5 Easy Ways To Instantly Unwind (With Tech!)

MOST OF STRESS ONLY EXISTS IN OUR HEADS AND ABSORBS OUR ATTENTION.
— PENG CHENG, FOUNDER & CEO OF PAUSEABLE

Feeling pummeled by deadlines, commitments, or your daily commute? About to combust from the chaos that surrounds you? If so, it’s time to step back from the grind and ditch your inbox(es) for an on demand R&R technique.

A stress build-up can lead to some serious chi-funk, and that’s the last thing we want for your earthsuit! Because it’s Mental Health month (and we know how demanding goal-getting and life in general can be), we’re highlighting five kickass ways tech can help you empower your quest to relaxation.

POWER DOWN WITH AMBIENT SOUND

Source: A Soft Murmur

Source: A Soft Murmur

Let the sounds of rain, thunder, waves, or fire turn your stresses into sweet serenity. Rainy Mood may be the original 30-minute thunderstorm loop, but we suggest heading on over to A Soft Murmur for fully-customizable ambient sounds that’ll help you decompress.

TAKE 5 TO MEDITATE

Source: Headspace

Source: Headspace

Elevate your focus with a guided meditation for a mindfully clear head and guided self-restoration. Apps like Headspace and Insight Timer are making it easier than ever to one-up your mind and keep your cortisol at bay.

ZEN OUT WITH A GAME

Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images

Raise, breed, and nurture virtual koi fish to soothing music and calming water effects with Zen Koi, or grow and care for succulents like Tamagotchi with Virdi. Why, you ask? All in the name of stress-free living, of course!

SELF-INDUCE A TRANCE

Source: WIRED

Source: WIRED

Maybe what you really need is a mindless activity your brain will most definitely appreciate. If that’s the case, Pause is the app for you and perfect for subway trips and long lines. Watch an inky blob grow as you move your finger across your phone or tablet screen– the equivalent to Apple’s entrancing Apple TV screensavers, if you ask us.

CHOOSE EMOTIONAL HEALTH

SOURCE: www.sensieapp.com

SOURCE: www.sensieapp.com

Say goodbye to disharmony and hello to inner peace! Learn whether environmental, emotional, or situational factors are causing your stress, and take action with the magical science of Sensie. After using muscle testing to identify the underlying source of your stress, Sensie guides you through techniques that help you minimize it altogether.