Amazon for $129.50+ (nine colors, 12 sizes, two weight options).

    5. A box of my personal favorite tea of all time, organic Tulsi sweet rose tea. It's more calming than chamomile IMO, and you'll be recommending it to everyone you know in no time.

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    Promising review: "I love this tea. I buy six boxes at a time, and give them to my friends who have now all fallen in love too. It's soothing, healthy, and it tastes delicious. Definitely stress relieving and magical!" —Redhead Jules

    Get it from Amazon for $24.03.

    6. A homemade essential oil aromatherapy gift box designed to relax you, because sometimes the gift of self-care is the best thing you can give yourself.

    amazon.com

    Set Includes: one soap of your choice, one lip balm of your choice, one pink grapefruit bath salt, one muscle rescue balm tin, one skin rescue balm tin, one gift box with navy grosgrain ribbon, one gift tag

    Promising review: "The box is adorable with lovely homemade touches. I disagree with other reviewers about the price. It may be small, but it is a quality set with obviously a lot of work involved, and overall it is definitely worth it. I am in love with the bath salts, they smell like a fresh juicy grapefruit, and the lavender soap is heavenly!" —cali

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    7. An adorable and affordable cloud slime in many scents and colors for anyone who wants to hand-pick their way to a happier head space.

    Etsy

    Promising review: "Amazing! I loved picking the color and scent and seeing it come to life." —Kaylee Fowler

    Get it from BlissBalm on Etsy for $0.99+ (available in 28 scents and nine colors).

    8. A calming four tier fountain so you can listen to the sound of flowing water and enjoy a little escape from your thoughts in the comfort of home.

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    Get it from Amazon for $31.10.

    9. An investment-worthy eye temple massager to compress, massage, stimulate, and warm the stress away from your eyes. I hold so much stress in my face which gives me migraines, and I am always massaging my temples to help — I neeeeed this.

    Amazon

    Features: built-in heating therapy, smart air pressure compression, kneads and vibrates to stimulate and relax the eyes/sinus area

    Promising review: "This machine helps releasing the intensity of my eyes after long hours of working with my laptop. I fell asleep on the sleeping mode, it is relaxing and comforting. The other two modes go with soft music which I think is a plus. The product is excellent, it is worth it for the price." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    10. A set of cute and spooky squishy toys you won't be able to stop squeezing for a little relief. I own this set myself and they are super slow-rising and smell really good!

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    Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

    11. A helpful set of tips for managing anxiety that'll hopefully help you calm down when you find yourself in an escalated state.

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    Having a set of coping skills that you know work for you can help manage anxiety, and everyone's coping skills are different! Check out some more therapist-approved tips for more ideas.

    12. A giant Snorlax bean bag for anyone who needs to come home and sink into a space for decompression after a long day.

    ThinkGeek

    Get it from ThinkGeek for $149.99.

    13. A set of six extra large vegan bath bombs to treat yourself to a relaxing bath, because sometimes the only thing you can handle is an aromatic soak, and that's perfectly okay!

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    Many times I come home with a plan to meal prep or sort laundry, and end up doing none of that and having a bath with these bath bombs instead. They help me fall asleep, and self-care is just as productive as anything else 🛀.

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    14. A quirky cat observation book that just might help you appreciate your own weird qualities, or at the very least be a welcoming distraction during a tough time.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $13.76, or or find a copy at your local library.

    15. A super soft body pillow to hug and squeeze and cuddle up next to when it is time to soothe your soul.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    16. And an inflatable travel pillow for anyone who gets even more anxious when they really need a nap (me). Napping anywhere on the go = the dream.

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    Promising review: "Love it! Of all the travel pillows I’ve used this is the best. Loved the versatility. Used it for myself in different positions and to help prop up my arms while holding a sleeping baby. Made sleeping really easy. I’m naturally a stomach sleeper, so this felt much better than straight back. I also loved the privacy aspect, both when sleeping and while using my phone." —Ear

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (two colors).

    17. A precious, small sloth plushie that'll serve as a reminder that getting through the day in sloth-mode does not take away from the fact that you are still a powerful unicorn — if Slothicorn can be both, than so can we.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    18. A do not forget door knob organizer to store keys, glasses, phones, dog leashes, and more to lessen the anxiety of getting out the door.

