Tech Tools Offer Relaxation Techniques
2016-05-18 20:00:13

We all experience tension in our lives. In fact, technology can often be a source of the tension.(1)

But technology can also help us relax and think less about our troubles.(2)

Sometimes, Facebook posts, tweets, or web news reports can be upsetting.(3)
有时,facebook,微博,或者 web 新闻报道可以镦粗。

Emails can also bring bad news, like criticism from a boss or angry words from a friend.(4)

It can be tempting to step away from technology. But perhaps technology offers some solutions to life’s tensions, instead.(5)

There are some tech tools designed to help people relax.(6)

Soothing Sounds(7)

Sound can have a major effect on a person’s state of mind. Filling a space with peaceful music can ease nerves.(8)

YouTube offers hours of videos with calming music.(9)
YouTube 提供小时的视频与舒缓的音乐。

Type “relaxing music for stress relief” in the YouTube search box.(10)
在 youtube 上搜索框中键入"缓解压力的放松音乐"。

Spotify is another online service where soothing sounds can be found. Check out the playlist, “Pure Relaxation.”(11)
Spotify 是另一个在线服务可以发现听舒缓的音乐。查阅该播放列表,"纯粹的放松"。

Sounds of Nature(12)

Humanity produces a lot of noise – car horns, televisions, airplanes and crowds.(13)
人类产生大量的噪音 — — 汽车喇叭、 电视、 飞机和人群。

But there are sound effect apps that can help drown out that stressful noise.(14)

Listen to recorded nature instead, like ocean waves, raindrops, birds singing and crickets chirping.(15)
听录音性质相反,像大海的波浪、 雨滴、 鸟儿的歌唱和蟋蟀的叫声。

Many free apps provide such sounds.(16)

Check out “Free Relaxing Sounds of Nature for iPhone” and “Relax and Sleep for Android.”(17)
查阅"自由休闲天籁之音为 iPhone"和"放松和睡眠安卓系统"。

Trying to get your baby to sleep? Try the app "Sound Sleeper for iPhone" and Android.(18)
试图让你的宝宝睡觉吗?尝试"iPhone 声轨枕"app 和 Android。

平静 is a website with tranquil sounds, soothing images and guided meditation.(20) 是一个网站与宁静的声音,舒缓的图像和引导冥想。

Choose between timed or open meditation for a single session. There are also longer-term programs available.(21)

A YouTube video provides an example of meditation.(22)
YouTube 视频提供 冥想的示例。

The website also offers videos designed to ease worries. The videos include scenes of nature, such as clouds, ocean and the beach at sunset.(23)
该网站还提供视频旨在缓解忧虑。这些视频都包含的性质,如云层、 海洋和沙滩日落时的场景。 is free. More advanced meditation programs are available for purchase. A Calm app is free for iPhone and Android.(24) 是免费的。更先进的禅修课程也可购买。一个平静的应用程序是免费的 iPhone 和 Android。


Flowy is an electronic game developed to help users fight panic and anxiety attacks.(26)

The designers said they based the game on findings from a group of studies about how to ease anxiety. Flowy teaches controlled breathing.(27)

The developers say that by playing Flowy for 90 seconds a day, users can learn to breathe better and become calmer.(28)
开发商说,通过 90 秒钟一天玩 Flowy,用户可以学会更好地呼吸,反而变得平静。

The website says Flowy “produced measurable decreases in anxiety and panic symptoms” during testing.(29)

Flowy puts the user on a boat in the middle of the ocean where he or she must sail the captain home.(30)

The app guides the user to breathe rhythmically to power the boat across the water.(31)

Tap the screen to steer the boat to collect coins and avoid obstacles.(32)

Flowy is available as a free app.(33)


Problem-solving can help redirect thoughts. Puzzle apps and websites can help the brain work on solving problems.(35)

The skills used to solve puzzles may help solve real life problems.(36)

There are many games that are easy to learn but difficult to master, like Curvy.(37)
有许多游戏都是简单易学,但难于掌握,像 Curvy。

It is a free online puzzle game where the user spins and connects tiles to complete a circuit.(38)

Flow is a free app for iPhone and Android. In that game, users connect colored pipes on a grid without crossing or overlapping them.(39)
流是一个免费 iPhone 和 Android 应用程式。在那场比赛,用户不用交叉或重叠他们连接在网格上的彩色的管道。

Ball Smash! is a free app for Android and iPhone that requires users to clear a board of colored balls by smashing them into each other.(40)
球扣杀 !Android 和 iPhone,要求用户通过砸对方清除彩球董事会是一个免费的应用程序。


Do Nothing for 2 Minutes(42)
什么也不做 2 分钟

By taking a two-minute break, you may become calmer.(43)

Do Nothing for 2 Minutes is a website from It helps you take breaks during the day.(44)
做为 2 分钟,什么都不是一个从 网站。它可以帮助您在白天休息。

Head to the website and enjoy a beautiful image and calming sounds.(45)

A timer counts down two minutes during which you are supposed to do nothing.(46)

If you move the mouse, touch the keyboard or take other action, the clock stops and the two minutes begin again.(47)
如果你移动鼠标、 触摸键盘或采取其他行动,时钟停止,两分钟内重新开始。

Weave Silk(48)

Make the world a more beautiful place as you forget your troubles.(49)

Weave Silk is a website that lets the user create art by dragging a cursor around the computer screen.(50)

Creations can be shared with others.(51)

Weave Silk is also available as an app for iPhone and iPad.(52)
编织丝现作为 iPhone 和 iPad 应用程序。

The website is free, but the app costs money.(53)

Make Everything OK(54)

Did you ever wish for a website that would solve all your problems? Make Everything OK tries to do just that.(55)
您是否曾希望的一个网站,会解决你所有的问题?使一切 OK 试图做到这一点。

Click the button at the Make Everything OK website and watch the magic happen.(56)
单击按钮,使一切 OK 网站和观看魔术发生。

I’m Caty Weaver.(57)
我是凯缇 · 韦弗。

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