Adult life is hard, and everyday stresses affect us more than we realize. It's incredibly important to have an arsenal of healthy ways to relieve stress and ease your mind that you can rely on when things around you get crazy. I find that seemingly small details can make a world of difference — like relaxing sounds or scents, or even something as simple as a calming distraction. So, I've got a few trusted self-care rituals for when I need a mental holiday. Maybe you're an extrovert who loves being around people and participating, but take it from a full-blown introvert: a night at home with an acupressure mat and a diffuser can do wonders for your current head space.
I'm also a huge believer in the practice of meditation, and I think it comes in tons of different forms; you don't necessarily need to be a monk sitting cross-legged on a mountainside. Any time you're consciously living in the moment and enjoying what you're doing, you're reaping the benefits of meditation. These activities all engage your mind, senses, or body, so you can focus on what you're doing right now and let the stress of the outside world just slip away.