Are you nervous, anxious, on edge? Of course you are, you're an adult in America! Today's theme is "stop stressing" where we look at ways to calm down... one method is adult coloring books, but if you're cranked up and your crayons are at home, don't blow a gasket. Holly Morgan has a way to get artistic on your phone along with two other ways your smartphone can help you chill out.
Just like kids, grown-ups love coloring and with the adult the coloring app by Zentangle, you can have all the fun without the book. Once you've downloaded the free app on your phone, choose a page from the gallery, like anti-stress therapy, creativity, free mind, and relax. It’s got a bunch of colored pencils to choose from. Tap the one you want, then tap the area you want to fill in and the app does it for you. You know what that means, right? You’ll always stay in the lines. Once you've finished your masterpiece, save it and share with your friends!
This app brings an ancient Tai Chi mindfulness practice to your phone. Set the level of difficulty and pause duration, then it coaches you towards a short meditation. Touch and follow the small dot on the screen, guide it as it grows, and eventually it'll ask you to close your eyes. This app is $1.99 and totally worth it.
3. White Noise
Get ready to drift off into dreamland with more than 40 relaxing sounds. Choose just one like campfire, or choose to listen to several together like wind, fire, and water. White Noise with run you $1.99. If sleeping isn't an issue this app also has sound choices like a vacuum cleaner to block distractions, but keep that one low around the dog.
That’s three ways to keep calm with the help of your smartphone.
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