How Technology Can Help Reduce Stress

Technology can be a great addition to our lives. It helps us stay connected, keep our important things safer, and give those we love more independence. This extra peace of mind can promote feelings of positivity and help alleviate the worries of everyday life. 

But stress can have a negative impact on our mental health and overall wellbeing. It can affect our sleep, our work – all aspects of our lives. Here, we’ve explored the ways technology can help tackle daily stress and how you can build healthy tech habits to stay on top of the day-to-day.

How Technology Can Help Reduce Stress

Take a moment with stress-relieving apps

With more of us beginning to understand the benefits of practises like mindfulness, meditation apps like Headspace are becoming popular as a tool to show us how to reduce stress. They can be used to help you take a slice of the day to catch your breath, fall asleep easier, and reduce anxiety. 

Personal Zen is a brain-training game designed to relieve stress by shifting your focus onto the positive. It tracks your progress over time and gives you a personalised goal each day depending on how you’re feeling. 

How Technology Can Help Reduce Stress

Create a smart home with virtual assistants and smart security

List lovers, rejoice. You can stay extra organised and make your lists easy to update by using a virtual assistant technology, like Alexa or Google Home.

You can also use smart home devices like these to set alarms and timers to stay on task. No more burning banana bread or being so caught up in a work project that you almost forget to pick the kids up from school. 

Security cameras can also give added reassurance, keeping your home protected with smart video monitoring that you can check from your phone. Reolink Go is a 100% wire-free mobile HD security camera, so you’ll never have issues trying to find a power source or spend time detangling cords. The camera is compatible with the Vodafone Smart SIM (subscription required) to operate on 4G, making it ideal for areas with limited or no Wi-Fi. The smart camera now comes with 3 months of free Vodafone Smart SIM connectivity for new Reolink Go customers*

Completely portable, Reolink Go works anywhere, anytime. It has a long-lasting rechargeable (and solar powered) battery, helping you save money (and the planet). The smart camera is certified waterproof and will stand tough against rain, intense cold, and heat, making it perfect for security outside of the home, such as construction sites and warehouses, for example – providing there’s network connectivity.

You can sleep soundly knowing that the Starlight night vision captures the smallest details in low light up to 33 feet, and the wide 110 degree field of 1080p vision reduces blind spots. A PIR sensor, or Passive Infrared Sensor,  detects movement and will alert you if anything is wrong, prompting you to check the live view via the Reolink app.

How Technology Can Help Reduce Stress

Get some exercise with smart tech

Physical activity is one of the most effective ways to boost our mood and enhance wellbeing. Cycling is a good way to start building exercise into your routine, as it’s low impact and you can be in total control of the intensity level. It gets you out into nature, which is beneficial for our mental health, and it’s also an environmentally friendly way to get around, too 

Curve Bike light & GPS tracker clips to your seatpost and uses smart technology to personalise your experience, see your ride history as well as other insights as you build up more time on the saddle

Making a pit stop? The GPS lets you view your bike’s location through your phone when it’s not with you. So if it moves, you can easily follow it in the app. This all-in-one bike safety solution will also help keep you safe on and off the road. With an intelligent rear brake light that responds to speed plus Impact Detection and Help Alerts, that will let family and friends if you need help, you’ll ride with confidence.

How Technology Can Help Reduce Stress

Keep items safer and connected

Being able to stay connected to your favourite things is important. Curve, the Smart GPS Tracker comes with a handy keyring that attaches to almost anything, so you can keep tabs on your keys, bags or even your car. Its Vodafone Smart SIM means you can see where your Curve is (through your phone), even if it’s far away.

You can also keep tabs on your pet. Curve Pet tracker pack’s clip secures to your pet’s collar or harness so you can follow every paw print. The Pet tracker clip can also be purchased separately if you already own Curve. Designed to withstand wet and muddy walks, you’ll always be ready for an adventure.

How Technology Can Help Reduce Stress

Take time for yourself

You can’t pour from an empty cup. So be sure to schedule regular breaks during the day to help you re-energise and avoid burnout. Weekends are the perfect occasion to relax and take time for you, doing the things you enjoy. 

Smart technology lets us connect different parts of our world in a way that’s designed to make everyday lives easier. Simplifying our mental load can reduce stress levels and help keep our worries in check. Discover what smart tech could offer you by visiting the Designed & Connected by Vodafone collection.

*Offer provided by Vodafone Ltd, subject to the terms and conditions, to access Smart SIM connectivity (‘Service’) for an initial free period of three (3) months commencing on the date you register your Reolink Go 4G Camera on the Vodafone Smart App and activate the Service. After the offer period the service automatically renews onto a charged monthly plan unless you terminate the Service 48 hours before the offer period ends. Full terms and conditions can be found at: http://www.vodafone.co.uk/VSim  and charges at: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/consumer/Vodafone-V/V-Charging-Guide/
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Curve Bike light and GPS Tracker app controlled features and accuracy of location subject to Vodafone network coverage and GPS signal. Not all movements or impacts may be detected and the device is not connected to the brake on the bike and instead detects deceleration, so may not detect all braking occurrences  Connectivity subscription required and Terms apply. See FAQs for more info. Never operate your phone when cycling and continue to use all additional safety measures you would normally take when operating a bike.
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