Everyday life can get pretty stressful. It’s no secret that stress can have negative effects on your body as well as your mental health, and that it can accelerate illnesses and injuries.
Sometimes you just need to turn off your computer, leave your phone at home, and go somewhere to relax. If you can’t do that, there are still ways that technology can help you relieve stress and boost your focus. There are tools available to help you de-stress your life, and thereby boost your productivity, focus, and happiness.
Here are three excellent gadgets that can help you.
1. The PIP Biosensor
Sometimes it’s hard for us to realize when we’re actually stressed. The PIP Biosensor was created through a Kickstarter campaign for the purpose of monitoring stress levels.
The small, teardrop-shaped sensor is connected to an app that shows you your current stress levels. Once you can start to visualize your own tension levels, it’s a lot easier to learn what causes your stress and how you can control it.
It’s been shown that you can control stress levels, and even improve your overall health, just by controlling your breathing. The JumpStart app can helps you to do just that by leading you through ten-minute breathing exercises that you can do anytime, and anywhere.
3. 20 Cubed
Many of us spend our days staring at a screen, whether it’s for our job or on our own time. It’s important to take a break every once in a while, otherwise you’ll end up putting a lot of strain on your eyes and your body by sitting still for so long.
20 Cubed is a browser extension that counts down every 20 minutes and tells you exactly when to take a break.
If you’re still looking for further stress relief during your day, you might look into downloading some audio podcasts or guided hypnosis and meditation. There’s a lot of great content out there, some of it available for free; and the right music, podcasts, comedy albums, or meditations can be a welcome escape from your hectic day.