STRESS LEVELS: TECHNOLOGY, SOCIAL MEDIA AND MOBILE PHONES...OH MY!
We hear it all the time: social media and technology are making us more stressed than ever. We’re stressed at work, we’re stressed at home and in our personal and professional relationships. We get anxiety when we’re disconnected, so we even get stressed when we’re on vacation!
Whether or not this is actually linked to technology itself, or the constant influx of fast-paced information, the reality is that many people are feeling overwhelmed and are having trouble dealing with their stress and running to technology for relief and it doesn't STOP the noise in our heads!
FINDING STRESS RELIEF AND PRACTICING MINDFULNESS WITH TECHNOLOGY
Though it may seem counter intuitive, technology can positively affect stress levels and promote mindfulness. As the focus on health and healthcare technology rapidly expands, more options for managing stress and maintaining positive mental health are becoming available.
ASSESS YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING WITH STRESS RELIEF APPS
There are many mobile apps available for monitoring your stress and anxiety levels, allowing you to become more aware of yourself. Acknowledging your stress and really thinking about its sources, calmly and clearly, makes it easier to work with. Some apps even have built in sensors, much like fitness apps, that monitor your blood pressure. Try a stress tracking app to identify your stressors and create a plan for dealing with it.
There are a lot of fitness tools out there that help you track your physical performance. Physical activity greatly impacts positive mental health and fitness trackers, such as wearables that link to intuitive mobile apps, help you manage your fitness goals.
RELAXING MUSIC, WALKING AND AMBIENT SOUNDS ARE CONSTANTLY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Sometimes, a little calming background music or some relaxing sounds helps people to focus. Not only are there a variety of music apps available with thousands of ambient sound options, you relearn to enjoy relaxing quietly so you can clear negative feelings and thoughts with positive words filled with joy and peacefulness .
ENSURE YOU’RE GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP
Lack of sleep is also connected with depression and anxiety levels. Although it can be difficult to sleep when you’re stressed, and mobile phones have been linked to sleep deprivation, there are trackers that promote better sleep. Technology can analyze your sleeping trends, waking you up during your lightest sleep cycles to ensure restfulness.
Breathing exercises are proven to improve your day to day mindstyle!
Some of the opinions expressed here by http://mindgrub.coand by Morgan Scheuermann July 7, 2016 and are their own. And some opinions come directly from Eliza Dukes, your Breathing & Stress Instructor! Photo Credit: unknown
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