Technology has us working all day, even when we aren’t at work. We are glued to smartphones, tablets, and computers. When spend most of the day, and night, staring at screens and after a while it begins to wear on your mind and body.
It’s probably unlikely you’re going to put your phone down for long, unless you’re asleep, but you should take a break once in a while and find some ways to relax while you take a tech break. Here are four things that you can do that will help you relax and refresh.
Yoga is an excellent source of stress relief, and even your tech addicted kids can benefit from yoga. Yoga is a form of fitness that is good for your mind, body, and soul. It helps you stretch, regain flexibility, and it helps you focus and relax.
You can use your technology for help with yoga by finding videos on YouTube with your tablet, phone or computer. You can find routines for beginners and experts, depending on where you stand.
While you can meditate during your yoga session, you can also sit someplace comfortable with your legs folded in front of you and do some meditating. Simple put away the technology, shut off the fun, and find a place that is quiet where you won’t be interrupted.
Clear your mind of all of the random and jumbled thoughts, don’t let your worries seep in. If you don’t feel like you can clear your mind easily try using a focus word, like Ohm. Even just a few minutes of meditation once a day can make a huge difference in your stress level.
Massage has many benefits, including the ability to reduce anxiety. The constant contact with work and family that things like social media technology bring you can cause a lot of stress and anxiety and a nice relaxing massage could be the perfect answer to what ails you.
Before you shut the computer down for a break look up a local massage therapist and then grab that smartphone and make an appointment.
Hydrotherapy, which includes soaking baths, whirlpools, steam inhalation and even hot and cold compress, is a great way to fight more than just pain. This type of alternative therapy can defeat depression and it can really help you relax.
If you need proof of the power of heat and water just fill up the tub after a long day at work, leave the phone in another room and sit back and relax!
Your technology devices don’t need to control your life. You need to take control and take a relaxing break from them every once in a while.