Life can be tough sometimes, and everyone has their own way of dealing with it. Some people like to retreat to somewhere comfortable and listen to music, while others think that the best way to unwind is by surrounding themselves with the people they love the most in their life. The best advice when dealing with stress is not to get into a habit of turning to things that are not good for you. A lot of people may think that going for a run is the perfect way to become more stressed, but science has shown that it is actually quite effective at the opposite. It is also a lot better than things like smoking (nicotine is actually a stimulant and will, therefore, encourage the production of adrenaline) or drinking alcohol. Both of these things may seem like good short term options, but the problem is that these things can often make you more stressed. If you become reliant on them and then find that they are not available every time you are stressed, your stress will become compounded, and you will end up being more stressed rather than less.
However, prevention is better than the cure in lots of case, and making your life easier is a great way to avoid stress altogether rather than dealing with it when it does arise. Technology is really good at this. The capitalist system ensures that products that make our lives easier or solve some sort of problem will become popular and commercially available. You can see this in the proliferation of smartphones which are so versatile now that it can seem rather reductionist to simply describe them as phones. Here are some pieces of tech that you may want to incorporate into your life and how they can help you:
A survey conducted in 2013 found that the leading cause of stress in people’s lives is work. This was closely followed by financial problems and health. However, there is lots of tech that can help you stay on top of your work. If you want a promotion and need to impress some clients, you may want to invest in some Powerpoint training to make your pitch as seamless as possible. Another great innovation that can help you is the app Slack which is an instant messaging service you can use with your co-workers. There is nothing quite as stressful as not being able to reach people who you rely on to get a project done. However, you also have to be careful about being burnt out by your tech. France recently passed a law which gave workers the ‘right to disconnect’ from work emails. Spending too much time worrying about deadlines or sales figures will mean that you do not enjoy your personal life.
Another area of life that can be stressful is your safety. If you want to have more peace of mind when it comes to keeping your home and your family safe, you should look into getting one of the many great devices which will communicate with your phone to give you 24-hour updates on the state of your home.