With all the demands you must deal with, and add to that the hectic lifestyle you have, it’s easy to become unbalanced physically, mentally and spiritually.
That’s why it’s so important to take better care of yourself.
Readers often ask me what anti-stress techniques and strategies do I use. I’ve created this page so you can have a handy reference to my favorite books, tools, and resources for stress management, mindfulness, finding balance, and educating myself.
This page will evolve as I discover new resources, so I’d recommend bookmarking it! Some of the links on this page may earn affiliate income for Thestressfactor.com. You can read our full disclosure here.
Mindfulness Programs To Help You
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online Course (MBRS)
There are a lot of options for mindfulness training, but we’re recommending MBRS because it’s a life-affirming course in mindful living from the comfort of your home or office. The guided mindfulness meditations—body scans, yoga, sitting meditation, and more — are all delightful to listen to and use over and over again.
We also recommend Mindfulness Daily for your journey to greater awareness. And Mindfulness Monthly — online mindfulness and meditation training that brings together leading teachers and practitioners from around the world to create a global community for mindful living.
Learn mindfulness from the comfort of your own home. Discover how mindfulness can transform anxiety, depression & stress.
Guided Meditation App
Headspace: Meditation made simple
Meditation has been practiced for centuries, but one app is making it as easy as the swipe of a smartphone. Their motto: Live a happier, healthier life with just a few minutes of meditation a day on the Headspace app. We highly recommend it.
YogaDownload offers online yoga classes you can do anywhere! It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced or brand new, they have classes and programs that fit all experience levels. I really like YogaDownload.com they have a good selection of yoga styles. You can pick the type of class you need.
Wearable Technology to Reduce Stress
TouchPoint Solution — Wearable Stress Relief Device
The claim: STRESS RELIEF — Reduce stress and anxiety by over 70% in as few as 30 seconds. Put on the stress-relief bracelets before or during a stressful situation; the gentle, haptic micro-vibrations work with your nervous system to restore your state of mind from anxious to calm. I recommend it. I just switch them on and instantly feel calmer. Amazon.
Muse The Brain-Sensing Headband — Your personal meditation assistant
Muse is all about sensing how calm you are by using EEG sensors. The goal is to improve the quality of your meditation. It’s simple to use. Put the headset on, start the app, and close your eyes. Complete the breathing exercises to the sounds a beach or rainforest. After a few Muse meditation sessions, I felt calmer and more relaxed.
Spire Stone — Wearable Stress Management
Clip it to your belt, and this device will monitor your stress by measuring your breath, and alert you to sudden changes. Remember: your breath is the number indicator of your stress levels.