The De-Stressing Products You Probably Aren't Using, but Should
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Our minds are constantly racing with a million thoughts, our inboxes are filling up at the speed of light, and every day, we get bombarded with self-improvement messages: Eat better, work out more, spend more time with family, be more productive at work. Sound familiar? While all this advice is not necessarily bad, it's easy to get stressed out with having too many things to do and not enough time to do it. According to the American Psychological Association, stress levels are on the rise, with 24% Americans reporting feeling highly stressed last year, as compared to only 18% the year before.
While we can't all live a Goop-level blessed life, we can certainly try our hardest at being better—and it all starts with feeling better. Stress can take a toll on general well-being, making us feel more tired and less productive—and leaving us even more overwhelmed. Ready to say goodbye to your bouts of anxiety? Try these calming methods, and leave stress behind.
This Works I Have a Dream Set ($139)
De-stressing after a long day is all about having the right wind-down rituals. Erase traces of a hectic day with this set of lavender, vetiver, and camomile products. Relax to the smell of the candle; pamper yourself with the night oil and cream. When you're ready for bed, spritz it on your pillow for a truly restorative slumber.
African Botanics Kalahari Desert De-Tox Bath Salts ($75)
Classics never fail—and long soaking bath to relieve stress is always a winner. These African bath salts are at once calming and nourishing. It will help your body relax by relieving muscular tension and create a sense of well-being and calm.
Slip Silk Pillow Case ($80)
Get your beauty sleep, and wake up feeling refreshed. Silk pillowcases are better for your skin, your hair, and your hydration levels, meaning that you'll wake up feeling more refreshed in the morning. The better your morning and nighttime routines, the less stressed you'll feel when starting your day.