23 Genius Things On Amazon For People Who Are Anxious AF
Everyone experiences anxiety over something. Whether it's politics, stress at work, or holidays with the family, it’s totally normal to worry every once and a while. This is where deeply calming products for anxious people come in handy. Personally, I get a little on edge when plans are too up in the air or I can't fall asleep when I know I need to. For these instances, I have a few foolproof relaxation tools (like my Himalayan salt lamp and my acupressure mat) to help me unwind and find my cool again.
That being said, occasional feelings of anxiety are not the same as an anxiety disorder. If you feel like you experience it more often than you should, it's a good idea to reach out to a professional. Serious signs of anxiety shouldn't be ignored, and while relaxation and stress-relief products might ease your nerves a little bit, they're no replacement for the help of a professional.
On the other hand, if you experience the occasional rush of nerves from public speaking or a slight feeling of dread surrounding tests, these products might be worth your time. Not only are they innovative and actually pretty genius, but reviewers say that they're helpful AF when it comes to relieving stress and tension.
1This Planner Helps You Organize And Unwind With Coloring Pages
The original Panda Planner offers a scientific approach to productivity and happiness, but the Panda Planner Color combines all that organization with gorgeous adult coloring designs. It helps you plan, reflect, set goals, and break down projects, all while helping you unwind at the end of a tough day.
2This Odd Foot Massager That Stimulates Pressure Points
"My entire body feels less stressed, and my feet definitely ache less," says one reviewer about this TheraFlow dual foot massager. It uses rolling acupressure spikes to stimulate circulation and points in the feet, and it's lightweight, portable, and made from durable polished Theaceae wood.
3This Inhaler Infused With Calming Essential Oils
This brilliant Zen MONQ inhaler is a super easy way to experience the benefits of aromatherapy on the go. It's infused with a relaxing blend of essential oils (like frankincense, ylang ylang, and orange), and people say that the occasional puff "definitely helps take the edge off of things." It's plant-based and contains no artificial flavors.
4These Alignment Socks To Reduce Tension And Promote Relaxation
These WESTLINK foot alignment socks might look a little weird, but people swear that they help to relieve tension in their feet and help them relax after a tough day. The secret is the comfortable padding in between your toes that helps to realign muscles and provide mild compression. They're also made from cotton and fit U.S. sizes 4.5 to 10.
5A Vibrating Pillow For People Who Are Over-Stimulated
Some people find that gentle vibrations are extremely helpful when it comes to easing feelings of over-stimulation. The HealthmateForever pressure-activated massage pillow is filled with foam and pulses with its dual motors when pressed. Because it runs on batteries, there are no cords or plugs, and it comes in a ton of different colors to blend into any room.
6This Magnetic Stress Relief Toy That People Are Obsessed With
Halfway between a fidget spinner and a top, the EPABO fidget toy has people saying, "This is a unique stress reliever and much less annoying to those around you." It uses magnetic fluid inertia to keep the balls spinning on their tracks, and it's portable, quiet, and super satisfying.
7An Awesome Little Acupressure Back Massager
If you hold most of your tension in your back or shoulders, the Happy Trigger handheld massage tool can help. Its hook shape and carefully designed acupressure oak knob help you reach knots, sore spots, and tender muscles. Reviewers are even saying, "Best money I have EVER spent!"
8This Steel-Ball Glove So You Can Give Yourself A Massage
The Gideon massager is a glove that fits right over your hand and uses nine steel balls to relax tired muscles. It’s great for pampering your whole body and improving circulation on your legs, arms, feet, and shoulders, and it has adjustable Velcro so it fits anyone.
9This Mindfulness Journal That Helps To Promote Positivity
The I Am Here Now makes mindfulness way easier with its powerful activities, writing prompts, and insights. It was created by Alexandra Frey and Autumn Totto, founders of the Mindfulness Project, and reviewers are thrilled with the results: "I have always had terrible anxiety. This book helps my mind to slow down and focus on positivity. If you have ever had issues with stress before, get your hands on a copy of this. You won't regret it!"
