My Five Favorite Relaxation Essentials


As the pandemic wears on, we are reminded to take care of ourselves and choose joy often. For me, self-care boils down to rest and relaxation. Here are my five favorite relaxation essentials.

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Reincarnation Tea

From my hometown of Aurora, CO the folks at Reincarnation Tea provide herbal teas that promote wellness and help me wind down every night. They are all amazing, but my favorite is the holy elder with tons of antioxidants to boost your immune system. As summer is upon us, these teas are also great iced. If you are not sure what blend to get, try their starter kit, it even comes with a brewing ball for those that are new loose teas.

Kindle Paperwhite

What better way to clear your mind than to read. I love my Kindle Paperwhite for many reasons. With this relaxation essential, I have the world of books at my fingertips. Also, as an Amazon Prime member, I get Kindle First reads at the beginning of each month, which provides one free book to add to my library. A good read and a steaming hot cup of Reincarnation Tea, I am well on my way to a night of relaxation and self-care.

Stillman & Birn Sketchbook (Journal)

Over the past several months I have gotten into art journaling. This is a great way to clear my mind from the day’s events. Whether you are good at art or not, you can bullet list your things to do, or things accomplished, or both. This allows me to clear my mind from the worry that I am forgetting something. It is also is a great way to be creative without judgment. This is my favorite journal because it has thick pages and the spiral binding is better if I decide to paint the pages.

SUMITU Hypoallergenic Soft Hotel Collection Gel Pillows

In my opinion, quality pillows are another one of my relaxation essentials that can’t be overlooked. It can’t be too hot, too flat, or too puffy. It must have good support without being too hard. And all the pillow choices can feel extremely overwhelming. I found this pillow set on Amazon, and it is rated 5 stars with over 18,000 reviews. And they weren’t lying. These are by far the best pillows I have ever had, and they are under $40 for a set of two. If you decide to buy them, just note it takes up to 2 hours for them to “fluff” up after you open the box. Don’t fret if your pillows looked smashed when they arrive, that is normal.

Mellanni Bed Sheet Set

Along the same lines as the pillows. Good sheets are mandatory for ultimate relaxation. My favorite sheets are under $40 for a king set on Amazon and are also rate five stars with over 200,000 reviews. They are soft, silky, and cool. I love crawling into bed each night with these gems.

What are your favorite relaxation essentials?