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    25 Things That’ll Help Soothe Your Tired Old Soul

    There's no better time than now for rest and recuperation.

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    1. A weighted blanket that might help anxious sleepers get a good night's rest. It's designed to simulate the soothing pressure of being hugged.

    A model relaxing under the grey blanket

    Promising review: "Within just a few minutes of draping this beautiful blanket over myself, I was feeling more relaxed than I had in months. Anxiety is awful, and sometimes you even have anxiety when you don't realize it, so you don't relax as much as you think you are. This blanket is like a warm hug all over. I have suggested this blanket to every person I know. Get it for your own mental wellbeing." —Claire Gong

    Get it from Amazon for $37.90+ (available in three weights).

    2. A cooling balm to help alleviate your headache in stressful situations (like waiting for your number to get called at the DMV).


    Promising review: "I have frequent migraines/headaches, and this stuff helps tremendously if I put it on when the symptoms start. And I've tried everything!!! I even have RX meds because mine are so bad and when I use this product, I usually don't have to take my meds to get rid of a migraine." —kayla cook

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    3. A marble-look essential oil diffuser for getting a dose of aromatherapy after a long day.

    Promising review: "This is a great diffuser! It’s cute and runs forever due to its large size. The longest it has run so far is 17 hours without having to refill it, and I didn’t even fill it all the way to the maximum capacity! It also seems to disperse the oils slowly so the scent lasts for longer than other diffusers I’ve had. It is very easy to use and refill, and I’ve used it almost every day since I purchased it. I love that it has settings for how long it runs, and that it has an automatic shut-off when the water gets too low." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two colors).

    4. A heated Shiatsu massager so you don't have to venture outside or even interact with another human to get some relief for that unreachable sore spot on your back.


    Promising review: "I love using this so much and use it every couple days just to keep my neck and shoulders in shape. It helps so much if I sleep funny and I can fully recover after using it for about 30 minutes. I also find it extremely soothing after a hard day at work. I simply put it behind me in a chair or couch while I’m watching TV for the evening and after a very short time, I just feel the circulation flowing and my muscles relaxed. Great design and easy to use. Well worth the money, too. It has an auto shutoff if it gets too hot, which is excellent because then it never gets too hot and burns out." —A. Brink

    Get it from Amazon for $52.99.

    5. Lavender Epsom salts that'll help relax both your mind and your muscles, so you're ready for bed time. Add a glass of your fave beverage, some spa music, and maybe a good book for optimal effect.

    Promising review: "Dr. Teals is my favorite brand of epsom salts out there. This is a large bag and will last you a long time. The lavender scent is relaxing and not overpowering, it really helps me relax and sleep better at night." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

    6. And a cushy bath pillow to create a much-needed barrier between your neck and the hard tub rim so you can actually lie back and feel comfortable.


    Promising review: "So if you're like me who lives in an apartment, you know the bath has little to offer. I was hesitant buying this product knowing I didn't have a head ledge for the top bend to really rest on. But after putting it in my tub and soaking in a long deserved bath, this item was just what I needed. No stiff neck or sore back. Easy to place and clean. This is something I'll recommend to all." —Hannah Ruble

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    7. A scalp massager for giving you all the head tingles. You might even accidentally doze off mid-massage.


    Promising review: "These are AMAZING! much better than the other head massagers I've bought. I have no issues with this catching in hair at all and it feels nice on head, arms, neck, shoulders, etc." —NM

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.99.

    8. A pack of moisturizing bath bombs so you can imagine your worries slowly fizzling out with them.,

    Promising review: "First thing I noticing is the cute packaging. Even though I'm getting this for myself, I feel like I was opening a gift, lol. As I opened the box, it smells amazing. So far I've tried the purple/lavender and loved it. The bath bomb dissolved quickly in water and made my bathroom smell so good but not overwhelming. My skin felt moisturized afterward. Another plus is that it did not stain my bath tub!" —Jane

    Get a seven-pack from Amazon for $15.68.

