The best time to wake up in the morning to avoid stress, according to Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie wears a headband, necklace and pajamas from her new line, Honey Minx, launching exclusively on NowWith on Yahoo Lifestyle. (Photo: Courtesy of Honey Minx)

With presents to buy, parties to attend and the seemingly endless to-do list, the holiday season can become more stressful than blissful. And no one knows this more than style maven Nicole Richie.

The multi-hyphenate is a mom and businesswoman so her days are usually packed with back-to-back appointments. However, she has a hack for keeping holiday stress at bay: Waking up exactly one hour before anyone else in her house, at 5:30 am to unwind.  “I do that just to have time to myself, in order to get centered and not feel like I have to get up and go,” she tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “That to me just changes my whole day.

Aside from using that extra hour in the morning to mentally prep for the day ahead, Richie makes conscious efforts to unplug during the day, often by just leaving her phone in a different room to focus her attention on one topic so she doesn’t feel spread thin. “It’s easier for my mind to get to that place when I don’t have electronics around me,” Richie adds.

To help her relax and avoid stress, the busy mom also relies on a few products from her line, Honey Minx, to make de-stressing a breeze — check them out below.

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Honey Minx Essential Oil Crystal Pulse Point Roller in Lavender and Amethyst. (Photo: Working Sundays)wellne

“Essential oils are a key for me, especially lavender, which I put on the bottom of my feet. Lavender is a relaxation oil. I use it on my temples. I use it on the bottom of my feet.”

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Honey Minx Sleep Cocoon 100% Silk Eye Mask & Pillowcase Set in Blush. (Photo: Working Sundays)

“A satin pillowcase is definitely just the way to go. I mean, it’s very obvious, but it just feels really nice on your face, especially when you’re about to go to sleep and when you’re dreaming.”

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Honey Minx Essential Oil Crystal Pulse Point Roller in Rose and Rose Quartz. (Photo: Working Sundays)

“I love rose quartz oil. Rose quartz, the crystal, is a symbol for universal and self- love. Surrounding myself in that pink oil, in that pink light, its a nice little treat for me, especially when I am traveling.”

SHOP IT: Honey Minx essential oil crystal pulse point roller in rose and rose quartz, $42

Watch as Nicole Richie uses scarves to save her look — and save her day. You can shop for your favorite products while you watch in our Style NowWith video series. 

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