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6 Ways To Boost Your Mental Health

Posted by Adam Lambert on

Today, more than ever, it feels that stress is creeping into every aspect of our lives. From our work, to our home, to our relationships, the feeling of being overwhelmed always has the potential to take hold. And though feeling stressed may seem inevitable at times, we have a few tips on helping the calm close and decompress your stress. Below we’ve listed the six things we’re doing to help boost our mental health.

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1. EXPRESS YOUR EMOTIONS

For us, one of the contributing factors of stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed. When it feels like everything is piling up and there’s waaaay more to do than time to do it, that’s when stress comes in. One of our favorite tactics for keeping the calm close is putting pen to paper and letting it all out on the page. If you’ve ever followed the Artist's Way, you’ll know about the benefits of Morning Pages to clear out mental clutter and start your day fresh. 

For all our writing needs we’re using our journal from The Scribes. Rather than another digital system to keep our tasks and to-do’s in check, The Scribes keeps our eyes off a screen and our minds on ourselves. Plus, you can write with less stress knowing each The Scribes donates a journal to classrooms in need for every journal they sell. It’s a soul-soothing way to add power to your pages.

 

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Through their Scribes for Students initiative, The Scribes works directly with teachers and nonprofits to donate a journal for every journal they sell. Since 2019, The Scribes has donated over 10,000 notebooks to children in desperate need of writing materials.

 

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2. MAKE ME TIME

Another way we’ve noticed the stress building up is when we feel like it’s been too long since we’ve taken time for ourselves. It’s natural to want to help make the lives of the people around you better whenever you can. But when your me-time is taken over by the time you’re dedicating to everyone else, it’s time for a relaxation regiment.

There’s no better way to decompress the stress than a luxurious bath infused with Musee bath bombs. Handcrafted with natural, organic ingredients, Musee creates bath products designed to deliver the restorative experience only a bath can create. Knowing that Musee products are created by a workforce of vulnerable women in their local community, helps relieving the stress even more

 

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Dedicated to the development of their local community, Musee’s workforce is made up of women in recovery, people with disabilities, and others who have lived in chronic poverty, creating economic opportunities and stability for people around them.  

 

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3. SET YOUR SCENE

Stress affects all our senses. When you're stressed out, it can bring negativity into everything from what you hear to what you taste. To help knock out the negativity, we keep a fresh cycle of scents in our home. New aromas in the home can rearrange our outlook and help mitigate the monotony of the everyday.

We’re using candles from Ranger Station as fall approaches because their scents unleash a flurry of fall vibes when lit. Add in that their repurposable candle votives have a second life as a cocktail glass, and these scents and spirits creations might be just the shift you need to shake off the stress.

 

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With locally produced products using glassware votives sourced throughout the U.S., Ranger Station creates repurposable candles votives that encourage thoughtful consumption and help create a life with less waste.

 

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4. FIND YOUR COMFORT

When it comes to finding comfort, few things level-set our mood levels better than wrapping ourselves up in our favorite blanket. When our stress levels begin to rise, having our blanket close at hand, ready to surround us in comfort and reassurance drops that negative energy fast. Whether it’s to create another binge session or catch up on the latest bestseller, being snuggled up in a blanket brings good vibes.

To double the vibes, we’re using our blankets from Sackcloth & Ashes. With a gorgeous, natural aesthetic, these blankets blend perfectly with any interior design. The fact that Sackcloth & Ashes donate a blanket to a local homeless shelter for every blanket they sell, only makes the comfort more rewarding.

 

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In an effort to aid homeless shelters across America, for every purchase of one of their blankets, Sackcloth & Ashes donates another to a local homeless shelter. Through their campaign, Blanket the United States, they aim to donate over one million blankets to homeless shelters by 2024.

 

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5. CREATE YOUR CALM

But first...you know. When actively working to suppress the stress, one of the first things you should do is get a soothing sip of something warm from your favorite mug. The feelings of familiarity always realign our thinking and bring us back to center. Whether coffee or tea, few things mellow the mind or balance the body better than that warm wave of reassurance when sipping from your favorite mug.

When we need a sip of serenity we’re reaching for our favorite “be the change” mug from MudLOVE. The feel of a handcrafted mug, adorned with inspirational messages reminds us to keep what’s important at the front of our minds. And with one week of clean water being donated to communities around the world for every MudLOVE product sold, you can relax knowing your sips are helping save the world.

 

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Committed to developing communities around the world, MudLOVE donates one week of clean, life-saving water for every product sold. To date, MudLOVE has ensured that over one million weeks of clean water have been donated to communities in need.

 

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6. GIVE YOURSELF TO A GIFT

Did you really think we’d make a list about how to decompress and not include chocolate? Chocolate has been shown to be an excellent way to reduce stress (did we need any confirmation?) and help balance your overall mood.

But beware, not all chocolate is created equal. For the ultimate decadent dream, it has to be Xocolatl. The rich bitterness of Xocolatl’s natural chocolate, sourced from a variety of indigenous locations around the world, delivers a decadent treat to every taste bud. With organic ingredients blended with pure, natural flavors, Xocolatl provides the perfect escape from daily stress.

 

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By only using raw, indigenous-origin cacao that is sourced directly through individual farmers and cooperatives, Xocolatl is ensuring employment opportunities in local economies and increasing environmental stability across the planet.

 

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