I’ve added another item to my Mental Health Toolkit in the form of these Stress Less Cards. I stumbled on these cards when perusing Amazon one evening around a month ago and decided to add them to my basket before checking out. I was drawn to the idea of having a set of cards that I could carry around and use when I felt my stress and anxiety start to kick in as, even though I have had mindfulness classes and have other things I can use to bring my stress and anxiety back down, I was finding that I would forget them if I got too stressed out. Having something written down that I could follow had a really big appeal.
As these cards are roughly the size and shape of a deck of playing cards they fit into my pocket or into my bag without taking up much space at all. There are 50 cards in the pack and have various mindfulness exercises printed on one side of the card and the Stress Less Cards name and mandala print on the reverse. The cards are numbered at the bottom of the exercise side so you can work your way through the exercises from 1 to 50, or, like I prefer, take one out of the pack at random when you want to use them.
The exercises only take a few moments out of your day and are designed to help lessen the anxiety and stress you are feeling. The cards can be used anywhere, the size makes them perfect to use in work as they are small and not very noticeable. I have used them in work and at home and feel that they really do help me to stress less, I have also found that they can really help with my concentration levels, which, at times can be sketchy at best.
I’m not sure how well the cards will survive in the card box that they come in or the cards themselves with repeated use. I would love the box to have been made of something sturdier (a metal tin would have been perfect) and perhaps having the cards laminated would help them to be a bit longer wearing, but for the moment I am happy with them, though I may transfer them to another container soon.
Overall, I am really happy that I found and purchased these Stress Less Cards.
What things do you have to help you when your stress and anxiety starts to rise?