We all experience a fair share of stress in our lives, so why not arm yourself with a gadget or 10 to help reduce it when you do have to deal with it? Stress relief relies on many factors, but a gadget can help in moments of stress. These should help to get you started.
Top 10 Stress Relief Gadgets
1. Handstands Cyber Gel Squeeze Ball
These 2 &1/4 inch balls will help ease muscle tension and improve how you feel instantly. Its more of a ‘count to 10 while using the stress ball’ thing.
2. SOUND+SLEEP Adaptive Sound Machine
Looking for something to drown out the stress-inducing sounds of a noisy office or home? This Sound+Sleep machine is pretty much the best product you’ll find. As the name suggests, this device can be used as a sleep aid, but its soundscapes can also be used in a relaxing, stress-relieving context.
3. Mindplace Procyon AVS System Light and Sound Meditation Mind Machine
The Procyon includes 50 unique, pre-programmed light and sound sequences (called sessions, or programs) within its internal memory, each designed with a specific goal in mind… It will help you chill during the day and it will help you meditate whenever you choose The ratings and its popularity speaks for itself.
4. totalElement 64 Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets
This is a great gadget to have sitting around your desk within reach. They’re tiny magnetic cubes that allow you to form really awesome shapes. Needless to say, they keep you focused on something completely unrelated to stress the whole time you’re fidgeting with them. I especially recommend these for those of you who have to be on the phone fairly often at work. If you’re like me and you doodle on a notepad or something similar, this is a good alternative.
5. Desktop Punching Bag
This is more of a fun desktop toy than a stress reliever, but for someone who wants to relieve some pent up energy, offload it on this desktop punch bag.
6. Complete Back and Neck Pain Relief Acupressure Set
You are buying a padded mat with a lot of sharp (though not sharp enough to puncture) plastic points. It’s going to hurt the first time you use it, or at least be a little uncomfortable if you’re not accustomed to laying on spikes. Having said that, you have to give it time. You should know what you’re spending money on and at least attempt to stick it out.
7. Therapeutic Head Scalp Massager
These are great stress relievers and make a great gift for anyone. They are well made, the tips are well-rounded (so they don’t scratch the scalp) and the “legs” are soft. Great for busting that stress!
8.The Body Massage Mat
This mat is a great solution for when your stress manifests itself physically. Simply lay it across the floor, bed, couch, or other similar flat/comfy surface, then let the Body Massage Mat do its thing.
9. Gaiam Balance Ball Chair
The way this chair differs from others is that it doesn’t compress discs in the spine. Additionally, it promotes balance and good posture, all while strengthening ab muscles as well. If you spend a lot of time at the computer, you will love this.
10. Apple iPad with Retina Display
As a bonus mention, the iPad 2 is a handheld treasure trove of stress relief, thanks to Apple’s robust app store. The iPad holds the key of relief to your lock of stress. Between storm simulators, white noise apps, HD time-lapsed landscapes and more, the iPad is a great source of stress relief.