AN EASY GUIDE TO R&R: WAYS TO UNWIND & DESTRESS
You may have recently heard that “Burnout” is now considered a medical condition, according the the World Health Organization. Whether it's due to working too many hours or lack of sleep, we are officially TOO STRESSED OUT! That means it’s time to get our namaste on and finally RELAX. Here are some easy tips and essentials for getting that much needed R&R.
WEIGHTED SLEEP MASKS & BLANKETS
TIP: We’ve all seen the weighted blankets, now there’s a new weighted sleep mask with heating and cooling gel packs that are helping you sleep better at night by promoting a scientifically proven sense “calm”.
TRY:Gravity Blanket’s Thermo Comfort Weighted Sleep Mask (https://gravityblankets.com/products/thermo-comfort-weighted-sleep-mask)
TIP: Avoid any and all kinds of caffeine before bed and stick to an herbal tea with stress-reducing ingredients like valerian, chamomile, and peppermint.
TRY: David’s Tea “Ready for Bed” Tea Set (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/gifts-and-sets/shop-all-gifts/tea-samplers-and-gift-sets/ready-for-bed/960380US01.html?cgid=tea-samplers-%26-gift-sets#sz=24&start=23) and Yogi Tea (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/gifts-and-sets/shop-all-gifts/tea-samplers-and-gift-sets/yoga-teas/960844US01VAR0053566.html?cgid=tea-samplers-%26-gift-sets#sz=24&start=16)
DEEP SLEEP PILLOW SPRAY
TIP: Incorporate aromatherapy into your bed-time routine—lavender, vetivers and other essential oils help reduce sleep anxiety and improve sleep quality.
TRY: This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (https://www.thisworks.com/us/sleep/sleep-category/deep-sleep-pillow-spray/deep-sleep-pillow-spray.html)
MAKE THE BEDROOM A “NO PHONE ZONE” AND MEDITATE
TIP: Checking emails, Instagram or doing some online shopping before bed is so tempting, but it has a very negative effect are your ability to unwind. Instead of scrolling, try closing your eyes, meditating and listening to relaxing music before bed.
TRY: Spotify’s Specialized Playlists:
ONE HOUR OF SELF-CARE PER DAY
TIP: The power of self-care is key to reducing stress and anxiety—whether it’s a hot bath, yoga class, or at home spa treatment. Out of the 24 hours in the day—be selfish for at least one of them.
TRY: The Dream & Drift Collection // Each product contains CBD from whole-spectrum Hemp Seed Oil.
GET A MASSAGE ON DEMAND
TIP: Our bodies store stress in our muscles—The five areas are the jaw/neck/face, the shoulders/heart, the diaphragm/lungs, the stomach/gut, and the pelvic floor/hips. Stress manifests itself in blockages, pain, tension, and rigidity in the fascia or connective tissue. Relieve the tension with a massage treatment.
TRY: Soothe (www.soothe.com) is the world’s leading on-demand massage service. Since launching its mobile app and massage service in Los Angeles in 2014, Soothe has delivered close to 1 million massages worldwide, and is now available in 70 markets across 4 countries, with over 13,000 background-checked therapists in its network. The service delivers a licensed, insured massage therapist to your home, office, or hotel, within 60 minutes. Clients can book via soothe.com, the Soothe app, or toll-free number.
SWAP YOUR HIGH HEELS FOR FLIP-FLOPS
TIP: Popular sandal brand REEF has been working with a stress specialist to recreate "Beach Brain”. Basically, how sending your brain sensory cues that mimic being at the beach – like putting on flip flops or sandals even while home or at the office, can have a big impact on your mental well-being and helping to destress.
TRY: The Cushion Bounce Vista is one of the brand’s new shoes for women that literally feels like walking on a cloud because of the technology in the footbed. See here: https://www.reef.com/shop/womens/cushion-bounce-vista-rf0a3oks?variationId=CHN.