10 items to buy if your covid anxiety is back in full swing

Posted: 23 March 2020 11:56 am

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I'm covid stressed and turning to retail therapy to cope so join me and my bank account on this wild ride.

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us a feeling the stress.

Whether you're self-isolating or just need a moment to cool down, the current climate is anxiety-inducing and I'm going to cope the best way I know how. Online Shopping.

So join me as I share my top recommendations to help cope during this wild time.

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1.Face mask

My top pick: ZitSticka Press Refresh Sheet Mask ($49) – SHOP NOW

Step 1 in any self-care routine is without a doubt a stunning face mask. Whatever your skin type, I recommend getting one that takes a little time to cook.

Sad? Face mask. Got dumped? Face mask. Covid sending you into an anxious spiral? Face mask.

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2. Candle

My top pick: Ecoya Blood Orange Candle ($29.95) – SHOP NOW

Nothing says 'everything is fine' like lighting a candle.

It's an actual scientific fact that a candle fixes all your life problems. I promise.

If you already have a candle, buy another, buy 5, buy 20 – it's one of the most important essentials.

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3. Coffee maker

My top pick: Nespresso by Delonghi Inissia Capsule Coffee Maker ($199) – SHOP NOW

If you're like me, you simply cannot survive without your obnoxiously large iced coffee.

Up until this point, I also didn't own a coffee machine so if you are not prepared then it's time we GET prepared. The other pro of this purchase is that you can make espresso martinis at home and okay fine, that's the real reason why I'm buying a coffee maker.

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4. Vibrator

My top pick: Womanizer x LoveHoney Pro40 ($149) –

Speaks for itself. Self-love is self-care, baby.

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5. Book

My top pick: The Success Experiment - Lillian Ahenkan ($26.95) –

Written by media mogul and all-around icon, Flex Mami, The Success Experiment is the perfect book to take your mind of the real world while also staying motivated.

This book is a best-seller and honestly, whenever Flex has something to say you best believe I'm there with a pen and pad furiously taking notes.

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6. Bathrobe

My top pick: Sheridan quick-dry unisex bathrobe ($130) – SHOP NOW

Stay inside and in your bathrobe for the whole day. You have my full permission.

If you don't have one, well then, the time is nigh to get your hands on one. You will not regret it.

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7. Journal

My top pick: The 5 Minute Journal ($38.99) – SHOP NOW

If you're like me, the current climate is making you feel pretty damn anxious 🙃

It's easy to get warped into a stress whirlpool so ground yourself by throwing all those emotions into a journal.

You can write a list of all the benefits of staying at home or the things you want to do. Whether you have 10 minutes or an hour, journaling is a great way to help any anxiety you're feeling during god damn covid.

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8. Gym mat

My top pick: Adidas 7mm Fitness Mat ($39.99) – SHOP NOW

Exercising is not just good physically but emotionally too and we could all use some good endorphins.

Get yourself a gym mat and look up some at-home online fitness routines. There's a wide range online and a vast majority offer free trials so you can give them a red hot go before you commit.

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9. Bath salts

My top pick: Frank Body In Your Dreams Sleep & Scrub Soak ($18.95) – SHOP NOW

I am one of the very sad, unlucky and robbed human beings that does not have a bath in their apartment but if you do PLEASE USE IT. Do it for me.

There is nothing in this world more relaxing than a warm, luxurious bath. Throw in a glass of wine and you're living the good life.

Bath salts can also help ramp up the serenity and melt away any tension in your muscles from all those home workouts you've been doing.

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10. Jigsaw puzzle

My top pick: Ravensburger Disney Moments Lion King 1994 Puzzle ($47.95) – SHOP NOW

I have literally always wanted to do one of these obnoxiously large puzzles but never had the time. Well, party people, let's rock with some puzzles.

It's a fun activity that will get your brain juices flowing and give you a cute lil' achievement by the end of it. It's also a really good distraction and one you can join in on with the housemates.

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