    9. A five-year journal that'll encourage self reflection during your down time. Because it's just one question a day, it won't feel like a chore to fill in and might even become a favorite part of your routine.

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    Read our full review of the Q&A a Day Journal!

    Promising review: "I got this because I was considering starting a journal and wanted something simple to see how it went. I will have had this little book two years in November and after one year was complete, I discovered why it is so good.

    The first year the questions are new — some are fun and frivolous and others really make you think. There are only four short lines to write your answer so there is no pressure to come up with an essay, but by the same token, you have to shorten what could be a long answer into something tight and to the point.

    The second year can be an eye-opener when you read last year's answers and realize how much things, circumstances, or you yourself have changed — and how others have stayed exactly the same.

    It's simple, short, and often fun, but it can bring back memories, good and bad, and it can certainly make you think." —BritGal

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    10. A foot hammock to give your restless legs a place to, well, rest.


    It can be fastened on pretty much any kind of desk.

    Promising review: "I am a gamer so I needed a good foot stool that doesn't dig into my legs and feet. Works perfectly." —Brandi Wooldridge

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89 (available in two colors).

    11. A gel-infused memory foam pillow with a cool, ventilated side for bringing you sweet, sweet relief when you're overthinking and overheating in the middle of the night.


    Promising review: "Every single night no matter how cool I kept my room I would wake up drenched in sweat. It would be so bad it would seem like I just took a shower.

    I'm so glad to have found this pillow cause it works like a dream. When you lay your head on it it isn't cold to the touch but you can slowly feel the heat dissipating and spreading through out the pillow to keep you cool. The past three nights of having it have been the best and sweat-free nights I have had in a long time." —B. Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $24.75.

    12. Magnetic balls you can arrange and rearrange for stress relief. These'll definitely come in handy for those three-hour-long meetings.


    Promising review: "A lot of fun! Great stress reliever. Very strong magnets. I would definitely recommend and I’m probably going to buy another set." —M13

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in two colors).

    13. A crossword puzzle book by The New York Times that's just challenging enough to get your mind off your troubles without being too difficult.


    Promising review: "These puzzles are so challenging, yet doable. You have to be patient with yourself and really massage your brain to come up with the correct words. A must-have if you enjoy the NYTimes puzzles but can't get past Wednesday puzzles." —Barbara Morris

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    14. A compression eye mask to help alleviate migraines and eyestrain, especially if you pop it in the freezer for a cooling effect.


    Promising review: "Wife absolutely loves this eye mask! She has a condition which causes her eyes to swell. She used other gel-filled eye masks that go in the freezer, but they were always hard and uncomfortable. This mask doesn't put pressure on her eyelids and it stays cold from the freezer for quite a while. Not quite as long as gels, but is still soft enough to wear comfortably even when sleeping on side. She won't use any other eye masks now." —NorCalFox

    Get it from Amazon for $13.54.

    15. A white noise machine for drowing out your loud, nocturnal neighbor's footsteps so you can catch some quality z's.


    This sound machine has an actual fan inside so it won't produce any sound loops.

    Promising review: "Living in a turn-of-the-century home on the east coast is fun, but you hear creaks and steps and noise from the neighborhood and more. This has really changed my life (and sleep).

    This week, I packed Snooz in my backpack for an overnight business trip to NYC. Stayed at the Moxy in Times Square — nice little joint, but the street noise was a bit more than expected. (In fact, they leave little earplugs next to the bed). I thought, this is a perfect test!

    This little guy smoothed out the city noise all night and I woke around 8 a.m. to my alarm — and only then did I notice some truck from the street beep beeping while backing up. The Snooz had muffled it enough that I didn't notice it while asleep (and only heard it faintly once awake).

    Definitely worth it. Looking to get a couple more for the house/office." —Matt Smedley

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (available in two colors).

    16. A Disney+ subscription so you'll have an endless amount of heartwarming content to cheer you up when you're feeling blue.

    Disney+ banner

    You can stream movies, TV shows, and original programming from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox.

    Get it for $6.99/month or $69.99/year ($5.83/month).

