Tweeds, cords and 70s style are back in trend this season. But when it comes to be fashionable and go with the flow, there’s more than upgrading your wardrobe. Indeed, everyday tech — or almost everyday technology – plays a huge role in this season’s style and feelings. They don’t only define your personality, but they can be a major part of your wellbeing and your mental health throughout the saddest season of the year. Indeed, it’s no chance that the back to school period coincides with the apparition of depressive mood and lack of motivation. SAD is coming back in force through September if you’re in the northern hemisphere and it’s there to stay until next spring. For everyone else, it’s just the end of the holiday. So, here are some tech tips that will keep your mood flying high and bright.
Goodbye fitness trackers
Activities trackers as wristbands, watches, and apps are officially on the way out. The reason is simple: They don’t always help. In fact, the best thing that your fitness tracker is going to do during the next season is to keep you indoors and sweat. While there’s nothing wrong about staying active, trackers have been linked to obsessive behaviours – aka, I have to beat my time –, unhealthy diets and overtraining. As none of this is helping your mental health, it’s time to switch for new tech items.
Immersive sound experience
Music is said to be good for the soul. In reality, listening to music encourages new brain connections to form, which actively disrupt the typical SAD patterns. Music can elevate your mood, soothe your pains, and even defuse your anger – making you less receptive to an affective disorder. That’s precisely why you need to invest in a quality sound system that can pick up your mood at any time. Sit down, put your favourite record on and let the sound surround you. Homemation have brought superior speakers and soundbars to the market that are not only elegant, but that also build the perfect immersive music environment.
Ultimately, going outside improves your mood. You don’t need to be surrounded by a wild natural environment to feel the benefits of outdoors activities. Spending a couple of hours in a park in the middle of town can lower your stress levels significantly. While there is a choice of activities you can do outside, you should consider something that keeps your mind engaged such as flying drones or riding a bicycle – view site here for more info on drones. It’s also a good idea to keep a GoPro camera; you could share the film on social media.
Mood trackers – no more stress
How do you feel? Behind this apparently innocent question hides the pain of depression and anxiety disorders. More and more young adults struggle with mental health issues in silence. A mood tracker in the shape of an app can help you to identify potential problems before they take over your life. Similar to the mood tracking system that has developed with journaling, you’ll find that apps encourage you to monitor your mood regularly.
MR LEE FRASER