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Top 10 Emotional Wellness Buys

Updated: Dec 24, 2022

Make 2023 a year devoted to self-care. In addition to therapy and/or medication management, here are some things you can buy online (make it a Christmas present!) to help boost your mood:

1. Weighted blanket - Look forward to sleeping! Weighted blankets are tremendously soothing, and have been shown to be helpful for individuals struggling with insomnia.

2. Blackout curtains - If dealing with insomnia and/or fatigue, consider installing blackout curtains to maximize sleep quality.

3. Sunrise alarm clock - Rather than wake up to a blaring alarm clock, try out a sunrise alarm clock to ease into your day. Establishing a regular morning rise time is an essential component of combating insomnia.

4. Happy light - Whether you're struggling with seasonal depression or feeling burnt out with these shorter days, bright light therapy can be helpful to enhance your mood. Refer to last year's article for step-by-step instructions.

5. Scalp massager - They're dirt cheap and feel wonderful. Grounding techniques are an excellent way to cope with day to day anxiety, and feeling the texture of a massager on your scalp is just one approach.

6. When dealing with overwhelming worries, feeling stress sand between your fingers can help bring you back into the moment.

7. Headspace or Calm apps for your phone or computer provide guided meditations and introduce users to skillsets to help build their coping skill repertoire .

8. Diffusers with calming fragrances like lavender can be used on a regular basis, and studies have consistently recommended aromatherapy as complementary treatment for anxiety disorders.

9. Noonday Demon and The Upside of Stress are two great reads, even if you're immersed in the fog of a depressive episode. Both authors avoid medical jargon and both authors have personally struggled with mental illness.

10. Adult coloring books are an easy way to unwind and one of many things you can try during a panic attack. Instagram has some fun tutorials as well here and here.

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