So…this may come as a surprise, but college can be stressful. Like, really stressful.
Papers, Partners, Parties; Dates, Debt, Deadlines! Sheesh.
It can be hard to remember to take care of yourself when you have so much on your plate!
It’s okay to take a minute for yourself. In fact, taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do.
Finding ways to help manage your anxiety can be difficult, though, and finding time to devote to yourself can be even more challenging.
I’ve come up with a few items that won’t take up much of your time, won’t break the bank, and can make a huge difference in managing your anxiety.
Get ready for a night of serious YOU time.
1. Weighted Blanket:
How does a heavy, cozy, warm hug sound? Kinda weird? Yeah, it does sound kinda weird. But I’m here to tell you that a weighted blanket is not weird…it’s awesome. Manage your anxiety while feeling calm and comfy.You’ll be snug as a bug in a 20 pound rug with this thing.
Choose from a variety of colors and weights. The 16lb blanket is perfect for those who weigh around 150lbs and the price for that one is 34.99 with free shipping!
Okay, I know it seems counterproductive to suggest something that needs care as a way to help manage your anxiety. You’re already stressed…why add even more responsibility to the equation?
Here me out though…Succulents are the most low maintenance little cuties on the planet! All you have to do is water them once every couple of weeks and then enjoy them all day every day!
This set comes with 4 already potted succulent plants for $14.99 with free shipping for Prime members or with an order over $25.
I recommend buying cute planters to go with your new cute plants.
Check out these little owl planters! $9.99 with free shipping for Prime members or with an order over $25!
3. Oil Diffuser:
Initially I didn’t understand the craze around essential oils or diffusers. I can tell you that I am about that life now. Put a couple of drops of oil into your diffuser before you get in bed and get ready to relaaaaaax…
This diffuser also
has 7 different light settings to choose from so you can set that mood.
Lavender is a great oil to use before bed, but my personal favorite is sweet orange. It’s a happy feel good smell, and I definitely could use more of that in my life. How about you?
Snag this diffuser with 8 oils for $28.95 with free shipping
4. Bath Bomb:
This may be my favorite way to manage anxiety. There are few things more relaxing than a hot bath. Add a bath bomb to that mix and really enjoy some stress-free time to yourself!
This bath bomb from Lush is meant to induce peacefulness and relaxation and get you ready to catch them Zzzzzz’s. This deep sleep bath bomb is packed with lavender and chamomile to soak your worries away.
Grab this bomb for $7.95 plus $6.00 shipping.
5. Adult Coloring Book:
Do you have an adult coloring book? No? Get yourself an adult coloring book! This is the perfect activity to get you grounded if you find yourself overthinking or feeling nervous.
A simple and repetitive action really helps to alleviate and manage anxiety. And you create really pretty pictures while you’re at it. Plus, this coloring book has motivational, albeit NSFW, messages to remind you of how effing awesome you truly are!
This adult coloring book is priced at $5.99 and includes free shipping for Prime members or with an order over $25.
6. Stress Relief Tea:
How about a cup of tea to help manage your anxiety?
This Honey Lavender Stress Relief tea is both tasty and effective.There is something about drinking tea that just forces you to slow down and breathe. And this tea doesn’t contain caffeine so you don’t have to worry about it keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep.
All wins in my book.
Get an order of 16 teabags for $6.25 and enjoy free shipping if you are a Prime member or if your order totals more than $25.
So there you have it! I know all too well that living with anxiety is no easy task. I hope some of these suggestions are helpful to you because they have made a difference for me.
On that note, it’s about time for me to turn on my diffuser, sip on some tea, and snuggle up under my heavy duty blanket.