Remember to stay cozy and comfortable
Though donning a brand new extra-cozy sweatsuit can do wonders to keep you feeling pretty chill, it’s safe to say everyone could probably use a nice long hug right now. And while that’s a big no-no at the moment on account of the importance of social distancing, you can at least mimic the feeling of being hugged with a weighted blanket.
Joy Rains, wellness expert and host of the podcast Mindful 180, considers her weighted blanket her favorite self-care tool (besides a morning meditation routine). “When I sleep with it covering me, I feel as I've being hugged and comforted all night long. I imagine it's how an infant might feel when they're wrapped in a receiving blanket,” she said. Gravity Blankets makes some of the best (they’re essentially quilted comforters with noiseless, odorless glass beads equally distributed in each compartment), and it’s recommended that you get one that’s roughly 10% your body weight.
Another one of our favorite ways to get a quick dose of full-body stress relief is by using one of these spider-like scalp massagers. They look absurd, sure, but keep one at your desk or in your bedroom and set a reminder to use it throughout the day for a few minutes.