Anxiety is a very common problem among people of all ages and demographics. It can create some serious problems such as being disruptive, causing or worsening depression, alienating the people that suffer or the ones they love. It can also be a problem that many judge too harshly. People who do not suffer from anxiety sometimes have a difficult time relating to those who do. With the shopping season around the corner, here are a couple of gifts that could truly benefit someone with anxiety. More important than the gift, recognizing and validating their anxiety may mean the world to them.
Fidget Ring – Fidgeting has actually been proven to have a calming effect on those who suffer from anxiety. However, finding ways to do this that are both comforting and subtle – without being too disruptive, can be difficult. Fidget jewelry is designed with exactly this in mind. It is a discreet way of keeping your hands busy to self soothe and improve your focus. There are all different types to find the style and type you like.
Aromatherapy Necklace – These necklaces are exactly what they sound like and are an interesting way to combine relaxation and fashion. Some are designed with one relaxing scent, while others come with the capability to fill them with whatever smell you like so if you are buying one for someone you love, it will allow them to customize it, themselves.
Yoga Classes – Getting someone a set of yoga classes (or even just one class) can open them up to the concept, altogether. They may find that they sincerely enjoy it and want to start making it a regular part of their week. Opt for passes that allow a little flexibility so they can choose the best times, skill level, and type.
Buddha Board – This product is sort of a Zen Garden Etch-a-Sketch combo. It is an incredibly simple way to relax consisting of just three components: a piece of smooth stone, a paintbrush, and a little water. The idea is to paint temporary images onto the stone using only water and believe it or not, it is actually ridiculously meditative.
Stress Ball – Ok, this one has be done over and over again. However, try thinking out of the box – like the stress ball in this link. This one is scented which can make it even more relaxing. It also shies away from your run-of-the-mill rubbery foam. This one is made of soft wool that can feel even better. Shop around for one that is slightly more interesting and personal.
Adult Coloring Book – You may have heard about this trend already. Craft stores are suddenly showcasing huge displays of coloring books. But these are not your average Disney Princess Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Take a closer look and these coloring books are filled with intricate designs. This is the adult coloring book movement and it has gained so much popularity because adults are enjoying them so much. Men and women, alike, are finding them to be extremely relaxing. They have even been rated as second most therapeutic thing one can do without actually going to therapy. They come in an assortment of different types and themes. Don’t forget to pick up a pack of colored pencils to go with them.