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    Updated on Jul 15, 2019. Posted on Apr 13, 2019

    29 Things That'll Help Anyone With A Super Hectic Life Slow Down

    Because you're missing out on much more than smelling flowers when life moves too fast!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An aromatherapy heat pack you can wear around the house to soothe your lower back, and enjoy the heavenly scent of lavender, spearmint, and lemongrass — even if you're not quite ready to sit back and kick your feet up.

    Amazon

    Promising review: " Straight out of the bag this thing smells AH-mazing!! Follow instructions for microwaving so that you do not overcook the stuffings. The strap works great. I have purchased two of these. One is over five years old and still going strong. Keep it in a bag when not in use to preserve the herbal smell. The smell is very lovely and you will want to keep it as long as possible. Great for shoulders, neck, pelvis area, and back. The heat will last for about 30 minutes." —Andi Land

    Get it from Amazon for $17.49 (available in five colors).

    2. A to-do list pad that'll help you stay on top of everything that has to get done today, so you don't have to keep it all rattling around your head!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "How did I make to-do lists without this pad? I love this to-do pad. It has everything organized so well and I always start out my day jotting down what I need to get done in each section. Not sure how I lived without it in the past! Will definitely order more for myself and as gifts for friends who need to organize a bit better. Brings me such satisfaction to know that I accomplished everything I needed to do. High quality and well-thought-out." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7+ (also available in "What To Eat," "Self-Therapy," and other options).

    3. A Dammit Doll to squeeze and smash when things are just too stressful and you need a quick "let it all out" break.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This doll has been beat to high heaven and it still looks like it did when I took it out of the package. After you take a minute or two to unload your frustration on said doll, you actually feel better! If the need arises, I will purchase these dolls again. Five stars!" —Danelle Doyle

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    4. A small but mighty migraine relief stick that just may keep tension headaches at bay. Just roll this aromatherapy stick on the back of your neck and temples when you feel a headache coming on, and inhale the relief!

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "OMG, finally something that works! I've had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I've tried everything: over-the-counter medication, prescription medication, pain injections, going to the chiropractor, etc. This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I've only had two or three headaches in that time and they were mild. I've already ordered more so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines — it's phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Read our review of the migraine relief stick.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    5. A handy sock organizer to solve one of life's most annoying problems: lost laundry socks. You have enough to worry about as it is.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These work. They are of good quality construction. I had a sock problem, and these have stopped the unexplained disappearance of socks. Obviously, the sock monster can't swallow the Sock Dock full of socks, only single socks." —A.D. Burnette

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in three colors).

    6. A monthly TheraBox subscription featuring a therapeutic activity (developed by a therapist) and tons of full-sized wellness goodies to help you to put radical self-care first!

    Cratejoy

    What you get: one research-inspired therapeutic activity to wire your brain for more joy, and five to seven self care wellness goodies to reduce stress and enhance your life; such as aromatherapy, natural/organic bath, and body and skincare products.

    Promising review: "I needed a boost to get through this long, dark winter. Stumbled upon this box and decided to give it a try. I loved everything in the box! I feel special, warmer, and cozy now. Glad to have this incredible box to enjoy all winter long." —Donna

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30.99 a month.

    7. A set of 12 squishy angels that are ~purrfect~ for blowing off a little steam or satisfying your cuteness aggression.

    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $10.49.

    8. A foot massager for anyone who needs one thing and one thing only to unwind at the end of a hectic day: a foot rub.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this for my wife for Mother's Day and she loves it. She's on her feet all day as a Casino table games dealer and comes home with her feet hurting. She has only a couple of different shoe brands which help but she looks forward to coming home and massaging her feet. Keeps her happy." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $64.59.

    9. A Game Of Thrones bath bomb to make sure the stresses of life don't *drag-on* into your precious bath time.

    Etsy

    Get them from Bubble Kitty Bath Body on Etsy: one egg for $4.87 or a set of three eggs for $12.18.

    10. A Vacation Crate subscription filled with fair-trade goodies from around the world so you can catch a break and get some me time without actually flying across the world!

    Cratejoy

    What you get: 10+ products a month including fair-trade, handmade accessories from cooperatives around the world, and full-sized, cruelty-free beauty products

    Promising review: "This was the perfect gift for my wife, who loves to travel. She said it really does feel like a little getaway in a box. She loved it!" —Matthew

    Get it from Cratejoy for $32 a month (available in 3, 6, or 12-month subscriptions).

