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You’ve just got in from a straight 12-hour shift, the kids are clamoring for their dinner; you need to iron clothes for tomorrow’s shift and all you can think about is going to bed. There are dishes in the sink, and you’ve run out of food for the cat. Can life get any more stressful than this? The details of your life may be slightly different, but the end result is stress. You’re always playing catch up. You can’t get enough sleep, and there are endless things to worry about. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and the ever-changing world of tech can help.
- Spa Treatment – technology has managed to infiltrate the spa world and while most people prefer the human hands-on method of relaxation there are many ways tech helps you relax in the spa. It’s possible to have appointments, scheduled check-ups and meetings via the computer and patient information is all digitally stored.
- Meditation – Meditation is known to lift the mood, help with concentration and help you relax. It’s been practiced for centuries but now technology has stepped up to the mark. There are headbands you can wear to help with meditation. They help to guide you by playing sounds based on your brain waves.
- Online Games – playing online games can be a very relaxing way to pass the time of day and unwind after a long day at work. It’s possible to transport yourself to another world or experience the thrill of playing at a casino or betting on a horse race with online providers such as Unibet.
- Organizational Software – could you do with some help staying organized? There’s plenty of software you can use to track important events, create plans and goals and stay organized. Unexpected events can be a major stress trigger so use technology to help you stay on track.
- Smartphone Apps – there’s a smartphone app for practically everything, from meditation to monitoring your heart rate and pulse. Using biofeedback methods you can use apps to maintain calmness, soothe tension, and practice deep breathing.
- Artificial Intelligence – if you haven’t heard of Alexa or Siri where have you been hiding for the last couple of years? These voice-activated devices can get you the news and weather forecast, manage your home automation devices, play games, and trivia, take memos and many other helpful things.
- Wearable Tech – wearable tech such as Fitbit, can help guide breathing sessions for soothing mindfulness exercises, monitor your heart rate, track your sleep patterns and provide physiological feedback.
- Audio Tech – audio therapy can be used to decrease anxiety, combat depression, relieve emotional fatigue, and improve self-confidence. Southing sounds and spoken words are great for reducing stress. Different frequencies of tuned sound waves can also be used to enhance the performance of your brain. It can remind you to relax, identify stress triggers, help deliver a state of calm by activating nerves on your head, and support your emotional well-being.
These are just a few of the ways you can use technology to your advantage. New and improved gadgets and gizmos are always being developed so who knows what else is just around the corner.