Modern living can be busy, demanding and always switched on. While we are not able to control the external stress-inducing factors from our surroundings, we can better manage how we react to them.
Sometimes it is as simple as clearing your head and taking full, slow breaths while collecting yourself. Other times, you need to detach yourself from the issue by doing something easy, low-maintenance and repetitive like fidgeting or being creative. The fidget spinner has taken over the schoolyard but what about us adults who have more stress than homework to worry about. Here are some adult gadgets to help you get through to the office induced stress.
The Fidget Cube has the same principle as the spinner but is more a more subtle version. The cube has six sides, allowing you to glide, flip, roll and click for when you need to sharpen your focus. No batteries are required, and the design is inspired by traditional worry stones. There is currently an array of this little cubes on Amazon ranging from $3.00 to $10.00.
A more proactive and zen-like stress relief gadget is the Buddha Board. According to their site, the board gently encourages the user to value the present. You simply paint on the board’s special surface with water; the image darkens and then slowly fades away. With this, you can watch your worries wash away from your desk. You can pick up a Mini Buddha Board here pricing at $13.00.
The Mathmos Aduki Light is a little more expensive but worth it. Stress often accelerates your heart rate, so if you are aware of that happening, you can do something to calm down. Pricier than your average stress ball, the hand-held emWave2 monitors your heart rhythms and stores the data, which you can download, helping you to plan ways to slow your heart rate. Try this high tech stress ball here from $55.00.
Stress can also come from being in an unfamiliar surrounding, or a noisy one, especially when you cannot grab enough sleep. Drown out the environment noise with these awesome earbuds. They feature sophisticated technology to silence the disruptive noise. You can even wear it while sleeping. These QuietOn Active Ear Plugs are bound to drown out any excess noise so you will be guaranteed a good night’s sleep. You can try them out here or search for similar earbuds.