Imagine the device responsible for all sorts of distractions and noise can now offer you with some quiet time, making you calm, focussed and thus more productive!
Yes, your smartphone can give you the chance to download some apps that are heavily effective in de-stressing your mind, making it super charged for the day’s bustling activities, from focussing on your computer screen and making sense out of the content there to reading your mails and participating in social media sites to even surfing the net and carrying out research work all day.
Here are some of these apps that can help you keep calm without the actual yoga or meditation:
This app provides for short animated videos deconstructing the principles of meditation with guided meditations and practices that induce mindfulness. The only thing that you need to do is download the app and press play. You can make yourself comfortable for beginning with the meditation that would relieve you of all your stress and even help you sleep better and quicker. You can even record your meditation sessions through the app and track your progress. Many video and audio recordings of meditation sessions are yours, for free.
The long continuous hours in front of a computer can be really painstaking…literally! Well, not only on your eyes and body, but also on your mind. After a certain point, you find yourself starting at the screen without being able to grasp the content. Facebooking and reading tweets would not give you the break that you so desire! Time Out can. You may not be willing to take your time out to get up and take a break from your routine working schedules but when downloading the Time Out is all you need, then why bother? This is a free app on Mac Books and PCs that will remind you to take regular breaks and micro breaks of 10 seconds to go away from your computer screen so that you can feel energized, attentive and more focussed when you return to your work.
This app is more of a brain game that has been approved by neuroscientists and helps improve your memory, your attentive and other cognitive powers so much so that the brain is rewired to organize and alter its thinking according to experiences. Playing these games on your way to work or during small work breaks or your lunch time can enhance different mental skills as it works on scientific concepts of neuroplasticity and fluid intelligence.
As the name suggests, this app (free for both iPhone and Android) is to make you have your own calm moments in between meetings and serious deadline timings. This would enable you to have both short and long guided meditation sessions along with soothing sounds and beautiful landscape scenes that will probably take you to experience the world of peace and happiness – the utopia. Don’t blame us if you are woken up from your trance by your boss for the updates on your work. (*winks*)
Breathe your stress out! Yes! This app will show you how breathing sessions can help you de-stress and meet a calmer you. This app has the capacity to fight your anger and quieten you the very next moment. Breathing can not only relax your senses but even harness your mind and body to deal with stress, anxiety and anger in a more positive way. 4-5 minutes is what you ultimately need to change your mood from angry, upset and stressed to calm, patient, happy and composed.
Restoring health to its previous glory, fighting blood pressure, hypertension, anxiety and heart diseases have never been easier. Be happy, keep calm and impress your bosses the app way! After all, boosting your health is only an app away!