Relax While Plugged In? {Relaxing Aquarium Video Inside}

We are always being told to unplug and take it easy, but have you ever thought using technology could help you relax?

Phone app stores offer many relaxation and mindfulness applications we can use at our fingertips to help us unwind. What’s more convenient than relaxing and being able to use technology to relax wherever you are?

If you don’t want to download an app, there are many online resources you can turn to. Check out this soothing aquarium video from the Healthier Michigan team to help you get started:

Here are a few apps to try and use for a little relaxation:

  • Pause: This app features soothing colors and sounds that correlate as you slowly run your finger across the screen. The slow motion movement calms you to help you get your mindset into a calm and peaceful place (available on Apple and Android).
  • The Mindfulness App: Did you know it takes 20 minutes of practice a day to start seeing effects of meditation? If you’re looking for an excuse to take time out of your day and relieve stress this app is for you. Both beginners and those experienced in mediation will find this app easy to use (available on Apple and Android).
  • Relax Melodies: Download this app for a little help getting to sleep. There are various sounds and melodies you can listen to and relax. There are even timers and alarms to set (available on Apple and Android).
  • Headspace: This app will help you take 10 minutes of your day to teach you the basics of meditation. This app is used to improve mindfulness techniques and have you train your mind for a happier and pleasant life (available on Apple and Android).
  • Various adult coloring book apps: There are many different apps available Apple and Android that hit on the adult coloring book phenomenon. These apps include various designs and colors to choose from. These types of apps help you feel stress-free, and the best part is the choices are endless.

So whether you choose to watch a video or download an app with soothing melodies, try them out and see what works for you. Everyone deserves a little more relaxation, and it’s even better when it’s available at the click of a button.

What are other ways you use technology to help you relax? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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