    11. A set of adorable and highly useful expandable file folders for anyone who is determined to manage their busy AF life, starting with that bin full of important (but disorganized) papers 👀.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this! I've always been the type of person to have a different folder for each subject in school, and to buy new folders every semester because they accumulate wear and tear by the end of the term. But it became too annoying to have to switch out notebooks and folders every day depending on what classes I had. It also increased the likelihood that I'd forget a folder for a particular class, so I gave this a try. After four months of continuous use, it's held up really well! It holds everything that I need and it is always by my side. It actually still looks somewhat new. I got compliments on it because it's cute and a great organizational tool." —KaleSensei

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in seven colors).

    12. A gummy supplement that'll make you say "yum delish snooze" as you drift off into much-needed beauty rest.

    instagram.com

    Promising review: "I've tried other sleep products like the sleep drinks and other gummies but I keep coming back for these! They've worked the best out of any of the others I've tried! I fall asleep fast and stay asleep for the whole night. I also wake up feeling great! No hangover feeling at all!" —Jaime Arnold

    Get it from Amazon for $11.04.

    13. A Winedog subscription to treat yourself and your pup to fun, wine-themed accessories and (non-alcoholic) treats! The only thing better than carving out some me time into your scehdule is carving out time for yourself + the angel fur baby to hang out.

    Cratejoy

    What you get: a drinkable treat for your pup, a dog toy, doggy hors d’oeuvres, and 4-6 wine-themed accessories for you!

    Promising review: "I'm not sure who looks forward to this box more, me or my dog! I have received two boxes so far and have loved every single item inside! Can't say that for other subscription boxes, and I have tried MANY other subscriptions. My dog is obsessed with the toys that come inside and she loves all the treats! Without a doubt I will have this subscription for a very long time!" —Rebecca

    Get it from CrateJoy for $35 a month.

    14. A glorious puzzle so you can take your mind off things and focus on bringing together this serene scene.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It was a very fun puzzle. It had its easy parts and it had its very hard parts. A nice variety of challenges and rewards. The theme elicited many fun conversations with my wife, my co-puzzler, even to the extent of probably doing a mini-vacation this spring in a similar setting. The puzzle pieces were durable, only fit well when correct, with many 'almost correct but not' pieces, and stayed together better than many other brands. I have since ordered another puzzle from the same manufacture." —Dave Freeman

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    15. A Harry Potter key fob tracker that will magically help you find your lost keys. May you never go through the *run around the house in the morning pulling your hair out because you're100% ready to go but...where are the keys ?!?* routine again!

    Firebox

    These babes will help you find your keys via Bluetooth. If you lose it, just go on the app and the fob will make noise until you find it!

    Get it from Firebox for $32.99 (available in three characters).

    16. A karaoke mic so you can sing "Don't Stop Believing" to yourself when you need it most from the comfort of your own home.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "If you’re wondering if this little thing is enough to host a karaoke party with adults in your own house, the answer is YES. It’s loud enough to fill a room and be super fun. I bought this for a family trip where we had ten adults and seven kids under 10. It was a blast. The microphone worked perfectly for adult fun after the kids were in bed and held up to the children abusing it the next day. We used this nonstop for hours and the battery didn’t die. Setup was so easy and it all functioned perfectly. I would recommend this to anyone for an at-home karaoke fun experience." —Claire

    Read more about this super-fun gadget.

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in four colors).

    17. An investment-worthy weighted blanket for anyone who struggles to slip into a deep sleep due to anxiety, stress, or night terrors. The comfort of the weight helps all types of people fall asleep and stay asleep easier.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Hello my sleepless friends. Let me start off by saying, the first night with this blanket I slept for 13 hours and 48 minutes! Woooah! I mean, the nor’easter that rolled through Manhattan didn’t even wake me up. Honestly this was the best purchase I have ever made. The last three nights using this blanket has been life-changing, and I’ve slept so well. Please give it a try, and become a happy sleeping beauty you knew you could be. Ahhhhhh, worth ever penny 🙌🏻." —Brooke Karsten

    Read our full review of this weighted blanket.

    Get it from Amazon for $69$169.50 (available in six colors, cotton or bamboo duvet, sizes Twin–King and kid's size, choose from 5–30 lbs. of added weight).

    18. A pretty and shiny super putty you can squeeze, stretch, and pull to your heart's content. Sometimes tactile stimulation is a great way to simmer down!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This putty is fantastic! The colors, the texture, the amount of it...even better than I was expecting. I use this to help calm anxiety and refocus my thinking. So glad I found this!" —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    19. And an equally pretty fidget ring to spin and keep your hands busy when you're feeling overwhelmed.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 4–12 and six colors).

