10 Products To Help Relieve Anxiety & Stress For A Moment Of Zen


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There’s no denying that the last two years have taken their toll on everyone, and even though things are returning to “normal” (at least we thought they were) we’re still navigating stressful situations more often than we’d like. However, here at HB HQ, we take self-care seriously. To help soothe any anxiety you may be dealing with, we’ve curated the ultimate list of mood-boosting must-haves so you can start the new year feeling zen and calm. From self-love journals to oil-infused mists, these tried-and-tested faves work to kickstart your day or end it on a more positive note.

1. For Calmer Mornings: Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light, $100

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Studies have shown that sun lamps literally spark your melatonin and serotonin levels (the sleep regulator and happy hormone, respectively) to boost your morning with a serene wake-up call. The Philips SmartSleep Wake-Up Light, $100, mimics nature with its soothing combination of soft colors and tranquil sounds for total zen. Recommended if your winter days and nights blur together, this sun lamp gets your sleep-wake rhythm back on track. Because the truth is, good sleep goes a long way to improving how you deal with stress. Check out more tips for better sleep here.

2. For Soothing Stress With A Cup: Traditional Medicinals Organic Chamomile with Lavender Herbal Tea, $5

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After one of those days, a herbal cup of warm tea feels like a tight hug in bed. Sip on floral notes of lavender and chamomile as you recite your affirmations before tackling the day that doesn’t seem so hard now.

3. For A Breath Of Fresh Air: Saje Natural Wellness Aroma (Be) Free, $118

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The negative ions released into the air around water bodies (think: waterfalls, beaches, lakes) have been scientifically proven to refresh your spirit. This diffuser mimics the awe-moment by instilling essential oils and negative ions into your spaces to cleanse your aura. Its automatic shut-off feature and chic design that comes in three colors make it the perfect purchase for mornings that need some detoxifying.

4. For Self-Care Moments: Rose Quartz Lift & Glow Peel-Off Face Mask, $39


For days when you’re second-guessing yourself, take some time for yourself and indulge in a few extra steps in your skin routine. A face mask, like this one, is a simple additional step to boost your glow inside and out. This peel-off formula is infused with rose quartz, moisturizing hyaluronic acid, antioxidant-rich watermelon, and calming lotus flower to lift, tighten, and smooth your skin while decongesting your pores. Let it dry for 20 minutes while you journal or say some positive affirmations.

5. For A Splash Of Color: Emma Farrarons The Mindfulness Coloring Book, $10

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Pocket-sized with 70 intricate patterns, channel your anxiety into these high-quality papers for hours of bliss. The best-seller marries the proven calming abilities of coloring to a collection of flowers, leaves, butterflies for a wave of tranquility.

6. For Self-Reflection: Huda Beauty Rose Quartz Self-Love Journal, $17

HB Self Love Journal_FrontWe’re biased, but everyone at HB HQ has one of these babies – the chic, lined A5 journal carries us through important notes to self-affirmations we repeat when we’re not feeling 100. The benefits of journaling are crazy, so even if you don’t have this one, try your hand at it to reap the rewards.

7. For Pamper Sessions At Home: White Lotus Beauty Acupressure Mat, $65

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Give yourself some downtime with an at-home massage using the White Lotus Beauty Acupressure Mat, $65, to get your happy hormones going. The food-grade plastic nails and high-grade viscoelastic memory foam targets your pressure points to relieve your body from built-up tension. Luxe self-care? Yup.

8. For Cuddles On The Couch: Lurera Faux Fur Pillow, $70

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Hugs are so good for you, and so you’re sure to feel better with the world’s first anti-anxiety pillow by your side. Its vegan, soft cover comes in five colors to hide a battery-powered heartbeat stimulator for a warm embrace on bad days or nights. Its heating pad is also microwaveable, so you don’t have to worry about your batteries running out of juice – cuddles for dayyys.

9. For Sound Sleep: Gravity Gravity Weighted Blanket, $250

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Ever since sleep expert and sleep consultant, Julie Mallon, spilled the deets on weighted blankets, we haven’t been able to let go of this one. The micro-plush duvet weighs on key pressure points with glass beads stitched into place to “trigger a nervous response system that lowers your heart rate, breathing, and anxiety, which will, in turn, help you sleep.” All you have to do is lay back and let gravity do its job.

10. For Healing From Within: Chakra Zulu Crystals Heart Chakra, $25

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When it comes to unconditional love, we like to realign our heart chakras for healing that comes from within. Like Huda, we place them around our homes to release ourselves from negativity and encourage love that’s ever-flowing. It re-ignites the spark with our loved ones and allows us to direct love right back to ourselves. You’ll find the following in this heart set: Rose Quartz, Pink Botswana Agate, Fuschite, Green Aventurine, Unakite, and Green Fluorite.

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