A weighted blanket
Weighted blankets help relieve stress or anxious feelings. Keeping a light weight on your body while lying down, compresses you further to the ground, (aka “grounding exercise,”) and sends you into a deep, calming, relaxation state.
Essential Oils / Aromatherapy Diffuser
Our sense of smell and emotions are closely linked; meaning, a calming scent can relax and destress from all the negative emotions within the body.
A White Noise Machine
White noise drowns out other distracting noise that may be preventing you from sleeping or focusing.
Mindfulness Stress relief Coloring book
Coloring is powerful enough to relax the “fight or flight” center of the brain, the amygdala; inducing the relaxation state of mind.
Journaling is a great way to keep anxious thoughts in check. Try writing down your worries on a page, and just keep writing day after day; without going back and re-analyzing and overthinking.
A vintage box to write worried thoughts down and talk about them later
It can be hard to keep thoughts in your head, lingering long enough until you finally get a chance to tell someone about them; as each worried thought passes, write them down and let them go!
For guided meditation or for individual use, practicing yoga exercises and deep breathing might be the best way to end any day; good or bad.
Worry stones can be really helpful to feel and observe during an anxious or stressful moment; dive deeper into your five senses and focus on the edges, surface and size of your worry stone!