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June 09, 2021

What are the technology tools that can help you manage your anxiety?



Anxiety is becoming more prevalent in the modern world. If you have missed this very important aspect in your daily interactions, you clearly weren’t paying too much attention. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. A great deal of experiences can trigger anxiety, including but not limited to long working hours, losing someone close, and a buildup of stress. Let’s focus a little bit on the last cause. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, we have experienced more stress than ever. A lot of information is circulating around and not all of it is comforting. It doesn’t come as a surprise that stress levels are higher than ever.



Surprising or not, technology is the only one that can put a stop to anxiety. Spending more time on screens might be the answer to the problem. Given the fact that we’re not allowed to leave home, what choice do we have but to take advantage of novel technology? In this article, we’ll outline the most important tech tools and show you how they can help you beat anxiety, impossible as it may seem. Don’t let your worries get the best of you. Technology is here to rescue you.

E-readers 

If you haven’t been living under a rock, chances are that you’re familiar with e-readers. They’re neat little devices that allow users to store their favorite books in one single place. All you have to do to escape from reality and dive into a fantasy world is to download an app such as Kindle or iBook. Take advantage of self-isolation and salute the authors that have shaped our world. You missed World Book Day, but don’t miss out on the opportunity to read the classics. If you’re not particularly a fan of Virginia Woolf, try something a little bit more different; for example, Hemingway. Read For Whom the Bell Tolls. It’s a classic.

There are numerous online platforms where you can access free books. Besides Google (News - Alert) Books, there is the Open Library, which indexes millions of books. You can find whatever you’re looking for. And let’s not forget about project Gutenberg. As you can imagine, it’s an online library that features more than 60,000 books. You can download epubs or Kindle eBooks. There’s no better time than now to catch up on your reading. You need to take your mind off of what’s happening in the world. Reading is a therapeutic form of escape. Imagine you’re a young volunteer fighting the Spanish Civil War.

Social media

Now, it’s more important than ever to stay connected. Lack of human connection can lead to emotional distress, emotional exhaustion, not to mention stress and anxiety. You have more time to think about the bad things in life. Obviously, you end up exaggerating about it and think that the entire world is against you. It’s important to maintain close connections to remind yourself that you’re not alone in this situation. You have people who care about you and appreciate you for who you are. Having family and friends close by isn’t an option right now, which is why you should turn to social networking sites.

Contrary to popular opinion, technology doesn’t disconnect us. It brings us closer together. If your loved ones were removed from you, find a way to reach out. Go online and say hello. It may not seem as much, but it will mean the world to the person receiving the message. Technology lends well to social media. People can respond to messages from any place in the world because there are no more chunky Internet connections. So, engage with others by creating a safe space. And become part of the conversation. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t join a Facebook (News - Alert) group. It’s just an example. In addition to social sharing, there are mentoring opportunities and you can get relevant information. If you’d like to start your own blog one day, you can get tips from the insiders.

Music

Music, electronic or classic, can make you feel more optimistic about life. Pleasant tunes cause the brain to release dopamine, in other words, the happy hormone. Whenever you’re feeling down in the dumps, turn up the volume and listen to your favorite songs. No matter what is going on in your life, you will feel better. That’s a guarantee. Music opens up the possibility of relaxation. In these times, when you’re constantly bombarded, it’s worth taking the time to chill out. You can’t afford to put your mental health at risk

If you’re one of those people struggling with technology, pair music therapy with something equally helpful. Using CBD flower as an anxiety treatment is a great idea. It’s been proved that cannabidiol can relieve unpleasant effects such as increased heart rate, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. Let’s not even talk about the cannabis sativa plant, which is scientifically proven to yield optimal results.

The relationship between music and technology is pretty obvious. Digital audio technology is used to create some of the most memorable tunes. The world has evolved from phonographs to inventions like the SoundCloud. The largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is backed by music creators, listeners, and curators. Needless to say, there are other marvelous technologies that you can take advantage of, such as Deezer or Spotify (News - Alert).

Final thoughts

If some are using technology to combat the deadly coronavirus, others are resorting to technological advancements to make their lives a little bit better. If you have a hard time coping with stress, worries, and fear, don’t hesitate to turn to technology for comfort. You’re not powerless in the face of anxiety. Tech tools are your best weapons right now. If you’re feeling blue, put on your favorite tune or get your tablet and read a good book. This will get your mind off things. You can experience a sense of meaning even if you’re locked inside your home. Thanks to technology, you can get rid of anxiety in five minutes or less. Try it and see for yourself.



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