8 Products that Will Help You Practice Mindfulness Every Day

published Jan 29, 2020
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Between long work days, family responsibilities, and trying to keep up with a social life, it can be a challenge to set aside even a few minutes a day to yourself. We’re here to tell you that it’s not an impossible task, as long as you have the motivation, the right tools, and 5-10 minutes. While you certainly don’t need any products to practice mindfulness, investing in a guided journal or meditation equipment could make the habit easier. It’s up to you—which is the real point of mindfulness, after all. We rounded up our favorite tools you can use daily to be a little more mindful (and while you’re at it, we wrote about how design can be used to promote mindfulness in your own home).

Riley Reflections + Intentions Journal

If you’re someone who can’t live without a day planner, you’ll love this journal. Instead of tracking meetings and appointments, it records daily reflections, moments, moods, and goals. It’s a quick and easy way to practice mindfulness both at the beginning and end of your day.

Buy: Riley Reflections + Intentions Journal, $18 from Anthropologie

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Pinch Me Therapy Dough

Sometimes the best way to calm your mind is to keep your hands occupied. Squeeze and shape this therapy dough when you’re feeling stressed—not only is it relaxing to play with, but it’s scented so you’ll get those aromatherapy benefits too. It’s reusable, compact, and available in six different scents.

Buy: Pinch Me Therapy Dough, $25 from The Grommet

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Wellness Planner – Issue 1

Wellness is a general term for a lot of different things, so if you have a couple different goals that fall under that category it’s good to keep them organized. This planner from ban.do is full of info and advice on everything from nutrition, exercise, and mental health. There are pages for goal planning, activity logs, and more (plus plenty of stickers). Ready for more? The brand recently released Issue 2, as well as a workbook to help you hit those goals.

Buy: Wellness Planner – Issue 1, $30 from ban.do

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Brentwood Home Crystal Cove Meditation Cushion

Ready to set aside time to actually try meditating? Lying in bed or sitting on a chair will do, but if you want create a separate meditation space, then this cushion is the way to go. Useful even if you just want a comfy spot to sit on and relax, it has a washable cover and removable fill so you can get the feel just right.

Buy: Brentwood Home Crystal Cove Meditation Cushion, $72.83 from Amazon

52 Lists for Calm Journal

I actually gave this journal to my mom a few years ago, and I still think it’s a great gift idea (also I’m a Virgo and I simply love making lists). It stands out because it’s a guided journal that helps you figure out what works best for you, with prompts that make you evaluate your life and personality. Wellness is not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing!

Buy: 52 Lists for Calm Journal, $16.95 from Anthropologie

Mindfulness Cards

These mindfulness cards are definitely a little cheesy, but I kind of love them. Perfect for gifting, the deck is divided into four categories: Rest & Balance, Insight & Awareness, Curiosity & Joy, and Kindness. Draw one card every day to set an intention, and train yourself to be a little more mindful.

Buy: Mindfulness Cards, $16.95 from Anthropologie

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Bed of Nails Acupressure Mat

Want to set aside time for yourself but don’t have the bandwidth to exercise daily or take advantage of massage or spa services? Consider this acupressure mat, which can be used at home to relieve back pain, neck pain, arthritis aches and pains, insomnia, and more. There’s also a matching pillow if you really want to treat yourself.

Buy: Bed of Nails Acupressure Mat, $79.95 from Amazon

The Five-Minute Journal By Intelligent Change

If you’re trying to get into journaling but have trouble sticking with a routine, start small with the Five-Minute Journal. Each day features short prompts that only require a sentence or two to fill, with a focus on cultivating gratitude and keeping negativity at bay. If you like this method, Urban also sells the One Question a Day book.

Buy: The Five-Minute Journal By Intelligent Change, $24.95 from Urban Outfitters