Smartphones are our constant companions. They’re always with us and always manage to keep us entertained. They let us share our thoughts and emotions and keep us updated with happenings from all over the world. However, many people have come to the realization that Smartphones often end up adding to the stress they face in their everyday lifestyle. There are always mails to respond to, blogs to read and social media updates to check out. This article from VineVera helps you understand how to transform your Smartphone into a de-stressing device so that you can actually use your Smartphone to reduce the stress. One of the best ways of reducing stress using your Smartphone is by choosing any one of the following apps.
iZen Garden comes across as an extremely lame app, but it really manages to surprise its users. You might believe that it is impossible to transport the serene elements of a Zen garden into your Smartphone, but it’s quite easy to do so. The iZen Garden app is also known to be highly customizable, which means that you can change the rake depth and width, rock size and rock shape according to your preference. The lite version comes for free, but if you’re looking for a holistic experience, $2.99 is all you need for the full version.
Squeeze and Shake Stress Relief
This iPhone app is a virtual stress ball that squeaks like one of those rubber ducks when you squeeze the screen. It also gives you a relaxing hand massage through its vibrations when you shake the phone while pressing the sides. What makes it so exciting is that the faster you shake, the better and more vigorous the massage. At a cost of just $0.99, the app also seems to be a complete steal.
We spend so much time in creating the perfect workout playlist only to realize that many of the songs on the playlist are simply too slow while the rest are way too fast. Soon we spend more time skipping through songs and less energy concentrating on our workouts. An ideal way to get rid of this day-to-day problem is to download the TempoRun app. This app examines your music library and categorizes all songs into 10 different levels – Level 1 for walking and Level 10 for a full-out sprint. The interface is also known to be simple and easy-to-use, which means that you can choose the perfect level without having to break your workout routine.
Sleep Cycle is another iPhone app that boasts of a huge fan following. Keep the phone beside you on the bed before sleeping. The inbuilt sensor shall combine with your iPhone’s accelerometer to determine your sleep phase, monitor the movement and record various levels of your sleep cycles. The app then creates a graph which lets you understand the quality of your sleep. You can use this information to determine exactly what actions disrupt your sleep. Better yet, the app also acts as the perfect alarm by waking you when you are in your lightest sleep phase during a pre-set 30 minute window.
Dr. Oz is known to be a huge fan of the White Noise app and it’s very easy to understand why. The app offers 40 different relaxing sounds which help in letting you enjoy a more peaceful and comforting sleep. Better yet, you can sync the app to your morning alarm, so that it turns off by itself.