16 THINGS TO HELP YOU DE-STRESS AND RELAX
[THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK]
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Is fake news, real news, or other challenges stressing you out?
Need a little gift-giving inspiration or want to be good to yourself?
Stress can physically wreak havoc on you. I know it gets scary when your body starts breaking down. These items were helpful for me when I was litigating, as a pro se defamation plaintiff, when, according to the WSJ and Reuters, judicial misconduct was going on — and taking lots of nature walks. Maybe they will be helpful for you too.
EXERCISE | MASSAGE | PAIN RELIEF
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1. Stability Ball Workout
Great for exercising, but also a huge help to stretch out your back. You might want to lie on it backside down and let the weight of your head do its thing. Release that stress! >> Get your Stability Ball now.
2. Vibration Plate Exercise Machine
If you are stiff from being in front of a computer looking up case law in multiple jurisdictions, the vibrations of this exercise machine help to loosen you up. Crank up some music and give it a go. >> Get your Vibration Plate Exercise Machine now.
3. Shiatsu Massage Seat Cushion
The benefits are self-explanatory. Sit back, enjoy and relax. Consider listening to beautiful classical music or nature sounds, and chill. >> Get your Shiatsu Massage Seat Cushion now.
4. Cervical Neck Traction Device
Neck decompression is helpful after hours in front of the computer looking up case law. I like to use it about half an hour before bed because you might get sleepy as the tension pours out. >> Buy Cervical Neck Traction Device
5. Stability Balance Disc
You can stand on this disc, sit on it, or lean against it in your chair to help relieve pain and tension. It hits pressure points. My favorite is standing on it and wiggling around. After a few seconds you will start to feel better >> Buy Stability Balance Disc
6. Foot Massager Roller
This is an inexpensive way to relieve stress, and it’s small enough to take when you travel. The roller helps knock out kinks. Give it a go. > Click & scroll down to see a foot reflexology chart. >> Buy Foot Massager Roller
7. Unisex Posture Corrector
Sometimes people don’t realize how stressed out and hunched over they are until they try on a posture support … whoa… >> Buy Unisex Posture Corrector
8. Yoga Mat Non Slip
If you’ve never done yoga, and don’t know the healing benefits, there are excellent yoga instructors on YouTube to get you started. >> Buy Yoga Mat
9. Cork Yoga Blocks
Blocks can help you improve yoga stretches and hold some of them longer. 100% Echo-friendly cork >> Buy Cork Yoga Blocks
10. Cork Yoga Mat
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11. Lululemon Yoga Pants
Super comfortable. Get two pairs. You’ll be glad you did. They last a long time. >> Buy Lululemon Yoga Pants
12. Bath Bombs
Who doesn’t like a relaxing bath to help unwind and de-stress? These are handmade bubble bath bombs infused with natural essential oils. The aromatherapy is divine. Be good to yourself and treat others. >> Buy Bath Bombs
13. Tibetan Singing Bowl Set
The healing benefits of sound… Sit back, relax and enjoy! So very peaceful. >> Buy Tibetan Singing Bowl Set
14. Aromatherapy Diffuser Set
If you want to learn about the healing benefits of aromatherapy read Aromatherapy Uses and Benefits from Healthline. >> Buy Aromatherapy Diffuser Set
15. Essential Oils Gift Set
Click the image to learn more and/or buy. Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, oh my. >> Essential Oils Gift Set
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Comfy and practical things for the save-democracy times we are in.
It’s time for a musical interlude. I mean, really, when isn’t it a good time for a music break? I’m gonna take a walk down memory lane to the 1980s. Do you want to come?
If the answer is “yes” enjoy Howard Jones’ “Things can only get better.” > Official website.
If you are going through a tough time, hold on, and don’t give up, there’s help.
Chronic and mismanaged stress may lead to depression.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HOME to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.
If you need help in Canada, please call 1-833-456-4566 for the Canada Suicide Prevention Service.
For Military Veterans Canada and USA, please call 1-800-273-8255 Press 2 for Spanish. For help around the world, please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.
Are you in an abusive relationship? There is help. Please reach out. You are not alone
If you are in an abusive relationship in the United States please reach out to the national domestic violence hotline. Recognizing abuse is the first step.
If you are in Canada, please go to The Assaulted Women’s Helpline if you are in Ontario and to Domestic Abuse Help in Canada if you are in other provinces and territories. Thank you.