10 things for self-care and relaxation at home

10 things for Self Care and Relaxation at home

These are difficult, uncertain times we live in, as the world comes to grips with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and thousands people around the world object to cops cruelty after the death of American George Floyd. With whatever is going on in the world, the continuous coverage and apparently limitless stream of negative news can become overwhelming-- and, as a result, it's easy to feel more stressed out or emotional than normal.

In moments like these, it is necessary to stay informed on the most current updates and to continue having meaningful conversations about what's going on. However, it's also crucial to look after your own mental (and physical) health. That's why self-care is such a hot topic nowadays. It's not about disregarding the news and current events, but rather finding ways to cope and unwind when you need it.

At SpeciallyMe, we're committed to assisting you find the very best things for your overall well-being-- including self-care. We have found 10 products for self-care and relaxation below, including our popular SpeciallyMe weighted blanket and a motivating journal from Michelle Obama -- which will help you take care of yourself throughout this tough time.

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1. Our Cozy weighted blanket

2020 is the year of the weighted blanket. Not too heavy, not too light, the SpeciallyMe Premium All-Season Blanket provides just the correct amount of pressure that some say helps you drop off to sleep or relax your stress and anxiety away. Plus, it has an extremely soft cover that's great for cuddling up all year long.

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SpeciallyMe Premium Canadian Weighted Blanket

 

2. A journal to let your feelings out

No matter who you are, where you live, or what you believe in, we all have a lot of ideas on our mind today and we're all experiencing a great deal of emotions. One method to process those feelings is by writing them out in a journal like this one, based on Michelle Obama's best-selling book, Becoming. The journal is filled with prompts and inspiring quotes to assist you in putting pen (and emotions) to paper.

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3. A soothing face mask

Showing yourself a little TLC can begin with showing your skin a little TLC. Enter this oat mask with pumpkin seed extract, is just what you need. It leaves your skin feeling velvety and hydrated. 

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4. A yoga mat

For the yoga lover, there is nothing better that assists your psychological health as much as spending some time on your mat. We recommend the Non-Slip Yoga Mat with carrying strap. Made with eco-friendly material and non-slip on wood, tile, or cement floors, it is extra thick, extra long and extra wide for all body types and used for exercises like yoga, pilates or other fitness.

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5. A Hand Held Massager

Whether you're sitting at your desk longer as you work from home, or have an injury, this massager can be used this handheld device sends pressure pulses deep into muscle tissue to relieve muscle aches, pain and soreness, and speed up muscle recovery.

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Alternatively, if exercise is your thing for stress relief, try these massage balls to relieve tension.

 

6. A meditation app

Even though it might appear intimidating, meditation is one of the things that can help you relax. There are many apps available right now like Headspace and Calm amongst others. There are entire libraries of directed meditations, relaxing sounds, and everyday bedtime workouts that you can access directly from your phone-- and all you need is 10 minutes.

 

7. A bubble bath must have

No self-care program would be complete without a bubble bath. And for that, you'll need these "Relieve" bath bombs - specially designed to relieve sore muscles and aching bones while also lifting away stress and offering mental clarity.

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Bath bomb

 

8. A Sound Machine

Sometimes you need to escape - for a few minutes. That's where a sound machine comes in - from nature sounds, to white noise, to a fan sound or even a lullaby, this sound machine is loud enough to muffle environmental noise and has a wide range of sounds to choose from.

 

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9. A Foot Spa/Bath

Sticking your feet in this foot spa doesn't only soothe your tired feet, it also provides you with a few of moments of "you time," which is crucial when you're stressed or anxious. With heat, bubbles and vibration settings, the foot bath with massagers can help relieve the tension you feel.

 

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10. An Essential Oil Diffuser

If you believe in the powers of aromatherapy, an oil diffuser is an essential. And this InnoGear Diffuser is one of the best with it has such a large capability that it can run all night without having to be refilled. It is whisper quiet and easy to change out the fragrances (like lavender or eucalyptus for calming).

 

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