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    29 Easy And Fun Ways To Feel A Little Less Stressed

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    1. Prioritize your to-do list on a handy notepad so the number of items doesn't seem so overwhelming.

    The three different sections (each at a different priority level) are shorter than most to-do lists, so you stop biting off more than you can chew. Checking off a limited, most important version of your deadlines, errands and tasks? Ideal. It even includes a section for things that just aren't going to happen, so you can put off two items for tomorrow without feeling so guilty.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.24.

    2. Move over, basic fidget cubes! Keep a fidget *dodecagon* in your pocket or purse for those moments when you need to do something with your hands.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 15 colors).

    Promising review: "I bought this for my daughter. She has found it to be VERY helpful in maintaining focus in stressful situations like final exams. There are plenty of different activities and enough are silent to make this preferable to most fidget cubes. The joystick and various switches all have a very high quality feel and are very soothing to play with. I would recommend this product to anyone who likes to fidget." —Starthru

    3. Remind yourself to slow things down by hanging your tea bag on a colorful lil snail.

    Slow and sTEAdy.

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $5.98.

    4. And brew a relaxing honey lavender blend to soothe your weary bod and mind.

    Get a box of 96 tea bags from Amazon for $23.88.

    Promising review: "We are a family of tea fanatics. This tea was love at first sip. The gentle lavender fragrance and smooth subtle sweetness provide for the perfect cup of tea for relaxation. The lavender taste is subtle and not at all soapy or perfume-like. It's perfection! I use this tea when I feel a headache coming on. It always seems to relax me and lessen the severity of the headache. It's also a great pre-bedtime tea. The ingredients are naturally calming and provide the perfect end to your day. I'd recommend the purchase of this tea!" —Julie C.

    5. Stop the vicious cycle of stress ➡️ stress zit ➡️ stress ABOUT zit *once and for all* with a pack of seriously cult-fave pimple patches.,

    Just pop one on and it'll absorb the gross stuff (aka pus and oil), reduce the appearance of the pimp, and help your skin heal, while protecting it from further infection — and keeping you from picking at it!

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $11.88.

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with these things!!! I'm an esthetician, however, being in my twenties and having raging hormones has challenged my skin a lot. It's embarrassing showing up to work and having pimples meanwhile others are supposed to trust me with their skin. These are so fast acting and have save me a lot of time and money. Super fast acting, and it's amazing how it just sucks out the infection. It's perfect for those deep under the skin pimples as well, but it does take a few extra days. I will continue to repurchase!" —Julia Raye Todd

    6. Take a deep breath and enjoy a color-changing aromatherapy diffuser. Just fill it with your favorite relaxing essential oils and watch the light show!

    It has seven different color-changing modes (each one can be set between bright and dim) or a single color mode — so many options! If you have pets, be aware that some essential oils may be harmful to them!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (also available in two wood finishes).

    Promising review: "I was surprised how long it runs on such a small amount of water! It has two options, for diffusing: continuous or intermittent. I have been running it on the continuous mode, mainly because I'm kind of impatient. It also has a light that you can set for just one color or it will alternate between all of them. I am not a fan of strong perfume-y smells, so for me, this is perfect. Last evening it was on a table in my front room, and I would catch a whiff of lavender every few minutes – perfect! Good quality for the money". —krazk8t

    7. Curl up with a Munch-inspired pillow for the art history nerd who just needs something to muffle their own screams.

    Get it from Palazzo Art Gallery on Society 6 for $29.99+ (depending on size; available in indoor and outdoor pillows).

    8. Or if the pillow really doesn't represent your level or horror, you can also get an inflatable The Scream you can project your stress onto. Who *wouldn't* want one of these?

    Get this 18-inch version from Amazon for $19.95.

    9. Slog through your required reading with a set of sloth bookmarks who'll help you ~hang~ in there and remind you that slow and steady is the way to go!

    They're magnetic, so they won't get lost in the pages, even if you do!

