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Happiness is an inside job. If your New Year’s resolution is to improve your mental health and overall well-being, we’ve rounded up a selection of items to help you stay motivated and balanced throughout 2024 and beyond.
From journals and books, to body and skincare items and meditation affirmations, we searched through Amazon’s list of bestsellers, new releases and sale items to find the 12 best self-care items to help you wind down and relieve stress in the new year, no matter where you are.
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90 days of self-care! The Clever Fox Self-Care Journal is a three-month journal filled with “prompts, open-ended questions, wellness trackers” and other tools to improve your mental health and well being. Working on healing your inner-child? Get the shadow work journal.
Bad habits are hard to break, but not impossible. James Clear’s Atomic Habits topped Amazon’s bestselling self-help books this week, despite being released in 2018. The book offers strategies to build good habits and break bad ones.
Affirmations can also help you visualize a more positive outlook. I Hope This Helps features a collection of “curated quotes, poems and indelible messages.” The book is split into three sections: Life, Healing and Growing.
Listening to music can also help relieve stress and therefore boost your mood. If you’re in need of a new pair of headphones or earbuds to help you block out the outside world, read our roundup of the best over-ear headphones for music lovers.
From mental wellness to skincare. Don’t be surprised if you end up “crushing” on this cult-favorite skincare product. Kopari’s Exfoliating Crush Scrub is packed with natural exfoliants like brown sugar, along with fine Tahitian coconut shells (to smooth the skin) and organic coconut oil to soften and nourish the skin. You can find this best-selling scrub at Kopari.com and major retailers such as Ulta, Amazon, Revolve and Nordstrom.
Incorporating self-care products doesn’t have to break the bank. Ice rollers are designed to cool and relax the skin. This particular facial massager scored 4.4 stars at Amazon. Not interested in an ice roller? Check out the YouthLab radiance roller ($29.99).
Whether you use cucumber slices or under-eye patches, the skin under your eyes requires special care. Brightening creams, retinols, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C serums help hydrate the skin to reduce the appearance of dark circles while promoting healthier, brighter skin. Under-eye patches work similarly in de-puffing and helping to lighten dark circles, and they’re usually pretty relaxing. Kick up feet your, pop on your eye patches and chill for a few minutes — but don’t wear them longer than the suggested usage.
A perfectly useful addition to your beauty routine! These terry cloth headbands will keep your hair in place while you focus on skincare or applying makeup.
You might not consider a scalp massager a self-care item but it definitely qualifies! This shampoo brush cleans and massages your scalp and naturally enhances blood circulation — which can stimulate hair growth. The scalp massager is designed for different hair types and available in several colors including purple, pink, green, black and blue.
Aromatherapy is a quick way to help you relax! This essential oil diffuser features seven different LED light colors and multiple mist nebulizer modes. Another portable diffuser at an affordable price, the NEOM Well Being Pod Mini Essential Oil Diffuser, which features three intensity settings that deliver an intermittent scent and small enough to fit in tight spaces like a car, office, bedroom or bathroom.
Relax. Rest. Focus. Turn your shower into a mini spa with these aromatherapy shower steamers. The set includes eucalyptus, lavender, mint, rose, grapefruit, watermelon, citrus, bergamot.
Nothing says self-care like mindfulness. If you’re ready to take a step beyond positive affirmations, these Meditation Cards feature 100 mindfulness exercises for stress management, anxiety, equanimity, calmness, self-love, wellness and more.
Slip into relaxation mode anywhere, anytime. The Renpho Eye Massager is equipped with built-in heating pads to help relax the eye, reduce eye strain, puffiness and dry eyes. The heating pads provide a temperature between 104-107 degrees.
Soaking your feet is one of the best parts of a pedicure, so why not bring that feeling home? The Bubble Mate Foot Spa has heated water jets to message your feet, plus you can add essential oils or a scented foot scrub to get even more relaxed.