Recently in one moment and suddenly, I felt overwhelmed with my fast-paced life. I started to find myself careless of matters I should pay more attention to, and caring about things that should not matter much. All of us can be caught in the cycle of our daily lives and the entangled nonstop thoughts and conversations in our heads, therefore I turned to technology to help myself calm, loose the stress and be more focus, present and mindful. Most important of all, be awake and not loose myself to the ebb and flow of everyday struggles. What I found is that technology helps a lot in the process of healing, as long as you take control and do not let it control you. Here is a list of 5 tech ideas you can use to empower your spirit and mind, and one more that is not related to technology.
Group visual healing
Few weeks ago, World Pulse community champions had an online self-care call as our good WP mentor and friend Sarah Whitten-Grigsby guided us through a relaxing visual healing. The session really helped us relax, let the stress leave us like heat waves, and relieved the tension from our shoulders and jaws.
Means of free communication that technology provide us can help in organising a healing session where a group of women can talk about their problems and consult for solutions, or for a visual healing where one guru can guide the rest in a spiritual healing journey for a certain time.
Sleep Cycle App
I was learning about our unconscious journey during our sleep, and I learned that we go through sleep cycles range from light sleep to deep sleep, and it is better for us to wake up during our light sleep phase as we will be more refreshed and active, while waking up during the deep sleep phase will make us feel that we did’t get enough sleep even if it was for 8 hours. I found a sleep time app and I downloaded on my mobile which calculates my sleep cycles and what is the best time to wake up. The app adjusts my alarm in my phone to wake me up during that time.
There are many free app to help you meditate and calm your agitation. Some apps are designed to guide you through the mediation by voice instructions and soothing background sounds, send you reminders, keep a calander of the days you meditated in and the duration of the meditation session. I use an app called Calm.
Well, I am pretty new in this field, but I downloaded an app recently, tried the free session, and when I finished I felt empowered and there, inside myself not outside. So you can try this one out and see if it works for you. I used an app called Mindify.
Find it Online
Since the first day I tried Yoga I was hooked, but there is always the issue of time and money, so I looked it up on Youtube and I found the same 90 minutes session uploaded online with the same routine. Search the net for what you like, you might find it there.
Unplug and Reach Out Physically
This option is not related to technology. Sometimes technology itself is a headache, and many of us feel the need to just unplug to regain our real selves and do more physical interaction with the outside world. Some people deactivate their social networks when they feel consumed by the ongoing conversations taking place there. Detach yourself from the box and reach out for those who want to be present with you.