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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.