Apps and gadgets to calm the stressed out geek
Chinese Baoding balls
Rotate these Baoding stress balls in your hand and relax. They also help move your hands around after a long day on the keyboard.
Learn to meditate and be mindful with this simple Headspace app, which takes you through the steps you need to learn to meditate. Add-on packages are available with a subscription.
Click, roll, spin, or glide your fingers over this fidget ring gadget whilst breathing deeply and reducing your stress.
Levoit Himalayan salt lamp
Plug the Levoit Salt lamp into the USB port on your PC. It is supposed to "emit negative ions to fight electromagnetic radiation." I am not sure if that happens, but the dimmable gentle pink glow is very soothing when working late at night on a work deadline.
Learn how to breathe properly and relax in stressful situations with Prana Breath. It has reminders to enable you to de-stress every day.
Handheld scalp massager
Keep this scalp massager by your laptop and give your head a good scratch when that stress headache starts to form.
The What's Up app helps you cope with depression, anxiety, anger, and stress. It helps you overcome negative thinking patterns and negative feelings.
If you can not sleep due to worrying, try the sleep sound machine that plays soundscapes, masking the sounds that keep you awake and soothing your anxiety.
Squish this peach-shaped stress ball and watch its slow return to shape as your anxiety fades away.
Move the liquid paperweight around and watch the waves move the clown fish around. Worry about why the fish are swimming above the wave and less about your job.