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    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    19. A monthly crystal subscription box of carefully curated crystals, stones, and other items so you can feel ~charged up~ all month long, in a good way!

    Cratejoy

    What you get: A selection of natural crystals, stones, and minerals each month in accordance to the monthly theme. You'll also get occasional jewelry items, accessories, and tools to clean and charge your stones.

    Promising review: "I worked all day so I didn't get my box until late at night, and it was just what I needed! The healing crystal elixir was just what the doctor ordered after a long day. It was the best! The stones were in great condition, and in their own little sacks (so cute!), and the postcard was beautiful and just might be inspiration for my first tattoo. Thanks!" —Keisha

    Get it from Cratejoy for $23+ a month.

    20. A set of two scalp massagers for anyone who wants to feel as relaxed and carefree as this dogger here.

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    Promising review: "Do your scalp a favor and buy this NOW. It's awesome, you'll feel all the tingles! No kidding though, it helps with my anxiety because it's so relaxing." —Jenn

    Get them from Amazon for $7.95.

    21. A comprehensive meditation and mindfulness app to guide you through meditation exercises or difficult situations right from your phone!

    Buddhify

    Promising review: "It's extremely comprehensive, with so many meditation possibilities that one could use it regularly for months with only minimal repetition. It's genuinely instructive, soothing, and also beautiful to look at." —Katie Heaney

    Check out our full review to see how this app compares to other meditation apps.

    Get the Buddhify app for iOS for $2.99 or for Android for $2.99.

    22. An extra thick yoga mat over 9K people love so you can keep working on a yoga or meditation practice without worrying about the hard floor below.

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    Promising review: "I originally got this to do some bridges and plank exercises, but my old bones needed more padding. Well, I also wanted for a meditation mat and I tried just folding it over and found it makes a GREAT zabuton! I don't even need a zafu cushion with it. Now have the BEST (and inexpensive) meditation mat ever! AND the purple goes beautifully with my meditation area :-). So, if you're looking for something really cushy for your sitting meditation, fold this over." —pleinelune

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

    23. An organic matcha green tea powder and matcha preparation set for those of us who are sensitive to caffeine and get even more anxious via coffee, but still really need an energy boost. Many people who get the jitters from coffee find matcha to be a perfect solution — it can help you feel more focused and energetic, but with the crash or sudden caffeine spike!

    amazon.com

    Tbh matcha has saved my life.

    Promising review (for the matcha powder): "Very tasty tea. Packaging is very well done, the tin arrived in perfect shape with no dents or pings. The lid screws on and there was a foil freshness seal beneath. I boiled water, let it cool, then poured two ounces over .5 teaspoon tea powder and whisked it. It came to a nice froth. Color is bright green. I added more water, and the froth remained. Tea taste is somewhere between black tea and earthy or nutty. The effect is alertness and focus. I had no upset stomach, no jitters, no palpitations. If you use eight ounces of water per cup, by the time you get to the last couple of ounces, there is plenty of tea suspension in the bottom of the cup and you can add a bit more water to get a second cup. I recommend this brand, and would buy again." —L. Gough

    Get them from Amazon: organic matcha powder for $23.70 and a matcha preparation set for $13.99 (set includes matcha whisk, traditional scoop, and tea spoon)

    24. And a versatile exercise board you can use as a plank board, a push-up support, or a twist board. Routine exercise can help release stress, get your endorphins flowing, and alleviate anxiety symptoms over time.

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    Promising review: "I am 62 years of age and in need of exercise. I try to walk, but only in fair weather. I watched the episode of the simply fit board on Shark Tank and was intrigued. When the board arrived I immediately started using the board with the DVD, which was very helpful, and easy to follow. The board really is fun! I used it first without weights and then along with the weights. Later that night, I was watching a college basketball game and was very nervous about the win. I took out the board and started using it while watching the game. So having the relief from anxiety over the game and exercising at the same time was a win-win!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.48+ (available in four colors).

    Rest your eyes on these soothing gifs on your way out.

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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