So often we find that stress is a cycle. We stress about something, then get stressed about being stressed. It’s a hard cycle to break when it feels overwhelming or out of control.
Focus on mental health and stress management techniques has grown significantly in recent years, with a number of resources emphasizing talk therapies, meditation, yoga, nature walks, and mindfulness. These methods are great for overall stress mitigation, but what about those intense moments that arrive unexpectedly?
For these moments, we have seen the value of tools and methods to help ground yourself. The CALM Device was created to help provide tools and resources to do just that. A portable, easy-to-use tool that uses pulses of vibrations to provide an anchor during rising stress. We have a passionate goal and a genuine mission to change how controlling stress can be.
Stress comes in many different shapes and sizes. That’s why we made "The Travelers Guide to Stress Management". Check it out below and explore some great ways to help reduce stress and build the right toolkit for yourself.
Talk therapies are one of the most effective ways to approach stress. Talking through your stress with a therapist can lead to reduced stress, happiness, and overall growth. It can be difficult to know where to start or who is a good fit for you. We recommend MyWellBeing to help you find the right therapist that fits your needs, without a sweat!
Podcasts can be a great way to learn about stress management and add tools to your stress management toolkit. Listening to the experiences of others and how they cope with stress can be helpful to find great techniques for yourself! A few podcasts that we recommend are 10 Percent Happier by Dan Harris, Radio Headspace by Headspace Studios and The Science of Happiness by PRX and Greater Good Science Center.
Books are a great resource to learn about new things, gain a new perspective or take a journey through a great story. Here is a shortlist of our favorite books related to stress management. Wherever You Go, There You Are is a time-honored, national best-seller about meditation and how to integrate mindfulness into everyday life. Another great book is The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness. Written by Andy Puddicombe, founder of Headspace, he is on a mission to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now. Real Happiness is New York Times Bestseller and an easy to digest read on how to start a meditation practice.
Music can be a great way to step out of the moment and relax. Whether you are worried about school, work or anything in between, a good song can help you to take a breath. If you are looking for something modern, warm and welcoming to fill the room with, give Jazz Vibes a try. Looking for something soothing and easy on the ears? Check out our favorite Classical music playlist. Need to reconnect with nature? Listen to our favorite Nature Sounds playlist to step into the forest,