Whether your house has just burned down or your job is getting on your nerves, stress is a big part of modern living. When it goes unchecked, it can lead to high blood pressure and that can lead to far worse conditions. In order to get some kind of release from this cruddy feeling, people need to unwind and unload somewhere.
Playing sports is a great way to blow off some steam as is going for a long walk. But what happens when we don’t have the time to do these activities and all we can afford is a 5 minute window? Well now you can turn to your favourite Smartphone and simply download an app. Perhaps this seems a little puerile for such a big issue, but apparently these actually work. Please read on if you’d like a little more information on these little helpers.
Stress Tracker by AboveStress Inc - Free https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stress-tracker/id439288154?mt=8&affId=1503186
This app is compatible with your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and it will require iOS 4.3 to run smoothly. Our first stress busting Smartphone app has been developed by a group of leading psychologists who have harnessed the methodologies of Cognitive Behavioural Theory and thrown a big dose of Mindfulness principles into the mix. The results are a very intuitive and effective application. Stress Tracker will help the user to recognise the different signs of stress and then allows them to seek advice and find some useful self-help activities. As well as learning to cope with the issues surrounding stress, you will also learn more about yourself and your mood patterns. You also have the opportunity to join an online community who specialise in discussing their own stress related issues. A problem shared is definitely a problem halved in this case! The virtual diary feature allows you to document the times that you felt stress and this helps you to make sense of these emotions in the future.
Cleveland Clinic Stress Meditations by Cleveland Clinic Wellness Enterprise - $0.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cleveland-clinic-stress-meditations/id371110697?mt=8&affId=1503186
This app will run on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and it requires iOS 4.3 or later for smooth operation. Apparently 90% of all appointments made with our doctors are stress related! That is a scary thought and it will probably be getting higher if modern life is anything to go by. One of the best ways to deal with the symptoms of stress is by relaxing yourself in any way that you can. Meditation is proven to de-stress individuals and the Wellness Institute at Cleveland clinic is well renowned for championing these techniques. This app contains eight separate meditation exercises that will help you to start feeling more relaxed about everything in your life. They are proven methods that have been presented in a very intuitive fashion. If you apply these techniques to the appropriate scenario, you will start to move away from the stress symptoms and embrace a more positive awareness plain. We tried all of these awesome exercises and felt so chilled out, that it was really hard to get back into work again!
Stress Just Left The Building!
So, the next time you feel as if you want to curl up into a little ball, why not reach for your Smartphone and download one of these bad boys?
Written by: Ken Rogers is an employee at Steamatic, a renowned general cleaning company. He enjoys listening to music during his leisure time.