• Use Technology to Put Your Mind at Ease

    In today’s society we spend hours on end looking at screens, and are continuously bombarded with notifications. It’s no surprise that we feel so wired and burned out. The fact is that overexposure to apps, data and online content can lead us to suffer from information fatigue. Read Article here.

    We could advise you to eliminate technology from your life completely, but we know that this is not possible. So if you can’t beat it, why not join it?

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    The key is just to use the right technology. There are actually plenty of apps and online services out there that can help you to feel less stressed and that can reduce information overload. Here are our top picks…

    Fabulous

    Fabulous is a cleverly constructed app for Android that can help can help to fight procrastination and change your lifestyle in a fun and effective way. Need some motivation? We highly recommend!

    Headspace

    If you feel stressed then practicing mindfulness meditation may be the perfect solution for you. Headspace is a great app that teaches you how to do so. It does cost money, but there’s an option to use the first 10 sessions free of charge before fully committing.

    Google Calendar

    Any calendar app can be a great way to check your availability and avoid over booking yourself. Google Calendar syncs with other apps and even lets you share your schedule with others too!

    Standing Orders

    Setting up some standing orders with online service providers is a great way to organise your life and is something to consider. There are some great companies out there that offer services on an automated recurring business. These include:

    • Diet companies that send ready made meals/ingredients to you on a daily basis
    • Supermarkets that let you have your weekly shop delivered to you
    • Clothes companies that send you a new outfit every month

    Virtual Assistant

    If you really struggle for time, a virtual assistant could be the answer to your prayers. Generally based in India, these affordable assistants work for you and can assist with virtually anything online. That could mean carrying out research or helping you organise a holiday!

    Todoist

    The clues in the name – Todoist is a highly rated app that works on multiple devices and allows you to create to-do lists and will remind you about them.

    Not only can these apps, software and services put your mind at ease, they should help you to become more organised and accomplish more in your day-to-day lives!

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    If you feel wired and want to change your lifestyle, contact us at Birmingham Counselling Services on 0121 314 9903 or via the Contact page to see how Counselling, Therapy and our Workshops could help you.

    Edited by Samantha Turner
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