Stress Less in 2021 & Beyond. Plus, Win a Comfy to Feel Cozy all Day Long. #SheSpeaksLessStress

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 01.14.21
Stress Less in 2021 & Beyond. Plus, Win a Comfy to  Feel Cozy all Day Long. #SheSpeaksLessStress
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2020 was the year that simplicity came back in style. Embrace it! Check out the ways that you can save time - and be less stressed - in 2021 and beyond.

Enter to win one of this year's most popular gifts: The Comfy, a giant sweatshirt/wearable blanket that will make you feel cozy all day long.

Style the way you want to


You made it through a year thinking less about your wardrobe and your makeup. Did you stop blow-drying your hair, streamline your makeup routine or spend less time picking the perfect accessories? Bring back all of the stylizing that truly makes you feel good. But stop doing everything you do because you think you "should."

If being cozy is your jam, you're not alone. Wearing sweatpants all day, or even PJs, has become the uniform for so many. Try The Comfy, a giant sweatshirt/wearable blanket. It not only keeps you warm, it also makes you feel like you are being hugged all day. Wear it while you are working from home, walking the dog, or just curled up on the couch after a long day. Automatic de-stress. Enter below to win your choice of Comfy! 

Self-Care, the Modern Way


Even when you don't have the time - or the energy - to do everything you need to lower your stress level, there are still small things you can do to take care of yourself.

Think of one thing each day that makes you feel good and incorporate it into your daily life. For some, that's a walk around the block with a friend, watching a favorite show while folding the laundry, or listening to a podcast while making dinner. (We highly recommend our favorite podcast, SheSpeaks: How She Does It). For others, it's trying out a face mask or giving yourself a manicure. (Find out easy how-to tips here!) No matter what it is that you like to do, put it on your calendar, even if it's just for a few minutes each day.

Also, make sure to have a bedtime ritual that you look forward to. End each day listening to your favorite playlist, drinking a warm de-caffinated drink, or trying  aromatherapy. If you have extra time, check out these simple tips to make a bath soak or body scrub using ingredients you likely already have. Ending each day calmly will help you sleep and feel more energized the next morning.

At Home Basics


Take the stress out of cooking. If you have an Air Fryer or an Instant Pot, you know what time-savers they can be. And the Always Pan was one of the most-talked about new items last year since it combines multiple types of cookwear into one handy piece.

But if you don't have those items - or even if you do - there are still plenty of ways to worry less about meal prep - without resorting to takeout. One idea: Make sure to have leftovers. On the nights when you do have the time to cook, double your recipe. Make two meatloafs, or cook extra chicken. You can freeze the leftovers or save them in the fridge for a night when you know you'll be busy.

Also: try themed nights. Half the challenge of cooking is deciding what to make. When you know that Monday is pasta, Tuesday is tacos, Wednesday is fish and Thursday is stir-fry, there is much less thought involved. Plus, it's much quicker to shop when you have standard ingredients each week.

To make cooking feel like more of an activity and less of a chore, try cooking with family or friends, virutally. When SheSpeaks staffer, Susan, missed celebrating the holidays with the special foods her mom always makes, she decided to cook together. Both she and her mom got the ingredients in advance and then her mom walked her through how to make the dishes. "It was so much fun to chat while we cooked, and then to show each other our final products - which looked very different from each other!"

What are you doing to feel less stress this year? Tell us to win your choice of Comfy!

#SheSpeaksSimple Giveaway

*One person will be chosen at random to receive a Comfy, in their choice of color and style.Giveaway is open through January 31, 2021 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: Thanks to all who entered! Congrats to SheSpeaks winner
 jesspalombo!

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  • sw2982 By sw2982
    02.28.21  

    Trying not to stress over the little things and concentrate on what's important.

  • Anita_ By Anita_
    01.31.21  

    I keep it simple by getting organzied and that way I know where everything is in its place

  • doehlberg63 By doehlberg63
    01.31.21  

    I am enjoying the simpler things in life that make it more beautiful, like decorating my white Christmas tree into a Valentine tree, displaying beautiful things in my home, and sharing excess stuff I have with the needy. 

  • laurie655 By laurie655
    01.31.21  

    I am keeping it simple by making easier meals which means less stress for me. 

  • indiana_girl By indiana_girl
    01.31.21  

    Watching more shows and movies thru streaming.  Decluttering here and there. Reading more.  When weather is nice.. having a Girl's night with my BFFs around a bonfire, having drinks and discuss everything for a couple of hours.

  • Battlescynthia4 By Battlescynthia4
    01.31.21  

    Love it

  • Marinalane By Marinalane
    01.31.21  

    I'm staying close to home and talking on the phone more.

  • foureyedgirl By foureyedgirl
    01.31.21  

    I'm trying to watch more movies 

  • Honeypie411 By Honeypie411
    01.30.21  

    I'm just taking it one day at a time.  

  • AZPeaches By AZPeaches
    01.30.21  

    I am keeping it simple by de-cluttering my house.

  • amyd16323 By amyd16323
    01.30.21  

    Spending most of my time at home catching up on movies 

  • hezan1 By hezan1
    01.30.21  

    No uneccesaary shopping .Lots of time with friends at their houses, instead of going out. 

  • littlecity413 By littlecity413
    01.30.21  

    We now make meal plans, movie nights and looking forward to a 2022 vacation.

  • nancyspeaks By nancyspeaks
    01.30.21  

    I'm getting rid of clutter and simplifying my home to make it more open and easier to keep clean.

  • kbugmomma06 By kbugmomma06
    01.30.21  

    I'm keeping it simple in 2021 by taking one day at a time and following a smaller routine.

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