    20. A dotted planner reviewers absolutely swear by for getting their life in order. It has sections for meeting your goals, daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly planning, space to journal, and will help you be even more efficient with color-coded pens.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This freaking planner... it's EVERYTHING I needed. I'll let you guys in on how I organized mine. Color coded all five goals in the beginning, and then when I was doing something daily, weekly, monthly that served those goals, I wrote that in the corresponding color. So you can glance at a week and say, 'Yes, I'm hitting goals one, two, and three, but not four and five.' That system helps my daily activities feel tethered to my bigger goals. I also love the vision board and space for mind mapping. I have severe adult ADHD and am a trauma victim, so I need therapeutic tools (plus meds) to help organize my thoughts and this planner has thought of everything. Space for journaling at the back — like 60 pages. On each weekly page spread, there's a place for weekly goals (again color-coded to yearly goals), successes, and what I can work on. This is the planner!" —Kelly Wolfe

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (three colors).

    21. An under-the-desk foot hammock that'll be there for you when you're powering through your work week but still need a way to ~kick your feet up~.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $6.20.

    22. A set of 16 K-beauty sheet masks you can work into your skincare routine for less than $1 each! You'll be feeling refreshed in no time.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have extremely sensitive skin. I look at oil and break out. I am careful about how I cleanse and how I moisturize, as one misstep means weeks of recovery. I threw caution to the wind with these, and I am obsessed. I have so many of these now. I do them about five times a week. They feel great, moisturize, and smell amazing. They are delicate and lovely." —Megan D.

    Read our full write up of these inexpensive sheet masks.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. A color-changing Himalayan salt lamp shaped like a cat to help set the mood to chill vibes only when you're feeling burnt tf out.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    24. A flower blooming tea as exhilarating to watch as it is to drink, so you can have precious tea time with your pup and just focus on the small joys of life.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "We were down visiting our niece and I was so excited to try this tea at a little tea café in Pueblo, CO. I loved it so much that my wife ordered me your product when we were heading back home. I have had a couple of cups of the tea and LOVE the whole experience!" —Laura J. Holtz

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    25. An almighty Instant Pot that'll slow-cook, pressure cook, make rice, steam, sauté, and so much more — all in just one device! That means coming home to easy, ready to eat Instant Pot dump dinners (dump all the ingredients into the pot, hit the slow-cook button, and go!) for you.

    Amazon

    Features: dishwasher-safe 3-ply bottom stainless steel inner pot, 12 built-in cooker programs (soup, meat/stew, cake, egg, sauté, steam, rice, porridge, pressure cook, keep warm, multigrain, and slow cook), 24-hour delayed start timer, up to six times faster than standard cooking, energy efficient

    Promising review: "This is the most awesome kitchen gadget ever! I love it and would recommend it to everyone. I made fall-apart pot roast in two hours instead of the seven hours my Crock Pot used to take. Perfect rice and homemade yogurt. I got rid of two slow-cookers, a yogurt maker (that sucked), a rice cooker, and a stove top pressure cooker (that also sucked). Get one of these!" —ColoradoSunshine

    Check out Tasty's easy Instant Pot recipes.

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95+ (three sizes).

    26. An enchanting Disney coloring book for adults for a mesmerizing coloring time.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've just recently started coloring these adult coloring books because I find it to be very calming and a great way to pass time. Since I'm a HUGE Disney fan I was so excited when I found this coloring book! The pictures inside this book are absolutely gorgeous!! Every single image in this book is just stunning. I love that on one side it has the actual colored picture and right next to it is what you color." —Elizabeth Oporto

    Get it from Amazon for $9.41.

    27. A cute sloth notebook who will remind you to slow down and stay chill whenever you have to jot things down!

    Modcloth

    Get it from Modcloth for $9, or get a similar sloth notebook from Amazon for $4.99.

    28. A purse organizer insert for anyone who often switches bags and needs a better system so no chapstick gets left behind (or for anyone who wants to make their go-to purse totally clutter-free).

    /amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is such a great product. I love bags and I am always changing them, which can be a bit messy if you're like me and carry your entire closet with you. Haha. This is perfect. It has soooo much storage, I didn't realize it had another zipper compartment. Highly recommend. 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻" —Wanderx

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (three sizes, 29 colors).

    29. And a Bob Ross board game that'll give you all the calm vibes of Bob Ross and his painting times (minus the mess), because sometimes building a happy little cloud is what you need to slow things down.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This game is so much fun! I played at a friends house over the weekend and now i HAVE to get one for my house. Everyone loved it. Super chill. Super cool." —parkerjc

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    Me To Me At All Times:

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