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Handy ways technology can help us navigate our busy lives.

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With our lives becoming busier and more connected in this digital age, it’s easy to forget about ourselves. But by disconnecting from the hustle and bustle and appreciating the present moment, our mental and physical health can be greatly improved. It’s called being mindful and, thanks to technology, it’s really not that difficult at all.

From staying organised and relaxing with music, to exercising, writing and using virtual assistants, technology can help us all manage those chaotic moments in a calmer, more relaxed manner.

Here’s some handy ways that technology can be used to encourage mindfulness.

Various Samsung S9 phones showing various native apps

Stay organised and on schedule

With so many entertainment features, it can be easy to forget that smartphones are also packed with tools to help us live our hectic lives. Use your alarms to wake up on time and set timers on those daily tasks that just need to be done. Stay on top of your schedule with mobile calendars and reminders too. Remember: keep your routine, keep your sanity. Spending too much time on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat? Most smartphones will let you set time limits on your favourite apps to make sure you aren’t wasting time on screen. Manage the little things and you’ll be rewarded tenfold.

Immerse yourself in music

Listening to music is a great way to escape the busyness of the day. It gives your mind something different to focus on and can even take you on a trip down memory lane. Some genres of music are more relaxing than others, like classical or ambient, but it really just depends on personal taste. Build some soothing playlists of relaxing tunes to help calm yourself into a state of mindfulness. Create a chill electronic playlist without lyrics for work, or a gentle folk playlist for the commute home. Be mindful and watch your world go by with the perfect soundtrack.

Close up of music app on a Galaxy S9

Healthy body, healthy mind

Exercising and maintaining a healthy diet are two of the best ways to improve your physical and mental stamina. A healthy body means a healthy mind and can in turn reduce stress and anxiety. To help get in tip-top shape, check out the Samsung Health app. It tracks your performance across 39 different activities including running and cycling, from start to finish. Plus, it’ll monitor your sleep cycles to help improve your sleep habits. You can also share photos and celebrate fitness milestones with friends, and go toe-to-toe with other Samsung Health users across the globe. Get your body fit and strong so it can better practice mindfulness.

Close up of Samsung Health app on a Galaxy S9 and a woman stretching in exercise gear

Free your mind by writing it down

Do you catch yourself juggling a million things in your head? We’ve all been there and experienced the burnout that comes with it. There is a way around this though. Getting out of our own heads and onto the page is a simple yet effective form of stress relief - and it helps to keep us organised too. Try writing your to-do list in a diary or try your hand at creative writing to relieve your mind. Writing traditionally with a pen or pencil is a great way to start, but you can also use the Note9 with its S Pen. Write on your commute to work or jot down some notes while you’re out running errands. Free your mind by writing it down.

Close up of Note9 and a hand writing a memo on screen

Bixby the personal assistant

Virtual assistants are the latest in A.I. technology and are created with the sole purpose of making our lives easier. They can perform simple tasks for us, freeing us up to focus on other things. Think of Bixby, Samsung’s virtual assistant, as your personal assistant. It adapts to your needs by learning your routine, the apps you use most and even remembers what you’ve asked for and how, so it becomes more helpful over time. Tell Bixby to remind you to buy some groceries after work, and it’ll create a reminder and send you an alert when you knock off. And when you get home, it’ll remind you to resume that video you paused, exactly where you left off. Share your load with Bixby so you can fully enjoy the moment.

Close up of Galaxy S9 with calendar reminders on screen and a woman on a climbing all in the background

Use technology to be more mindful

Stay organised with Galaxy smartphones, get in shape with Samsung Health and let Bixby make the most out of your life.

Galaxy Note9

Galaxy Note9

Galaxy S9ㅣS9+

Galaxy S9ㅣS9+

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