We live a hectic world that is getting very near to inhuman levels of everyday stress excitement. The world has sped up and a lot of it has to do with the technology that is charging ahead without pausing to consider the consequences.
The paradox is that there are also a number of ways in which technology can help us relax after such hectic days when we feel we might lose it unless we wind down as soon as possible. Today, we will be talking about all the different ways in which tech can make you feel more Zen.
Soul-Exhilarating Sound Systems
Top of the line sound systems can cost an arm and a leg, especially if you take them to extremes. Luckily, the technology has advanced to such a point that even the more affordable systems can provide you with all the aural experience needed to exhilarate and soothe your soul. More importantly, nowadays you literally have the entire audio library of humanity just a click away from you.
What this means is that you can park yourself in a comfy chair in the middle of your music room and listen to absolutely any piece of music that you feel like. Maye classical music helps you relax. Perhaps it’s death metal. Perhaps you are a Top 40 kind of a person. It does not matter. What matters is that new technology allows you to rest your soul listening to your favorite music.
For some people, there is nothing quite as relaxing as working out. There is nothing that calms them down as much as putting their body to work and finding the limits of what it can do. Of course, working out existed long before new technologies, but no one can deny that new tech has made workouts both more interesting and more effective.
For instance, a workout fanatic can now come up with the most effective workout for any given day, any given weather conditions and any given mood. New apps allow people to come up with the perfect diet for their regimen, as well as monitor their heart rate, their caloric intake and expenditure, the distance they crossed and much, much more.
All of this allows those people who relax by working out to be more involved in their regimen, thus making it much more relaxing than it had already been for them.
For most of us, our smartphones are one of the major sources of stress and anxiety. It is their relentless ringing and flashing that puts our brains into overdrive every waking hour (if we are not being careful). But what it I told you that smartphones can also be a source of relaxation? And they can.
The reason for this are the apps developed by certain people and companies which are aimed specifically at making you feel more relaxed. Some of them are meditation apps that guide you through relaxation techniques that have been around us for centuries. Some of them exercise your brain just like physical workouts do your body. There are also apps which are aimed at making you feel happier and more satisfied, which instantly relaxes.
Video Games (Yes, Video Games)
Okay, this one may not be for everyone. Still, there are hundreds of millions of people out there who grew up surrounded by video games and who see them as a great way to relax. This is something that will be met with a lot of skepticism coming from people who never enjoyed video games, but relaxing is a subjective thing and for some people, playing video games is a way to wind down. The weirdest thing is that enjoying those video games can look all but relaxing at the time, but if you were to ask those people afterward if they felt relaxed, they would definitely confirm it.
Books, So Many Books
There are a lot of people who will agree that spending an hour or so with their favorite book will be more relaxing than anything else in the world. With e-readers that everyone uses these days, your entire library is at the tip of your fingers and you can jump from your favorite poet to your favorite non-fiction book with a few clicks.
When Tech Fails
Sometimes, however, tech will fail you and you will need to turn to the more “traditional” relaxation methods. Like taking a walk in nature. Or talking stories with your children. Or grabbing one of those crazy water loungers and heading out to the nearest lake.
The important thing is that you do not discard technology straight away just because someone wants you to think that tech is all bad and only capable of stressing you out.
Keep an open mind and find out why many people claim that tech has helped them relaxed over and over again.