How Parents Can Utilize Apps to Help Unwind
Whether parents need help in categorizing their photos and videos, staying fit, or planning their vacations with their families, it seems that nowadays, there’s an app that will make the process in question easier.
But when all that categorizing and planning is done, parents need to de-stress with simple relaxation activities and take an opportunity to take a breather. When the children finally go to bed and the house is quieter, this is undoubtedly the best time to relax and look at ways to relieve stress. But what if you don’t know how to unwind? Here are some apps to help you unwind and forget about the stressful schedule you have had to endure.
Bubble Wrap (Free)
Some might not understand what bubble wrap brings to the table, but popping bubble wrap can be extremely addictive. It’s endless fun, and there’s even some sort of a challenge for those who want to test their bubble-popping skills. Test your speed with the app’s timer and see just how many bubbles you can pop in less than 60 seconds.
Little Buddha (Free)
Little Buddha is as addictive but not quite as intense as the Bubble Wrap’s 60-second challenge. The app features a Little Buddha, whose belly can be rubbed. What’s great about this app is that apart from the hilarious belly-rubbing action, the Buddha gives out inspirational quotes with every tummy rub. If the first quote doesn’t give you enough inspiration, you can always just keep rubbing. Little Buddha has over 39,000 inspirational quotes to, which is perfect to start everyday off with.
iZen Garden 2 ($3.99)
iZen Garden 2 gives users a sense of peace by playing relaxing music in the background. While the music is playing, people can customize their Zen garden, with over 100 available objects to choose from such as bonsai, leaves, flowers, and stones. Users can rake their garden and create meditative circles in the sand. Lastly, for those who want to meditate in real life, there’s a built-in timer in iZen Garden that people can use to keep track of their time.
In years gone by, gaming consoles like the PlayStation and Xbox have dominated the entertainment industry. Today, however, it seems that mobile is taking the lead, and for good reason. Gaming Realms, a provider of digital games for online consumption, says that mobile is “one of the most powerful trends in the Internet landscape,” with its user base exceeding traditional computing devices way back in 2013. This year, industry experts have predicted that the amount of new apps that hit both Google Play and the App Store will break new ground, as more brands, gaming developers and companies look to launch industry-catered, ecommerce and more importantly gaming apps for this growing market place to enjoy. So, this year, expect more therapeutic games to hit the market that’ll help parents to unwind.
Do you have a favorite game that you play to unwind after a hard day? Let us know your thoughts below.