10This Weighted Blanket That Feels Like A Gentle Hug
"I love my blanket," raves one reviewer about the Magic weighted blanket. "It helps with every level of my anxiety, from nagging nervousness to full-on anxiety attack." These blankets provide a comforting weight to the body that can provide a calming effect for some, and this one is made from an soft plush chanille fabric. It also comes in different colors and weights so you can choose one that's right for you.
11These Stretchy Stress-Relievers With Different Resistance Levels
“If you have carpal tunnel or have anxiety you should give these a try,” says one reviewer about these FitMotion finger exercisers. They have an ergonomic shape and latex-free stretch that fits most hands without ripping, and each one has a different resistance level for different days and different challenges.
12This Weird Spiky Mat That Helps Relieve Stress And Back Pain
I'm in love with my acupressure mat, and so are hundreds of other reviewers. "This has worked miracles on my back," said one enthusiastic purchaser. The Nayoya acupressure mat has tons of carefully-placed spikes that promote circulation and stimulation. It also comes with a neck roll, and it's helpful with back pain as well as stress.
13This Thumb Protector That Helps Deliver Deep, Penetrating Massages
This little protector for your thumb looks like a dinosaur, but it actually works wonders when it comes to giving massages. Made from soft, flexible ABS material, this protector helps with neck, back, and shoulder relief, offers a snug fit, and can help make massages more penetrating without added thumb strain.
14This Lamp That Simulates Daylight To Improve Your Mood
15This Portable Diffuser Can Help You Offset Any Stressful Environment
Bring your favorite essential oils anywhere with this MFEEL mini diffuser. It's barely the size of your fist and plugs into any USB port, so you can use it in the car, next to your laptop, or wherever you charge your phone. It also has two light modes, two mist modes, and seven changing colors. "I have my regular sized ones I have for home but this one is perfect for work," says one reviewer. "I work in a call center so it can get a little stressful at times. I love being able to just plug this in the USB on my computer."
16This Heat Therapy Neck Wrap Filled With Herbs And Clay
It's filled with heat-absorbing clay beads, safe for the microwave or the freezer, and shaped to hug your neck and shoulders. No wonder people are raving about the Huggaroo neck wrap. It's even filled with herbs like lavender, lemongrass, chamomile, and peppermint to relax your mind and calm your body.
17These Headphones That Are Actually Comfortable To Sleep In
These CozyPhones are headphones that cover your ears with a flat breathable fabric that's super comfortable to sleep with, and the braided cable won't tangle or kink if you move around. They're great for people who have trouble falling asleep in silence, and reviewers love how soft they are.
18These Microwavable Slippers Help You Relax
What's more relaxing than a pair of great slippers? A pair of great slippers that you can throw in the microwave. These Kozy Collar slippers keep your feet super warm (or cold, given that they're also freezer safe) to promote circulation, a break from stress, and pain relief.
19The Fluffy Slime You Can Fidget With
20A Memory Foam Pillow That's Infused With Lavender
Not only is this memory foam pillow made from plush dough, but it has zoned areas to support the head, ventilation holes to keep you cool, and a lavender-infused design that calms your mind and body. It's also travel-sized so you can take it anywhere. One reviewer says, "Can't sleep without this pillow."
21This Shredded Memory Foam Pillow Settle Into The Ultimate In Comfort
This hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, and customizable pillow made from shredded memory foam will breathe new life into your sleep routine. It's unique inner zip allows you to fluff up (or fluff down) the amount of microfiber based on your preference, so your pillow is as firm and full as you need it to be.
22This Ergonomic Lumbar Support System That Helps Relieve Chronic Back Pain
This back stretcher is designed to help provide relief from back pain, and features a unique design that allows your back to stretch and be less prone to slouching. Its curvature is designed to hit certain massage nodes and acupressure points against the spine, and best of all, you can take it with you to the office because it’s lightweight and easy to transport.
24This Customizable Shredded Memory Foam Pillow
Hypoallergenic and made with a bamboo cover, this shredded memory foam pillow has an adjustable plastic spine core structure allows you to play with shape unlike any other pillow will. Reviewers love this super popular body pillow because it delivers terrific neck support and allows you to personalize different configurations based on how you like to sleep. Whether you’re looking for lumbar support, a good head rest, or even an extra seat cushion, this fully adjustable pillow has you covered.
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