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    20 Things That Might Help You Relieve A Little Stress

    Readers let us know what their go-to stress relief products are — so you can trust these actually work.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about which products help them deal with stress. Here are their thoughtful suggestions (plus a few from the BuzzFeed Shopping team) that might just help you feel a little less overwhelmed.

    1. A video game that'll help redirect your thoughts to something other than your stress and anxiety.

    a pink nintendo switch lite with animal crossing on the screen

    2. A kinetic sand box for adults to provide soothing sensory play — because a tool like this shouldn't be reserved for kiddos.

    a wooden platter with marbled material in the middle filled with sand

    3. A weighted blanket, which are said to stimulate serotonin which helps you sleep longer and feel more rested.

    a model cuddled up in an ivory knit weighted blanket

    4. A bullet journal and colorful pens you can use to artfully plan out your day, week, month, or year — doing so will help you feel a little more in control and provide you with a creative outlet.

    5. Palo Santo cleansing sticks that'll fill your home with a soothing smoky scent and *all* the positive vibes.

    a model holding the sage and palo santo stick bundle

    6. An iPad Pro and Apple pencil, a great set of tools for anyone who likes to unwind by creating something new. Let your mind run wild in a productive way — try out calligraphy, design your dream home, edit some photos of your dog! The world is your oyster.

    a model using the apple pencil while holding an ipad

    7. A crystal energy-infused candle from Chiji to add some positive feelings (and delicious scents) into your workspace, bedroom, bathroom, or wherever you're happiest hangin' out.

    8. A smooth stone you can fiddle with when you find your mind running a mile a minute — it helps redirect your thoughts to something stable and lets you literally grasp onto something tangible instead of intrusive thoughts.

    two smooth stones in a model's hand

    9. A five-year diary that'll give you a good reason to carve out some daily me-time and reflect on what's stressing you out.

    a small blue notebook

    10. A bath bomb from Lush filled with a relaxing scent you can watch dissolve into the hot running water for an at-home spa night you never knew you needed.

    a robot shaped bath bomb bubbling away

    11. An embroidery kit for beginners that won't test your patience but'll provide you with a happy distraction and a pretty piece of art at the end of it all!

    three embroidered plants in a hoop

    12. Zenimation on Disney+, a series of relaxing ASMR-styled episodes featuring scenes from the classic films and soothing sounds from nature. What could be better?

    a poster for zenimation

    13. A fidget spinner you might buy as a joke but then discover it really does help calm you down when your heart is racing.

    an iridescent fidget spinner

    14. A good book that'll actually hold your attention and keep you entertained while also ensuring you take a break from all the screens that rule your world. Try out a light read like a romance novel or go all-in on a Book of the Month subscription to ensure you always have a new novel to dive into.

    15. An essential oil diffuser that changes colors — great for filling any room with a relaxing scent and creating an extra soothing ambience with the lights.

    a reviewer's essential oil diffuser glowing purple

    16. CBD gummy worms, a sweet-and-sour treat packed with 10mg of CBD to help you get your snack and your zen on at the same time.

    17. A cup of Celestial Seasoning's Sleepytime tea — even just cradling the hot mug often helps my body feel more relaxed.

    a box of sleepytime tea

    18. A beautiful bar of soap with a rainbow moonstone embedded in it that'll impress anyone who enters your bathroom and help bring a sense of calm to each of your shower sessions.

    a clear bar of soap with purple and blue sparkles throughout and a crystal stone in the mdidle

    19. Headspace, an easy-to-use app that'll teach you the basic guidelines for meditation and some useful breath work you can keep in mind when you're starting to feel a bit stressed.

    a green square with the words "quiet the mind breath in, breath out. for just 60 seconds" on it

    20. And a furry friend, which is by no means a product but a wonderful way to feel connected to someone other than yourself. Snuggling up with a dog or a cat will definitely help relieve some of your stress and being responsible for them will keep you on a daily routine.

    buzzfeed editor holding a golden retriever puppy

    OK, now let's all take a moment to take some of Johnny Rose's expert advice.

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