10 Ways to Wind Down

10 Ways to Wind Down

We’re all about finding ways to stay relaxed and calm these days, and we can imagine you might be feeling the same. Focusing on mental health is just as important as physical health, especially in trying times, so we’ve been trying different techniques to help soothe our minds. Today, we’re sharing 10 ways our editors wind down, in the hopes that maybe these tips can help you with a new self-care routine too. From setting screen-time limits to the best device for a quick at-home massage, keep scrolling for our favorites…

Set Screen Time Limits

“I’ve been setting screen time limits and reminders on my phone so that I can give myself a mental break before I turn in for the night. Whenever the reminders pop up, I know that it’s time to put down my phone and pick up a book or make a cup of tea.” – Jessi, Senior Editor

10 Ways to Wind Down


“I’ve been winding down with meditations on the Insight Timer app. I listen to this Yoga Nidra meditation from Hilary Jackendoff every night to fall asleep, or if I’m feeling anxious, I listen to meditations from Kate James and Tomek Wyczesany.” – Rachel, Managing Editor

10 Ways to Wind Down

Apply a Few Beauty Masks

“There’s nothing like settling in with a face mask after a long day. I love to put one on after I shower, and then listen to my favorite album of the moment. KNC Beauty has really great products like their lip mask, eye mask, and lip scrub, which are perfect to add to your selfcare routine.” – Kyrena, Editorial Assistant

9 Ways to Wind Down

Theragun Mini, $199

Have an At-Home Massage

“If you’ve been looking for a way to release any muscle soreness or tension, especially if you can’t get a real massage right now, consider investing in a Theragun mini. I invested in one, and I’m so happy I did. It’s helped so much with pain relief.” – Ilana, Managing Editor

9 Ways to Wind Down

ESARORA Ice Roller, $22


“I’ve been ice-rolling my face every morning with this ESARORA Ice Roller! It’s great for de-puffing my face in the morning if I didn’t get a restful night of sleep, but it’s also just relaxing to do any time of day.” – Tessa, Associate Editor

9 Ways to Wind Down

Brooklyn Tea Cucumber Melon Green Tea, from $6

Make Your Favorite Tea

“I absolutely love herbal teas. Who doesn’t? They’re so soothing and relaxing, no matter what time of day I drink them. Just the act of brewing some feels so calming to me. Brooklyn Tea is a Black-owned business that has really great tea options that are high-quality, organic, and fair trade.” – Rachel, Managing Editor

9 Ways to Wind Down

Drink Hot Lemon Water

“I’ve been drinking hot lemon water every day. It helps protect the immune system, detoxes, promotes healthy digestion, and reduces muscle and joint pain {Edison Institute}. It’s a nice and relaxing way to cleanse a stressed body from the inside out!” – Tessa, Associate Editor

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Equilibria Daily Drops, from $35

Try CBD Drops

“Another great way to wind down? CBD drops. I’ve been using these Equilibria Daily Drops before bed and they work wonders for a good night’s sleep.” – Ilana, Managing Editor

Ardor Bin Eucalyptus Rain Candle, $42
Remedium Nectarine, Peony & Sandalwood Candle, $35
The Little Market Gardenia Candle, $36

Light All of Your Candles

It sounds simple, but nothing sets a relaxing ambience like a few candles. I love to light all of the ones in my room while I’m writing, watching a show, or reading a book. I love the soothing and cozy atmosphere that comes with it. Ardor Bin, Remedium, and The Little Market are some of my favorite brands to splurge on.” – Kyrena, Editorial Assistant

10 Ways to Wind Down

Try Gardening

“I have been spending a little time each day in the vegetable garden we planted a few months ago.  It’s been nice to set aside a few minutes to put away my phone and be by myself to clear my mind.  Also, we have been enjoying a lot of freshly picked veggies on our plates.” – Lauren

How have you been winding down each day?

Let us know in the comments below.

XO Team LC

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