Relaxation Essentials for Everyone na Pagod na sa Life

What are your relaxation essentials? Whether you’re facing busy days at school or at work; are going through difficult times at home, with your friends, or with your partner; or are just mentally, physically, or emotionally drained in general; we have one thing to say to you: PLEASE RELAX.

Relaxing your mind and body is sooooo important. Not only will it reduce stress and help avoid anxiety, but it can also reduce muscle tension and keep you healthy. Because of this, we highly recommend really setting time aside for relaxation. If you have to plot it into your schedule, DO IT. And if you need tips, here are some of our top relaxation essentials that you should add to your arsenal to get that much-needed zen in your life.

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Relaxation Essentials for Everyone na Pagod na sa Life

A Cute Alarm Clock for Good Vibes

It’s important to start every day right – and that means not feeling annoyed when your alarm goes off in the morning. Sound impossible? It isn’t. We ordered a BTS alarm clock recently that has the members greeting us a good morning in their own special way, and we never wake up annoyed anymore.

Whether it’s your favorite song or a recording of your celebrity crush saying “Good morning”, make sure whatever it is that wakes you up in the morning is something that will put a smile on your face.

A Music Playlist Specifically for Relaxation

Yes, this will take some time to collate but it will be totally worth it in the end. Compile all of your GV songs into a single playlist and then put it on full blast when you feel the stress creeping in. Music can greatly affect our moods and having a playlist at the ready that promises to provide nothing but good vibes will automatically put you in a better mood.

Even better, create several playlists as part of your relaxation essentials. You can create one with upbeat music that will make you want to get up and dance and another one with calmer tunes to put your mind at ease, for instance. Some of our current favorites include IU’s Blueming and Lilac. Make sure to check them out!

Relaxation Essentials

A Handy Massager


Don’t have time in your busy schedule to book a massage? Get the next best thing: a portable massager that you can bring with you wherever you go. There are many massagers in today’s market that target specific areas like your shoulders, your neck, or your lower back. The best part is that these relaxation essentials are usually portable so you can use them at your desk, in your car, or even when you travel.


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Scented Candles

Your sense of smell can actually play a big part in relaxation as well. This is because, whenever you smell something pleasant, your brain automatically decides to unwind. As such, it would be a great idea to stock up on candles of your favorite scents.

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Fortunately, there are a ton of options in today’s market, be it peppermint or lavender or even something ultra-specific like your favorite perfume or even coffee! Certain scents can even help you unwind after a long day and help you fall asleep faster. Just make sure you choose the right ones.

A Stuffed Toy, Pillow, or Blanket

Hugs are known to create feelings of relaxation. This is because they release oxytocin, also known as the cuddle hormone. Don’t have anyone to cuddle? No problemo! Buy a cute stuffed toy or pillow that you can hug as you work and in bed.

A weighted blanket is another thing you might want to invest in as it is said to feel like a tight hug that can, in turn, help you relax and fall asleep faster. Pair that with a scented candle and you’ll never have to worry about trouble sleeping again.

Your Favorite Comfort Snacks

It goes without saying that comfort snacks should be part of your relaxation essentials as well. Eating your favorite food will definitely make you feel better, so make sure to always have your favorite snacks available at arm’s reach for moments when you simply need a quick pick-me-up. Of course, make sure you only eat in moderation.

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Jinro Soju

If you drink alcohol, a few shots of Jinro soju after a long day is another great way to unwind. Jinro soju always goes down smoothly and it tastes great. While Jinro Fresh is our go-to, they have a lot of flavors for you to choose from.

In line with our theme of relaxation essentials, we’d recommend Jinro Plum because the plum tree actually symbolizes perseverance, hope, and beauty thriving in adverse circumstances. You can also try Jinro Grapefruit. Grapefruits actually symbolize self-love, spirituality, and restoration. That way, you’ll be drinking something delicious with a beautiful message behind it at the same time.

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The best part is that Jinro soju actually helps minimize bad hangovers too. In other words, even if you have a shot or two in the middle of a work week, you won’t have to worry about waking up with a headache the morning after.

As with the snacks, though, moderation is still key, of course. It’s also very important to note that not all soju brands in the market are the same. We know from experience that Jinro soju minimizes hangovers but we can’t promise that other brands will so choose wisely!

So there you have it: our top relaxation essentials that can help make life better in their own little ways. Remember: your happiness should always be your top priority so always take care of yourself first and foremost. Fighting!