21 Products That Make Life Easier For People That Are Seriously Stressed Out

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As much as I'd love to tell you that I'm awesome when it comes to going with the flow, that would be a blatant lie. Change totally stresses me out. However, it's also inevitable, so I use a combination of borderline-fanatical organizational skills and products for stress relief when things start shifting under me. That way, I can keep a handle on my tension levels even when I'm in unfamiliar territory.

That said, I didn't always set aside time for self-care. All throughout high school and college, I would just barrel through the stress, with the assumption that if I "wasted" time on relaxation or organization, I'd get even less done. I know now that couldn't be farther from the truth. It also couldn't be worse for your health.

Research is now learning that when you have high levels of cortisol (also known as the stress hormone), it can affect everything from your digestion and sleep schedule to your memory and heart rate. Some even say that stress can alter your gene expression and damage parts of the brain. This happens when you're in a constant state of fight or flight, and you never take the time to switch to parasympathetic mode to rejuvenate. If you find yourself constantly stressed, but don't know where to turn, check out these brilliant products that I use to keep myself relaxed, calm, and stress-free no matter what's going on.

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