Mind Your Moods: Top Tech + Gadgets For Boosting Good Feelings + Gratitude

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It’s estimated a huge 350 million people across the globe suffer from depression. From relatively mild feelings of just ‘being in a bad mood’ to chronic depression that requires medication, this condition is clearly extremely common all over the world with a variety of possible symptoms.

Whilst severe cases of depression often require professional medical attention, milder cases of depression and bad moods may simply just need extra care and self-help methods. If you’re genuinely worried and think you may be suffering severely, it’s always recommended to consult a professional for advice but, if you’re generally happy but just experience more negative mood swings than you’d like, technology might just be your answer. If you want to boost positive feeling, and your overall gratitude for life whilst reducing stress, here are some top apps and gadgets you can start using right away.

Hypnocube

Stress and bad moods can require more than just a simple stress ball, and that’s where the Hypnocube comes in. As its name suggests, it’s a small cube-shaped device that’s filled with 64 LED lights. These lights can form up to 4000 different color combinations, dazzling the viewer with hypnotic light shows and effects.

Allowing you to immerse yourself in an array of colorful lights and transitions, the Hypnocube is the perfect option if you just want to take a quick 10 minutes of quiet time to relax. This small cube will take a load off your brain and give you a moment to reflect and take time out for yourself.

Coloring Book for Me & Mandala

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#LiveActive With The Philam Vitality Active App

It is rather sad to realize that while most of us would love to enjoy the full benefits of an active and healthy life, not most of us are willing to put in the hard work that goes into achieving this goal. It is easy to include “staying healthy” or “keeping fit” in our New Year’s resolutions or goals, but sometimes it is so much easier to oversleep than to wake up early and do stretching or some exercise routine before starting your day. Most of the time it is so much more convenient to stay in the couch in front of the tellie all day rather than to walk, jog, or bike around the neighborhood. Even this mum is guilty of this!

Would you believe that among 15 Asia-Pacific countries, Philippines is at the 9th spot of last year’s Healthy Living Index? This is a clear indication that while our awareness of various health risks and concerns are high, we are still prone to unhealthy habits and poor lifestyle choices {yes, like leading half-sedentary lives!}. As mums, it really is a must that we aim to lead a healthy active lifestyle in order to be around longer for our children.

This is where Philam Life would like to intervene and be a catalyst in improving the quality of life of every Filipino. To make living active a whole lot easier and more accessible for us, they formally launched the Philam Vitality Active App on 27 February at Earth Kitchen in BGC, Makati City.

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Take A Pause From Your Devices With A Screen Time App – Rebuilding A Family

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Have you ever found yourself sitting on the living room sofa, dying to talk to your kids but couldn’t because they were too busy with their smartphones and iPads? Well, I have found myself in this situation more than once. It gets frustrating, doesn’t it? You talking and your kids sitting there, half present, occasionally granting you an “hmm”.

When it continued, I knew I had to do something. I made some rules in the house regarding device use in the living room, dining room or whenever the whole family was sitting together. They agreed to it, thankfully. It worked for a while and then the things were the same again. Because the devices were forever present with the continuous distraction of beeps and dings which are too difficult to resist.

School and Health Concerns

Apart from the fact that I was afraid my son will become incapable of human interaction, I was also concerned about his health. Although the signs have yet to show, I do not want to wait until my little one gets tired all the time, or experiences difficulty in sleeping, or worse, starts losing interest in physical activity. I do not want to stall and wait until I get a complaint from my son’s school about a drop in his performance. I knew I had to do something before it gets serious.

Jackpot: Parental Controls

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