This post is all about anxiety comfort items.
The best thing about becoming an adult is buying yourself the stuff you never got as a kid or never knew you needed. Now, you get to find something fun and quirky and realize you’re old enough to buy it for yourself.
Inevitably, some of the purchases will be a waste of money because you’ll use them all of one time then never go back. But, that’s part of the journey! So, let’s dive into some anxiety comfort items you can get for yourself and for your inner child.
This post will give you a list of items that will help calm and comfort you as you deal with anxiety and work on improving your mental health. Have fun and keep the judgment away for the time being. (Also, if you’re stressing over finances, check this out.)
This post is all about anxiety comfort items.
ANXIETY COMFORT ITEMS:
We can’t start a conversation about anxiety comfort items without talking blankets. A weighted blanket comforts the inner child that’s probably pretty stressed by giving you that tight hug.
Whether you’re squeezing a quick anxiety nap into your day or looking for ways to improve your sleep, this weighted blanket will make you sleep better and feel comforted along the way.
Plus, it’s fun just to have when you’re watching a movie or TV show!
A fluffy blanket is the best option if a weighted blanket isn’t your vibe. When you’re more focused on a blanket so plush you feel like you’re floating, look no further.
This blanket delivers comfort without compromising on warmth. So, roll up into this fluffy blanket and forget the rest of the world exists while you work on feeling less anxious—you deserve to feel good!
And, let’s be honest, when we’re not hydrated, our bodies aren’t happy. When our bodies aren’t happy, neither are our brains even if the connection isn’t obvious. It’s like getting hangry when you need to eat: your body is sending your brain a message in the most direct way possible.
Even though, yes, that message isn’t always clear when you’re dazed because you’re dehydrated or angry because you need food. That’s where this water bottle comes in.
4. Yoga mat
Sometimes anxiety is sucking you so deep into that downward spiral that movement is basically the last thing you want to be doing. Those cases are probably when you need it the most.
Anxiety pumps your body and brain full of nervous energy, which has got your mind spiraling. So, when you exercise, you can put that nervous energy into something productive and mindless.
While you won’t necessarily stop fixating on something, you’ll put that energy to work and spread it out over exercise and fixations. That way you can work the energy out of your system faster and focus on the healing that needs to happen.
Shower steamers are such a quick, easy thing to get and add into your routine that they almost seem pointless. But, the first time you shower with eucalyptus in the air, you’ll be a changed person.
No, eucalyptus won’t change your life and neither will shower steamers. However, when you’re dealing with anxiety, the big comfort is getting out of your head and pulling your focus away from the thoughts that are spiraling out of control.
There’s no worse place for that to happen than in the shower because you have no other stimulation. So, that’s when you take out your steamer and give your senses something to focus on.
6. Bath caddy
Gather your coffee, wine, book, or tablet, and go run a bath. Choose some “you” time by leaving behind the world and be intentional about giving yourself a break.
Everything in the world seems to want our attention, so it’s easy to forget that we have control over where our attention goes. Whether we’re anxious or not, we want to make it clear to ourselves that we matter, first and foremost.
We can’t lose our focus on ourselves because we deserve to settle into our bodies and quiet anxious thoughts. That’s why we’ll take a bath with our new bath caddy.
7. Candles (Foton)
Candles immediately change the feel of a room. When they’re scented, they can even change the physical reality of being in a room. The room is glowing and smells different.
Essentially, candles put on a show for our senses and can put us at ease by changing up the environment. The best way to really feel these effects are by lighting candles at night and turning off the lights.
For those of you who like candles but hate the upkeep, you should look into this new form of candle that’s eco-friendly and flexible.
8. Egg chair
These chairs can block out the world so you’re brought back to you and whatever has your attention at the moment. Try using them for meditation, focusing on nature, or reading.
No matter how you use them, you’ll feel the benefit of being protected and comforting your inner child with this anxiety comfort item.
Menstrual cramps, back pain, or not, you’ll want this. In this day and age, more people than ever are sitting in desk chairs and their backs are paying for it.
Like with a lot of things, this is worsened by anxiety. When you’re sitting at your desk and stressed out about your next deadline or how much your job sucks out your soul, it takes a toll on your physical health.
This massager will do the work to bring you comfort when you’re too stressed about your job to do it for yourself (you should still challenge yourself to make time for it!).
Let’s be happy and let’s give ourselves permission to be happy with this incredible keyboard that is all shades of beauty with the functionality to back it up.
The more time we spend online and typing, the more we deserve a keyboard that does more than the basics. We deserve color and joy in every aspect of our lives. Plus, the clicky-clack of a keyboard is music—there’s also a quiet option if you don’t think so.
11. Air plant
There’s a basic joy to having something living in your home aside from humans. Dogs and cats and birds and other pets are so amazing to have around the house, but they come with a lot of strings attached.
That’s why we have the option for air plants. They’re pretty indestructible and decorative. Give them a soak once or twice a week and they’re good to go.
You’re welcome to take this and run with it with some houseplants or succulents, but take care of your mental health and know yourself. Be honest about how much it’ll hurt if one dies and put your mental health first since this is about anxiety comfort items.
12. Indoor garden
You don’t know comfort and satisfaction and pride until you successfully grow food or herbs that you use in cooking. This is difficult when you live in a small space without access to a balcony or some outdoor area for planting.
But, there is a solution! You can get an indoor garden that is made for your situation and goals. Of course, be aware that plants take time and they can die, so do what’s best for you.
Indoor gardens are a great way to give you an extra bit of comfort in your day while also benefitting your body and wallet (when you don’t need to buy basil every time you go to the store.)