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How to Use Technology to Achieve Creative Calmness

by Kevin Bellah

When you’re stressed or full of anxiety, it can be challenging to calm down when you need to focus. Whether you’re trying to be creative by doing something new, or you’re feeling overwhelmed when tackling daily responsibilities, there are ways you can use technology to achieve calmness. You don’t have to be an artist to be creative, but sometimes it helps to use technology to help you see things differently to make things more exciting or easier to achieve. There are endless ways to use technology to get things done, but when you need some inspiration for creative calmness, the following points can help you get started.

Tap into a Hobby 

Hobbies are a great place to start when you need to destress. Sometimes engaging in your favorite hobbies lead to boredom. Whether you’re stuck at home, looking to pass the time, or you want to tap into your creative space, your interests are an excellent place to start. If you’re interested in doing something new and different with your favorite hobby, do some research and learn about new apps, devices, or software available. You can download an app to help you learn how to draw, play an instrument like the guitar, or take better photos. You can even connect with others who share the same interests in hobbies through a social app called Hobify.

Wait, There’s an App for That? 

Sometimes getting out of your comfort zone can help you relax, get creative, or both. If you’re looking for miscellaneous fun or something out of the ordinary, consider doing a search on apps you didn’t know existed. You can find some weird yet intriguing ideas that may help you be creative in ways you never thought. There are quirky apps that help you analyze things from a new perspective, such as your sleep patterns, favorite websites you like to visit, and even an app that tells you when it’s the best time to go to the potty when watching a movie.

Explore Ways to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health 

Your physical and emotional health may benefit from various apps, computer software, and devices designed to help people achieve personal goals of self-improvement. Such apps include health, fitness, wellness, and therapy options.  You can also find apps that allow people to share stories about current or past events in their life that not only help them heal but may help others cope with their problems. You can connect with counselors, therapists, and physicians with training and experience. 

Many are taking advantage of websites and apps, providing one-on-one support to help them get through personal problems such as anxiety. For example, BetterHelp provides online therapy and counseling you can access from any mobile device or your computer. Their services help people get support and solutions to problems affecting their daily living. 

Perhaps you have a personal concern related to your wellbeing, such as substance abuse, or you want peer support. There are internet-based support groups helping users connect with others while making it easier to reveal their struggles. Learn new ways to exercise through apps guiding mindfulness, relaxation, acupuncture, yoga, and even apps providing self-help for stress management. You may be interested to learn about smart devices to help you deal with chronic pain, posture, and sleep. 

Get Creative with Your Thoughts 

Studies have shown when the mind is at rest; it is easier to get creative. Besides talking to someone about what’s on your mind, consider writing about it. Besides using apps and software to help with editing and proofreading, you can get really creative with your thoughts using options to help you write a book, improve your skills, or make money if you have a passion for writing. 

Maybe you have the interest to write a script for a movie or a new game? You can also consider writing apps and software alternatives to Microsoft Word with unique features to make writing time more productive. And yes, there are apps to help you with writers’ block, character development, plots, and settings. You can do an online search to learn about dozens of different writing literary devices and gadgets to use for writing to take your ideas in a new direction. 

Color and Art Therapy 

You can check out online coloring pages for adults that let you print out the content or color digitally on the screen. There are children and adult coloring apps that include color by numbers great for iPads and tablets. For those who want more color and creativity, there are drawing apps for digital art concepts for sketching and photos. There are apps and computer software for people with a deep appreciation for art and color. The free Google Arts & Culture app lets users view and admire different forms of conceptual art. 

Since there are many ways to use technology to achieve creative calmness, you’re sure to find something to enhance your mood, your mind, and overall wellbeing. 

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