If your work comprises mainly of staying in front of the computer for long hours without facebook, youtube on any entertainment then it might be a bit stressful. You might want to try traditional stress relief like the gaba supplement or visiting this day spa Christchurch, but now you can also try these websites to relax online and get some quick relief from your stress.
Calm Yourself Online : Websites, Tools to Help You Relax
# Website to Relax Online
Check out the website www.donothingfor2minutes.com (Do Nothing For 2 Minutes) which challenges you to do absolutely nothing on your computer for the next 2 mins. This site checks for movements in the mouse cursor or a keyboard use which will fail you.
The basic idea is to keep yourself still, calm for 2 minutes (which can seem hard at the beginning) and listen to the waves while watching the sunset. Seriously … believe me, it really can calm you down if you can visualise yourself at a beach and you hear only the sound of the waves on the website. Give it a try for 2mins from your busy 12hrs.
# Calm Yourself with Sounds of the Rain Online
RainyMood (www.rainymood.com) features a 15-minute high-quality loop of various types of free white noise including gentle rain sound, accompanied by thunder and chirping birds. Relax online with the sound of rain. White noise is believed to help with relaxation.
Learn to relax by slowing down and eliminating busywork from your stressed-out life. Work smarter and harder without caffeine. Some people say it helps babies to sleep. Increase your productivity and get more done at work or school. You might need to buy an umbrella.
# Free Virtual Aquarium on your Desktop
If you are relaxed by watching fish swimming in an aquarium, then here is the screen. Then watch realistic colourful fish swimming around in your own desktop aquarium with bubbles and sound effects. Dream Aquarium (download) is a next-generation virtual aquarium & screensaver that brings the beauty of lush freshwater aquariums to your computer with unsurpassed realism.
# Give your Eyes a Break. Take Care of Eye Strains
EyeDefender (Link) is a rest reminder windows tray application designed to prevent computer vision syndrome resulting from working on a computer for hours. EyeDefender prevents other problems related to computer use, which require a computer user to take short breaks for 20 seconds etc.
Workrave (Link) is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit.
A rule suggested by eye doctors is the 20-20-20 rule which suggest that after every 20 minutes, you should take a break for minimum 20 seconds and look at objects that are atleast 20 feet away.