We get it – school can be stressful; work can be stressful; life can be stressful.
The many demands of a busy, fast-paced student life can bog down even the best of us. Nobody is immune to stress, so it’s really important to find accessible and affordable ways to help de-stress yourself.
Thanks to the Internet there are many ways to escape the stress of everyday life on your phone or laptop.Â We found the top 7 websites/apps to help you de-stress:
Have you ever spent hours online, avoiding responsibilities and stressing out? Even if you’re just sitting on your computer and wasting time, it’s easy to get stressed – especially when you’re avoiding studying. Calm is a website that allows you to take a few minutesÂ and meditate. Choose between 29 different settings such asÂ Foggy Stream, Mountain Lake, Sunset Beach, and Summer Meadow. It’s a great way to takeÂ a little break from reality.
Labuat is more interactive than some of the other sites on this list, and it happens to be my personal favourite. Labuat engages you in meditation. You get to paint a picture to the classical music playing in the background. ItÂ immerses you in both aÂ visual and an audio experience. I suggest wearing headphones while on this site to get the full effect.
If you’re a student, chances are you spend a lot of time on your computer. During this time we are furiously writing papers, doing assignments, checking social media, and logging onto Blackboard and CourseLink. Sometimes we need to take a break. This website counts down from 2 minutes, and if you touch your keyboard orÂ mouse it will reset to two minutes again. It is a great way to remove yourself from technology.
Life as a student is never easy. We have toÂ juggle a lot of responsibilities and that can become overwhelming. OccasionallyÂ you might question how you will make it through with allÂ the test, assignments, Â and obligations on your plate, and you need someone to tell you it’s going to be okay. The “Make Everything OK Button” will do just that. As simple as it is,Â it’s refreshing to see all of your problems hypothetically disappear.
This is another interactive site. There is no music required for this art project, just click and drag your mouse to create some awesome designs.Â The clean and sleek layout will rid your mind of problems and clear your head. You have complete control over what you want to make. There is no time limit and there are no restrictions. Check out the lion I drew below.
Perhaps you prefer to relax on your phone and not your laptop. Headspace is an app available for both Android and iOS and aims to train your mind. Imagine going to the gym but working out your mind instead of your body. The app trains your brain, resulting in a happier and more satisfyingÂ life. If you don’t want to use this app on your phone, don’t worry, you can use it in your laptop too.
Sometimes you don’t have time to relax and stare at a screen; you need to keep working. Well, luckily there are sites out there where you can be productive and relax at the same time. Soundrown allows you to customize your own background sounds to help you concentrate. Instead of getting distracted by music or silence, Soundrown createsÂ authentic sounds to help you concentrate.
Hopefully, these sites help you relax during this semester. Still feeling the pressure? Student Lifeline is here to help.