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Fidget spinners, weighted blankets, and the rise of anxiety consumerism

The unspoken truth

Although the symptoms are relieved somewhat, none of these products solves the underlying problem.

Fidget devices can help to move our attention away from our thoughts and redirect them to something physical. Weighted blankets may calm us down long enough to fall asleep. But they don't solve the underlying cause of anxiety or other disorders.

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Use Aromatherapy

Whether they’re in oil form, incense, or a candle, scents like lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood can be very soothing.

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Go For a Walk Or Do Yoga

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Write Down Your Thoughts

Writing down what’s making you anxious gets it out of your head and can make it less daunting.