Stress negatively affects your health in dozens of different ways. It can mess with you immune system, give you acne, stomach problems and even hinder fertility. And we all know how it can wreak havoc on our emotions and peace of mind. There are better ways to relax at home than just vegging out in front of the boob tube. Take a look at a few of our tips away from a way to turn your home into a haven.
Recline and Relax: Tony Little DeStress Anti Gravity Massage Recliner Item: 960-086
There’s nothing like a massage to help ease away the stress of a busy work day. Kick your shoes off and lay-back in one of these massage recliners and customize your massage just the way you like it. You can work on just one problem area or your entire body. If a full-size chair is a bigger investment than you’re looking for than try out this massaging temperature-controlled cushion for only $15! It’s completely portable and will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Speaking of gravity, might want to check out Teeter Hang Ups Gravity Boots for additional exercise and relaxation techniques.
Get Crafty After Work: HoMedics Temp Rite Heat or Cool Massage Cushion Item: 389-825
You know the routine. Get home from work, feed the kids, watch a little television, sleep and then wake up to do it all over again. Swap out that flat screen TV time for an activity that you really enjoy. Pick-up a hobby that you let fall by the wayside years ago, or embark on something totally new. Try your hand at painting, scrapbooking or sewing — something you find fun and takes you mind of your every day stresses. Crafts are a fun and productive distraction, and will give that wonderful sense of accomplishment.
Meditation Medication: Hugger Mugger Zabuton Rectangular Yoga Cushion – Plum Item: 449-085
Finding the time to just be still and breathe is difficult in our hectic lives, but the benefits of meditation are worth the extra effort. For many of us, meditation seems like a total mystery. You just sit there? There are a lot of different ways to meditate including guided meditation, mantra meditation and yoga. That’s why we recommend this yoga cushion from Hugger Mugger. Not only does it provide the perfect seat for meditation to pad knees and ankles, but it can also be used in your yoga practice to protect yourself from the hard floor.
Spa Day Every Day: The Body Shop Coconut Complete Body Care Kit Item: 952-787
One of the best things a day at the spa is that it’s a place away from home where you give yourself full permission to relax. There’s no need for that kind relaxing TLC to belong just at the spa. Pamper yourself with a mini-spa session at home. Scrub away the work day with this coconut sea salt and soothe tired skin with the coconut moisturizer.
Sleep Away Stress: Tony Little Micropedic Body Pillow by HoMedics Item: 950-849
A lack of sleep can be cause of stress and a symptom of it. Ease your way into slumber with micropedic body pillow. It forms into your own personalized sleep dreamy cushiness. It’ll keep you in a comfy and supported position to keep you from tossing and turning in bed. We all know how revitalizing a good night’s sleep can be, so make sure you’re doing everything you can to get one.
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