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $3.95.

    10. Stay positive with a pretty journal that'll help you keep your life balanced, prioritize your goals, and take action in your life.

    With prompts like, "List the times you felt you made a difference in somebody's life," "List the things that get you out of your head," and "List the things you'll want out of life five years from now" — as well as steps to take based on your answers.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.86.

    Promising review: "I love to journal or write, but never know what to say. This book is absolutely perfect to have as a guide, and it has so many creative writing prompts that inspire happiness. I haven't completed the entire book yet but I know I'll be sad when it ends. I hope she comes out with a second edition! This book really inspires you to find happiness in your life and to create more of it, and it's fun too." —Riley

    11. Take a chill pill while in the tub with a fizzing bath bomb custom-made in your favorite scent.

    Just choose your favorite color and one of over 70 SCENTS, including grapefruit, sandalwood, and vanilla raspberry. Bonus: these bbs are vegan!

    Get a set of four from Wizard at Work on Etsy for $7.

    12. And lay back in your bath bomb–infused tub without getting sore shoulders — just add an extra-thick bath pillow so you can relax and enjoy until every single bubble has disappeared.

    This baby has two sections — a four-inch thick filling to cushion your head and neck, and a two-inch fulling to support your shoulders and back. It has four suction cups, so it'll never slip off, fits basically every tub shape, and is made of ~anti-bacterial mesh~.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    Promising review: "I just had to treat myself with this pillow — and what a treat it is. The pillow is soft but still gives enough support for your head and neck. The suction cups are doing a good job holding the pillow in place. This takes taking a bath onto a whole new level! I am sure this pillow makes a great gift as well. I can definitely recommend it!" —Garret M.

    13. Shoot your negative thoughts and persistent worries into space through a 60-second guided meditation website, Pixel Thoughts.

    Just type whatever is bothering you into the box, press start, and watch it float away while doing deep breathing exercises. You'll feel better in no time!

    14. Keep calm with a set of green Army men who practice yoga. Keep 'em on your desk for a whimsical zen reminder or scatter them around your house to inspire spontaneous stretching breaks.

    Follow their lead to feel extra ohm-azing.

    Get them from Amazon for $28.

    15. Check out a book that helps you build healthy habits to make your busy life a little more peaceful.

    Each of the eight chapters has tips and fun activities to try to sleep better, unwind, and be more mindful.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.03.

    Promising review: "I am a religious user of the Calm app, which offers guided and unguided meditations for pretty much any situation. The book is a nice segue into journaling and successfully forming meditation scenarios on your own. The look has a very (very!) loose and free feel to it, almost like a doodle notebook that inspires you to relax and concentrate. I absolutely love it. It's thought provoking and completely unlike any other book I own. An interesting and unique spin on meditation!" —Ginger

    16. Banish work stresses and strains with a mini desktop zen garden.

    Light the candle, rake some sand, and enjoy.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50.

    Promising review: "I have been shopping around for something similar for years, and the perfect one just hadn't appeared; until now. With a space for a candle, a nice assortment of stones, and soft, light colored sand, this zen garden is just right for my meditations as well as play! I expected it to look moderately cheap for the price, but it looks very nice and well finished!" —M. Thomas

    17. Pop your iPhone into a clever case to remind yourself to close all those apps and just relax for a minute.


    Get it from Bando for $32.

    18. Use your favorite colored pencils or markers in a swear-filled coloring book so you can scribble out all your frustrations.

    There's a wide variety of levels of intricacy, so whether you want to mindlessly color or be distracted by detailed pages, there's a page just for you!

    Get it from Amazon for $5.24.

    Promising review: "This book will do exactly as it says. It will help you calm the f down. The book is awesome. It has one image per page, not front and back, so no worries about markers bleeding through and ruining another image. I love that there are a couple of pages at the front to test your colors on. The book has awesome images and sayings. The images vary significantly so there really is something for everyone. Amazing book for anyone who loves to color at a super reasonable price. Great gift idea. I'm buying a couple more for friends now that I've seen the inside. Only thing that could make it better is if it were spiral bound, but that's just my preference." —Melissa S.

