25 Amazon Products for Stress Relief During Tax Season
Yes, it’s that time again; it just keeps happening….tax season. You’ve probably asked yourself why the IRS doesn’t just tell you how much you owe (or don’t) and send you a note since they obviously know and will send you a nasty version of this note if you pay the wrong amount. But alas, until this change in tax law happens, we still have to submit unnecessarily complicated tax forms and request our refunds or pay our additional taxes each year by the middle of April. So give yourself some grace during this oh-so-stressful season and practice some serious self-care.
Drink your water, move your body, and play with your kids or niblings. Give yourself something to look forward to, like a planned outing or date with your significant other or a coffee date with a friend. Set yourself a reward, big or small, to receive after your taxes are complete. Meanwhile, indulge in a few of these 25 items for stress relief during tax season. From massagers to relaxing sounds to stress relief tea, these items are sure to set your mind right even while figuring out your taxes has you wanting to pull your hair out.
Give Yourself a Facial With a Jade Face Roller
Give yourself a relaxing at-home facial with this jade face roller and gua sha stone set. You apply light pressure while rolling and feel for points of tension to relieve stress. And, if you place your tools in the refrigerator, the cooling sensation provides an extra soothing facial massage.
Look Good and Feel Good With Gold Beauty Eye Masks
Often, feeling good is at least in part about looking good. And when you’re stressed and worn out, the bags under your eyes don’t help matters. These gold eye masks take out the puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. And some customers even report these eye masks to help with achy eyes connected with migraine headaches.
Relax With a Portable Bath Pillow
A relaxing bath can work wonders when you’re stressed, and this portable bath pillow lets you relax comfortably. The cozy pillow envelops your head, neck, and shoulders in comfort so you can sit back and enjoy your soak. It attaches securely with suction cups and dries fast due to its air mesh quilted fabric.
Relax With Tranquil Essential Oil Blend
Relieve the stress of tax time with the help of essential oils. This tranquil blend from Plant Therapy includes grapefruit, blood orange, patchouli, bergamot, and ylang ylang essential oils. It can provide quick stress relief when you need it; rub it on your temples, wrists, ear lobes, or the back of your neck.
Chill Out With Stress Relief Body Wash
While you’re taking that relaxing bath with your new body pillow, up your chances of really mellowing out by using this stress-relief body wash from Aveeno. You’ll be breathing in the relaxing scents of lavender, chamomile, and ylang ylang oils and breathing out all thoughts of the tax man.
Use Shower Steamers for Quick Relief
Bring along relaxation even when you don’t have time for a long bath with these shower steamers. Made with lavender, eucalyptus, and other essential oils for a calming scent, these shower steamers can also relieve sinus pressure. Just place the steamers on the floor of your shower, and they’ll release their scent once activated with water.
Weighted Blankets Bring Low-Tech Calm
Sometimes when you’re stressed, sleep is even more challenging to achieve. And then, when you get less sleep, you get stressed more easily. It’s a terrible cycle. Weighted blankets are a low-tech, drug-free way to help ease you off to sleep and keep you there. They can help with anxiety, calm nerves, and promote deep sleep. The gentle pressure the blanket provides triggers serotonin production, which promotes calm and improves your mood.
Relax With an Aromatherapy Pad
Warm up or freeze this aromatherapy pad and place it around your neck to release the tension in your neck, back, and shoulders while breathing in the relaxing lavender scent. It’s filled with 100% natural grains, so you can relax knowing you’re relieving your muscle tension naturally.
Sleep Smarter With the Sound Machine and Smart Sleep Assistant
If you don’t get enough sleep, you’re definitely going to feel more stressed. The Smart Sleep Assistant features a sound machine, a meditation app, and a sunrise alarm that simulates the morning sun. It also has a soft-glow reading light.
Let the Acupressure Mat Do Its Magic
It looks a little weird, but this acupressure mat massages your body’s pressure points to relax tight muscles and relieve stress. Just lie down on it and let it do its magic. You could even enjoy a relaxing acupressure massage as part of your pre-bedtime routine to prepare for sleep.