Let’s be honest: despite the benefits of our brave new world of instant communication and rapidly advancing technology, there are some real downsides too. As a society, we have never been more aware of international disaster, and setting boundaries around when and how we absorb information has never been more challenging. When things are stressful, it can be easy to get caught in the social media vortex with no clear escape and no way to calm down.
But the tiny computer in our pockets can be our friend, not just our frenemy. You just need to know where to find the pockets of quiet it can provide.
Here are some gentle, meditative, kind experiences you can access on your phone. Where social media might spin us out, these gentle, meditative games can be fun distractions, panic attack circuit-breakers, or even help us be kinder to ourselves.