Feeling stressed? I have 2 great solutions!
The words I hear over and over from clients and peers, is that everyone is “under too much stress” or “I am all stressed out” or “the stress of being self-employed is too much”, and while I totally understand the feeling there are many ways to overcome that stress.
When I offer one-on-one mentoring for you and your business, I can teach you how to better organize your time, become more productive, stay on track and eliminate a lot of stress. But today I want to share 2 things I do every day – things that help me beat stress back into a corner!
#1 – the App – CALM
It is not all woo woo, believe me. You can get a free version at the App store. You can choose a photo that is soothing to you. Each photo has sounds that go along with it to further make you take 5 and relax. What I love about this app is that sporadically pops up on your phone and asks you to take a few minutes for CALM.
Often I can’t at that moment, but if I can I do it immediately. Taking 2-5 minutes to breathe deeply, listen to soothing sounds which allows me to refocus. Sometimes when I feel the stress encroaching on me, I tap the App and the first thing it says is “take a deep breath” my chosen photo appears, and does the sound of flowing water and chirping birds. You can leave that on and continue to work and just be more relaxed.
Or you can hit the Meditate button, where you will get several options. I have since upgraded to the paid App, as I find it does the trick for me. What have you got to lose, download the App and give it a try! (And NO, I don’t get paid for talking about this!)
#2 – the App – Color Therapy
Maybe you find this a bit ridiculous, adults coloring? Trust me, this is the best thing I have done for myself in the last few months. This App, and there are many others, has great designs and some limited colors available. They are offering new designs on a regular basis at no charge. You can do some upgrading by liking them on Instagram, posting 5 designs etc.
But you don’t need to upgrade to get relaxation. I have this on my iPhone and my iPad. I can color while waiting at the airport, on the plane, waiting at the Dr’s office, or late in the evening when I need to clear my brain and wind down so I can go to sleep.
And for a double dose after a truly stressful day, I color while listening to my CALM!
If you decide to try them out, please let me know what you thought. Did either of them help you, and if so, why? If you start coloring, share your photos on Instagram and Facebook, and show others how you eliminate stress.