In today’s fast-paced, hi-tech, and modern world, it’s easy to feel burnt out; in fact, over 50% of American adults report feeling stressed and overwhelmed on a daily basis. However, the same society that can overwhelm us also has many advancements that can make our lives more convenient, which in turn helps reduce our stress levels. If you’re looking to take advantage of modern society and flip things on its head to make your life easier and more relaxing, keep reading for easy ways to use tech to your advantage, even while unplugging.
Did you know that studies show that coloring produces the same relaxation benefits in the human brain as meditation? Whether you download a coloring app onto your tablet or a game that you can zone out on your phone, taking time to decide to stop reading the news or scrolling through social media and instead unwind during a game is a great way to reduce anxiety and stress levels.
Games or coloring apps reduce stress and release positive emotions, providing anxiety relief, memory enhancement, and even educational benefits – regardless of age. Don’t look at these applications as time wasters but embrace them as a form of self-care.
Tech for Better Sleep
We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, or at least we’re supposed to, but many people report difficulty falling and staying asleep throughout the night. Sleep has no benefit if it isn’t deep restorative sleep, so using tech to catch more Z’s is essential.
From devices that provide biofeedback from your phone, devices placed on specific areas of the body to improve heart function, reduce stress, and calm nerves, and headbands that can be worn through the night, there are many tech products to benefit your sleep. Find one that works for you and use it regularly so you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to roll with the punches day in and day out.
Whether you’re a student, a parent, a busy professional, or all three subscription services are life-giving game changers that can make the difference in a good or bad day. Today there are subscription services for everything you can sign up for in less than five minutes and have whatever you need delivered to your home.
From wine to pet products or a coffee subscription, these are all worth it when it comes to saving you time and your sanity. It’s even worth it to have your groceries delivered; while you may not be able to pick your own produce, the two hours saved grocery shopping is worth it no matter who you are.
Are you like one-third of American adults that report regular headaches or an even smaller minority that suffers regular migraines? Headaches can throw a wrench in your day and hinder you to the point that you fall behind with your responsibilities, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Head massagers are comfortably worn helmets that can relieve you from your headache or migraine at home or in your office. These are designed to massage the acupuncture points in your head and relieve the symptoms of a headache, not to mention they improve blood flow and boost brain functionality.
There’s an App for That
From learning how to meditate to teaching you Tai Chi, many apps are available for download that can reduce your stress levels. You may feel like your phone is overwhelming you visually by the number of apps you already have on it, but it’s worth deleting some of the less used ones for beneficial apps that can help you harness your stress levels, beat them back, and help you get through your day. Both meditation and the art of Tai Chi have proven results regarding overall health and wellness and reduced stress and anxiety.
Life is stressful; that’s something that none of us can avoid, and living in a modern world can sometimes make us feel like we’re drowning, but it doesn’t have to be that way. By incorporating the innovations mentioned above into your daily lifestyle, you can feel more relaxed and in control; no matter how hectic things get, your health is worth it.