    17. And a Baby Yoda puzzle to put together while you stream The Mandalorian in the background.

    Promising review: "Great puzzle. My kids and I put it together in a few hours and enjoyed it. Fun to have some Baby Yoda around the house!" —Mommap

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    18. A pair of cozy faux fur–lined slippers that'll make all other shoes feel like foot prisons. They'll be a lovely treat to come home to after standing up for hours.

    I recently treated myself to a pair of these and they are the SOFTEST slippers I've ever had the pleasure of wearing — I never want to take them off. They also look much more expensive than they are. If you don't want to splurge on Ugg slippers or just prefer a vegan slipper option, I highly recommend these as an alternative.

    Promising review: "My feet are always cold in the winter and these fur-lined slippers are heavenly. The lining is so soft and warm, and the slipper material is a beautiful suede-like material. They are well-made with quality stitching. I like the rubber soles so they will last longer and I can wear them outside to get my mail." —O'Hara Family

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in women's sizes 7–11 and three colors).

    19. Hydrating sheet masks perfect for a cheap yet effective at-home facial, because self-care doesn't need to cost a fortune. Apply one of these, turn on your favorite show, and just enjoy. You'll have moisturized skin in no time.

    16 of the different varieties of masks

    Read our full review of Dermal Korea Collagen Essence facial masks!

    Here's an excerpt: "They're just so relaxing to use! Between balancing work and a social life, having an veryyyy long commute, and spending weekends running errands, I've truly come to love the half hour I can spend relaxing with my face mask on a Sunday night." —Samantha Wieder

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. A Sleep Pod — a cozy cocoon you can swaddle yourself to sleep in. It's made from a specialized four-way stretch material that applies gentle pressure to your body.


    Read our review of the Sleep Pod (#10 on the list)!

    Here's an excerpt: "The fabric is breathable and so lightweight I can comfortably use it in the summer and I can throw it in my tote bag on vacations. I feel calm and comforted every time I get in. I've used it while napping, while trying to calm down before going to bed at night, and while sitting on the sofa/needing some extra stress relief when binge-watching Chernobyl got too stressful. I can't rave enough about this thing, but I'll certainly keep trying!" —Mal Mower

    Get it from Hatch Sleep for $99.99 (available in two sizes).

    21. A Bob Ross coloring book that'll actually help calm you down instead of stressing you out with a ton of details.


    It comes with reference pages with Bob's original works as well.

    Promising review: "Great pictures and quotes from Bob. Pictures are not so complex that they take an eternity to finish; they’re just right. I bought two more as gifts, and the recipients really enjoyed them as well and say their friends also want one." —Reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19.

    22. A Himalayan salt lamp to give your room just the right amount of soft ambient lighting.

    This lamp can be dimmed as well.

    Promising review: "I love this look! It’s better to have the rocks in glass than the traditional salt lamp. The traditional rock lamps flake salt off and the rocks, being in glass, leave no mess on the table." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    23. An adorable llama heating and cooling pad for comforting you when you're having cramps or back pain.

    Urban Outfitters

    Microwave it to keep you warm or even freeze it to cool you off. It's filled with natural buckwheat grains and lavender.

    Promising review: "I got this for my period cramps and wow this was life changing. Worth it. Love that it’s effective and cute so it serves as decoration when I’m not using it." —shelly2000

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    24. A rose quartz roller that'll feel incredibly soothing against your face when you use it to apply serums or just for a massage.


    Promising review: "I have been using the set for a month or so, and it is fantastic. I've made it a part of my night time skin routine. I like how this is a set with a gua sha and a roller. I feel each has its own benefit. I like using gua sha on my face and jawline, and the roller on my forehead and eye area. I don't know if rose quartz really help with anti-aging, but it definitely is a good and relaxing way to end the day." —Vix

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    25. A calming candle to burn after you cancel all your plans and stay in with your favorite book.

    YRcandles / Etsy

    This soy-wax candle smells like coconut combined with sweet vanilla.

    Get it from YRcandles on Etsy for $6.70+ (available in four sizes).

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    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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