Achea’s Favorite Things: 7 Products to Help Combat Stress and Anxiety

It’s no secret I’ve been struggling with anxiety for years. But in 2016, my life changed forever when I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD (you can read about my journey here). Ever since, I’ve been on a mission to share my story in the hopes it will inspire someone else to get the help they need.

In addition to talking with loved ones and a trained therapist as a form of healing, I’ve spent the past few years testing out different products to help me cope with the anxiety and stress I feel on a daily basis—especially when my therapy appointment isn’t for another week or if my family isn’t around at the moment.

True, a person’s way of coping may look different from the person sitting next to them. That’s why I’ve rounded up 7 different trending products that have been shown to lower stress and anxiety on a daily basis. Take a look and see which one sparks your interest…

1. Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket

Price: $129.00

Why I Love It: It mimics someone giving you a hug!

How It Works: It applies an even amount of pressure over your body to help the production of serotonin and melatonin.

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2. Plus CBD Oil Spray

Price: $22.95

Why I Love It: CBD Oil is great for instant relaxation without those annoying psychoactive effects.

How It Works: All you need is one spritz of mist! Made from agricultural hemp-derived CBD Oil, this spray delivers cannabinoids, vitamin E and fatty acids. It also comes in three flavors: peppermint, cafe mocha or unflavored.

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3. Color Yourself Happy Coloring Book

Price: $11.69

Why I Love It: Coloring books just focus you and bring your thoughts in!

How It Works: Filled with 100 positive passages to color, each page has one quote and one illustration guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Psst…science has shown that there are many health benefits to being joyful, and coloring can bring peace to an overactive mind.

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4. Crayola Ultimate Crayon Collection

Price: $12.80

Why I Love It: Includes glitter and mermaid colors (yes, really!) so you can be super creative while coloring.

How It Works: If you’re going to use a coloring book, you’ll need some crayons! Includes 152 crayons & Storage Caddy.

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5. Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender Vanilla Pillow Mist

Price: $13.50

Why I Love It: I use this pillow mist for sleep and relaxation (plus it smells wonderful!)

How It Works: The fragrances of Lavender Essential Oil & Vanilla help calm feelings of stress so you can sleep better. Simply spray this amazing mist all over your pillow before bedtime to clear your mind for your best rest yet!

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6. Premier Research Labs Melatonin-ND

Price: $9.95

Why I Love It: While I’m not a fan of the taste, this liquid gets in your bloodstream faster, which makes it work better!

How It Works: Melatonin is a hormone that tells your body when it is time to head to bed. It also helps regulate your body temperature, blood pressure and hormone levels.

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7. Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul

Price: $13.59

Why I Love It: All it takes is five minutes or less each day to change your life!

How It Works: Journey to the Heart by New York Times bestselling author, Melody Beattie, contains 365 daily meditations that inspire readers to get in touch with their creative side and discover their divine purposes in life.

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Have you tried any of these products before? If so, what did you think? Leave a comment below!


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Achea Redd

Achea Redd

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Achea Redd is a mental health advocate, author of “Be Free Be You” and founder of Real Girls F.A.R.T. — a space to empower and equip women with the necessary tools to use their voices and become their best, most authentic selves.

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