relaxation

Noizio Plays Ambient Sounds To Help You Focus

Mac: There are plenty of tools to help you focus with a little ambient sound, whether it’s raindrops falling, the buzz of a cafe or something else. Noizio is a little different, because it brings those sounds to the desktop in the form of a menubar app for your Mac.


Why Anxiety Wakes You Up At Night, And How To Reclaim Your Rest

Waking up in the middle of the night with anxiety can ruin anyone’s night. You’re panicked, frustrated, worried, and you may not sleep well even if you do manage to doze. You don’t have to sit awake all night though. Here’s how anxiety messes with our sleep, and how you can fight back.


Book A 'Microadventure' When You Don't Have Time To Travel

Most people think that travel is something you have to save up for, both time and money-wise. But if you’re lacking in either (or both), consider planning a microadventure — a short, local, inexpensive activity to de-stress.


'Stop, Breathe & Think' Customises Meditations For Beginners

iOS/Android/Web: If you’re trying to do more mindful meditation, you may need some help starting out. This app reminds you to meditate during the day and gives you easy suggestions for your first few times.


Bill Murray's Advice On Relaxing Your Way To High Performance

Although you might be passionate about what you do, you don’t need to be stressed to do it well. In fact, you may actually perform your best when you’re the most relaxed.


Free Sleep Sounds Plays Soothing Sounds To Help You Relax Or Doze Off

iOS: If you could use a little help falling asleep, Free Sleep Sounds for iPhone offers a library of nature and other soothing sounds to help you relax after a long day. You get long, real recordings too, not short loops, and a sleep timer so your phone isn’t on all night.


Stop Trying To 'Earn' Leisure And Put Relaxation On Your To-Do List

Many of us feel like we have to justify doing nothing. Even if you’re not a workaholic, you’ve probably felt guilty at some point for watching TV instead of getting things done. If so, chances are you have your priorities mixed up.


Doze Endlessly Streams Relaxing Music Without Ads

Android: The next time you need to meditate, relax or fall asleep, fire up Doze on your Android phone and let its relaxing sounds take over. The app has a minimalistic interface and is completely free, without any ads.


Lift's Guide To Meditation Is A Data-Driven Introduction For Beginners

You already know that meditation has real benefits, both emotionally and physically, but getting started is easier said than done. Finding the right type of meditation for you can be difficult. That’s why the team at Lift put together this guide for beginners who want a more instructive approach.


This Music Is Designed To Help You Relax And Sleep

The right kind of music can soothe us into a perfect state of relaxation. Add this scientifically based, hour-long video to your nighttime playlist to get more sleep.