The Best Stress-Relieving Products to Swear By Right Now
Feeling stressed out? In times like these, a little worry---or full-blown anxiety---is completely understandable. And we’re here to talk you down. We’ve gathered some of the stress-relieving strategies that our community members Swear by, designed to give you a sense of calm and prevent you from eating your fingernails (or your feelings).
Rifle Paper Co. Juliet Rose Rollerball Pen
“I’ve been journaling almost daily (certainly weekly) for years now and this is by far my favorite pen to use. There’s something about making lists and getting my thoughts out on paper that helps me to unwind at the end of the day and sleep better at night. And while any old pen or pencil will do, a super smooth and elegant tool like this makes the activity even more enjoyable. This pretty piece makes a lovely gift for anyone, and it comes in a series of fun patterns if pink flowers aren’t you thing!” – Jessica Mattern
The White Company Winter Three-Wick Candle
“Whenever I’m feeling stressed out, I always light this three-wick candle from The White Company and immediately feel the stress melt away. It has hints of cinnamon, clove, and a dash of fresh orange, which make my entire apartment smell warm and cozy. Plus, it burns very evenly and lasts for months!” – Rebecca Carhart
“Don’t get me wrong, I love a glass of wine or cocktail to relax, but not every day. Instead, I sip on GT’s kombucha, which is filled with gut-friendly probiotics and vitamins. I love how kombucha is fizzy and not nearly as sweet as soda, plus it has a teeny-tiny bit of alcohol that makes me feel zen. GT’s has so many delicious flavors, but I always grab a bottle of my favorite, spicy Gingerade.” – Katie Macdonald
“Whenever I’m in bad mood or I feel stressed, I take a workout class. It’s become such a part of my routine that not going is enough to make me unhappy for the rest of the week. Of course, with the current situation, I’ve been locked up at home and have had no choice but to turn my living room into my own personal gym. Trying to find online workouts while also rearranging my living room for an hour every day has without a doubt stressed me out. But buying workout equipment that makes me happy every time I look at it has definitely helped calm me down and motivate me to get moving every day. When I saw a workout instructor using these Bala Bangles as weights, I knew I had to have them. They were the only weights I’ve ever seen that were pretty and when I wear them it definitely feels more like an accessory than anything else. They work incredibly well when I’m doing a class. They’re also light enough that putting them on to walk around the house isn’t difficult but adds a light burn when I need it.” – Tara Gonzales
Vitruvi Essential Oils & Diffusers
“I love the sleek design of this essential oil diffuser. It basically doubles as a piece of decor, and it diffuses my favorite scents, like lavender when I want to relax and grapefruit when I need an energy boost. Plus, unlike a candle, it can stay on as I fall asleep since it automatically turns off.” – Christie Calucchia
We think you deserve to buy only awesome things. We've asked the most discerning women out there to share what they honestly, truly swear by so you can get on with life and find your next favorite product, faster. What do you SwearBy?