    19. Cuddle up with a Nervous Nellie — they need a hug to ease their nerves.

    Maybe you need one too.

    Get it from Spiderbite Boutique on Etsy for $20.

    20. Or jot your jitters in a notebook that'll gobble up your worries and make them disappear.

    Get it from Spiderbite Boutique on Etsy for $24.

    21. Upgrade your Friday night in with a trio of vanilla-scented, color-changing flameless candles so you can enjoy a relaxing evening at home AND nap without worrying about anything catching fire.

    They come with a remote and an auto shut off timer, too!

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $24.95.

    Promising review: "These LED candlesticks are amaaazing!!! I love the ambience that they create! For a more natural look, you can choose the yellowish color and they look like real candles. And when you want to turn on the funk, you can choose any of the different colors or the 'multicolor' option. I love turning on the multicolor option at different times for the three candles and it creates a lovely colorful effect! Don't hesitate!" —Abinaya

    22. Try a wire scalp massager you can use on yourself, because someone playing with your hair has got to be the most relaxing feeling ever.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.45. Available in five colors.

    Promising review: "It feels so good! Most things that feel this good are either immoral, illegal or cause cancer. This head massager is none of these things. Plus, it's dirt cheap. Buy one." —Calibration

    23. Or kick it up a notch and fully mellow out with a vibrating scalp massager that releases tension, relieves stress, and stimulates your scalp.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Promising review: "This massager is AMAZING. Just pop the batteries in and turn on! I love having my hair played with so this is so perfect for me. It's smooth and the vibrating part is not so hard it shakes your head. Really happy with this!" —Shelby D.

    24. Turn your worries into LOLs with Gemma Correll's hilarious book that will make you say "it me."

    Get it from Amazon for $10.45.

    Promising review: "I have been a huge fan of Gemma's work for a long time. I love the way that she represents herself (and her dogs!) in her own work. As a person who suffers from anxiety and overthinking, I loved seeing my own fears depicted with humor in a way that was not patronizing." —Mo M.

    25. Take a whack at a laundry punching bag when washing your sheets is really just the cherry on top of your too-busy day.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.08.

    Promising review: "I've had this bag for over a year and I'm very happy with it. It hangs on my closet and as it starts filling up it definitely gets some punches. The side handles are useless... but the top handles do the job if you don't mind carrying it on your shoulder. Looks great!" —Calixican

    26. Try a yoga pose designed for relaxation — get your butt over to that wall ASAP.

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    Check out "The Best 3 Yoga Poses For Stress Relief" for two more moves that'll help you feel relaxed!

    27. Tightly squeeze a plush pufferfish when you think you just might explode.

    We are all Bloat the pufferfish from Finding Nemo.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.84.

    28. Take your shower to the next level with a waterproof suction cup speaker to play some pump-up jams for morning showerers or relaxing tunes for night showerers.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.599 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "Absolutely great speaker for your shower. That's where I mounted it using the attached suction cup. It quickly showed up on my bluetooth Android device, easy setup, good directions included. I love the army green color as well. I turn on Sirius XM radio on my Android, hop in the shower, power the speaker on, and it connects instantly. You can even skip songs, adjust the volume and of course power it on/off. It's smaller than I expected, very light and very well built. This is an easy 5 stars. Done deal." —Off-Grid

    29. And burn a candle in a crying unicorn holder, and watch it have a ~meltdown~ as you listen to your "songs to stress sob to" playlist on Spotify. Because just as Bonnie Tyler sings, "Every now and then I fall apart."

    I can't be the only one with this playlist.

    Get it from Firebox for $27.69. It comes with *two* rainbow candles, but you can get two more for $6.99.

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