How to Get Zen Again After the Holidays

by Caroline Harris

How to Get Zen Again After the Holidays
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While it may be the merriest time of the year, it’s definitely not the most relaxing. The holidays can be hectic! From last-minute Christmas shopping to busy travel plans, the festivities can get overwhelming.


Leave your burnout blues behind, and start the new year refreshed. Self-care is key for getting a bounce back in your step. You need time to unwind. Get glowy skin with sheet masks. Cuddle up in the prettiest pajamas and statement slippers. Learn about meditation and even try some new yoga poses!


It sounds pretty basic, but try to unplug and go offline for a day or two. Take a break from social media. Catch up on sleep. Reset your thoughts by journaling about a few things you’re grateful for — this can cultivate a more positive mindset.


Everyone is different so find what relaxes you, and give yourself the time and space to focus on rejuvenating your body and mind. Add these self-care essentials to your cart now to prep for the post-holiday crash. It’s okay. We give you full permission to show yourself some love and start your 2020 in a relaxed, uplifted state of mind.



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YnM Weighted Blanket


Weighted blankets are a must for the sleep-deprived and stressed. They wrap you in a cozy cocoon that leads to deeper rest. If post-holiday jitters are keeping you up at night, invest in a top-rated weighted blanket. Fitness expert Andrea Marcellus swears by this product!

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Lululemon Radiant Jacket II


Whether you're an avid runner or a yogi, you need good gear. A splash of lilac will upgrade your outfit. This jacket is made of high-quality material that breathes with you. If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get in better shape, this jacket will help motivate you!

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Aspen Bay Capri Blue Candle


A key part of self-care is staying in and getting some much-needed rest. Candles set the mood. This one smells like tropical fruits and sugared citrus! Light this candle, and turn on some twinkling lights for an awesome ambience.

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Beauty Sleep Collection SLIP


Hello, Sleeping Beauty! This dreamy collection has 5,674 loves on Sephora, and the numbers don't lie. A silk pillowcase saves your skin from pimples and wrinkles. A luxurious eye mask leads to more restful sleep. Snooze in style!

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PJ Salvage x Sugarfina PJ Set


Express your sweet tooth in these adorable Sugarfina-inspired pajamas. The kiss print works all year long, but absolutely snuggle up in this set on Valentine's Day. Wearing these playful pajamas will have you feeling like a kid in a candy store!

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Rohan Gunatillake Mindfulness Cards


If relaxation sounds like a foreign concept, these mindfulness cards are a perfect introduction. The colorful deck includes motivational mantras and guided mindfulness exercises. Examples include "Tension is the teacher" and "See nature." These cards are an excellent way to ease into a meditation for beginners.

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Mount Lai De-Puffing Jade Roller


Jade rollers cool and soothe your skin while preventing wrinkles. The product is ideal as a quick pick-me-up for your skin. If your skin is looking a little off after the holidays, splurge on a jade roller. We love this one for its chic look and quality materials.

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Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe


Robes aren't only for after the shower! This plush robe is great for lounging around the house feeling pampered. It's so soft and snuggly, you may want to keep it on forever.

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Feel Your Best Wellness Workbook


New year, new you! Set goals, and reflect upon your year with a wellness workbook. This one includes guided prompts that encourage you to have a balanced schedule. From daily habit trackers to weekly check-ins, this workbook helps get you on track to live your best life.

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ASOS Wrap Cardigan Dress


Love pajamas and robes? Same. Sadly, it's not socially acceptable to wear them in public. That's where this cardigan dress comes in. It looks like you put in tons of effort to your outfit, but feels like you're nestled in bed.

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Gaiam Purple Lotus Yoga Mat


Yoga works wonders for your mental and physical health. Whether you're headed to a class or doing some stretches on your own, you need this mat. It's reversible so you get two fun prints for the price of one. The mat is extra thick, meaning you can move through those downward dogs and sun salutations in comfort. Time to get that vinyasa flowing!

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Soludos Offline Cozy Slipper


Hop offline for some rest and relaxation while announcing your intentions to the world. These offline slippers feature faux fur lining and a slip-on style for maximum comfort. Pair the slippers with pink joggers.

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Yogi Tea Honey Lavender Stress Relief


Unsurprisingly, Yogi tea is a favorite of yoga teachers everywhere. Each tea comes with a mantra like "You are unlimited" or "Love is infinity." This relaxing blend creates inspiration with every cup. Lavender, chamomile, lemon balm and organic honey are a soothing combination to sip before bedtime.

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Joie Betheny Mélange Knit Jogger Pants


Slip into these super soft joggers as soon as you get home. Slide on some fuzzy socks, and you're ready for a Netflix double feature! You may end up wearing these joggers all weekend long, and we totally respect that.

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Meik Wiking The Little Book of Hygge


Learn Danish secrets to happiness with this New York Times bestseller. The book discusses the philosophy of "Hygge," a sense of comfort, coziness and community that's key to Danish life. What could be more spot-on than learning about hygge while experiencing hygge? Prepare comfort food, and diffuse essential oils as you learn from the masters.

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Shanti Half Zip Sherpa


It's sherpa season! Influencers like Sierra Furtado are loving the style, which pairs perfectly with everything from high-waisted leggings to midi dresses. This sherpa is cropped so you can flaunt your figure.

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Vitruvi Stone Diffuser


Clear the air and your sinuses with a diffuser. Your space will smell like your favorite scents, and your health will benefit from the added moisture. This diffuser is a cult classic that goes great on the grid and matches any home decor.

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SoftLuxe Exhale Heel Tight


We're really happy these leggings have pockets. If you're the type who likes to be prepared for anything (Snacks? Check. Earbuds? Check!), you'll need space to stash all your stuff. It helps that these leggings are form-flattering with a "Comet Grey" color that's seriously stylish.

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Yeti Light Over the Calf Socks


Attention, ski bums! You need these socks. Lounge around the ski chalet, or dream of your next adventure in the eye-catching look. There's light cushioning so your feet feel like they are walking on clouds. If nothing else, grab a pair of these socks for your Instagram story.

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All the Feels Mask Set


Ready for your reset? A dewy glow is just a face mask away. These masks hydrate skin and attack pesky pimples. Plus, could the packaging be any cuter?