Here Are 7 Methods To Use Your Cell Phone To Totally Relax


Cell phones are something that we use constantly. The cell phone has become an integral part of our daily lives, used for more than just making and receiving calls.

We also spot other pedestrians who appear permanently attached to their phones as we pass them. Any time you try to have a peaceful meal in a restaurant in the United States while others around you are on their cell phones, you will be rudely interrupted. You can hear cell phone conversations in the restroom stalls when you leave your table to use the facilities.

Does this cause you any more anxiety? That’s correct.

Is there any evidence that folks who stay glued to their phones have more significant stress than the rest of us? Absolutely, in my opinion. They are convinced that they “have to” keep their phones on at all times lest they miss an important message.

In the battle against stress, your phone can be your worst adversary or your best ally.

Amid all this strain and stress caused by cell phones, I developed a program to help you eliminate stress using your phone.

The Stress-Free Cell Phone Method

Core stress accounts for the vast majority of the stress we experience daily. Having to do something rather than wanting to do it is a significant source of stress.

To begin with, “I shall “have to” go to work tomorrow because it is Monday. Working is a primary stressor or a “have to” in one’s life.

Second Instance: “We’ll be getting our bonus checks in the mail tomorrow.” “Tomorrow, I hope to report for duty.” Even if you’re still heading to the office, the difference between the “have to” mindset in the first example and the “want to” one in this one is night and day.

Let’s go back to the eatery.

You’ve returned to the restaurant and settled in for a nice meal. You’re treated to the loud person asking, “Can you hear me now?” into his phone.

He replies, “Can you hear me now?” in a slightly raised voice.

Core stress is being applied to you. The tension of the cell phone user is transferred to you. You’re obligated to give this person’s words attention. You were hoping for a table at the eatery. Now that you “have to” listen to this obnoxious individual, your “want to” attitude has shifted.

You must rediscover the “want to” mentality to alter your outlook. Doing so will indeed be challenging, but you’re committed to trying.

Just take three long, deep breaths and concentrate on your table, your place setting, and the individuals you are dining with. Imagining oneself in this eatery, you might now say, “I wish I were here.” “I’m chillin’ out and handling my attitude.” “It’s on me to have a good time at this eatery.”

People who are always connected to their phones may be stressed, so keep that in mind. People fear failing and being rejected because they worry about losing something of significant worth if they do not answer quickly, utilizing their phones. They can worry about losing a significant other, an important business contact, or a possible customer. People are so afraid of being separated from their phones that they always carry them with them.

Make sure you miss the worries of those around you. Continue to take slow, deep breaths as you savor your meal.

How can I modify my responses to my mobile device?

Cell phones, like computers, aren’t going away anytime soon. They are helpful in times of crisis and symbolize our enterprises and life “in a box.” (An extremely cramped one, I should add.)

By adjusting your attitude toward your mobile device, you can develop one of the most effective methods for eliminating stress.

Exercising to Relieve Stress Caused by Cell Phones

My cell phone, a Samsung from 2013, is three years old. For my cellular needs, I rely on Verizon Wireless.

I realize some of you may not have the capabilities I will describe. Experimenting may reveal a wealth of resources within you that can be used to eradicate stress. Everyone has access to at least some abilities that can transform their mobile phone from a source of stress to an instrument for relieving it. Here are seven ways my phone may help you de-stress immediately.

First, take a deep breath as you visually search for your phone on your work desk, bedside table, or car dashboard.
Take a deep breath in and hold it for a moment. Relax and allow all the stress to leave your body.

You can practice deep breathing using your cell phone as a focus point. When under pressure, your breathing becomes shallow. If you look at your phone and then take a few deep breaths, you can eliminate any stress lingering in your body.

Second, your day planner contains the next component of your cell phone’s stress-eradicating arsenal. The planner feature seen on many modern cell phones is similar to that of the Palm Pilot.

My planner starts with a “to-do list.” When you find your agenda, write “Breathe” at the top. After all, renowned medical expert Dr. Andrew Weil says that deep breathing exercises performed regularly throughout the day are the most beneficial to the body and mind. Follow Dr. Weil’s lead. If you’re as bad at spelling as I am on your little keyboard, just type “B” for “breath.”

Focus on breathing and reviewing your “to-do” list on the phone.

My cell phone planner’s “memo pad” function is also helpful. I can type “breathe” or add a “b” here. This note is a reminder to myself to take a deep breath.

Instead of breathing profoundly or pressing b on my keyboard, I type, “I believe in you, Butch.” My dearest friend Butch passed away roughly 30 years ago, not long after he left the Marines. The slogan serves as a reminder to me that I am capable of achieving my goals. By typing in “I believe in you” and Butch’s name, I feel that I have support and that he will share in my accomplishment.

Is there a family member or acquaintance who has passed away but whom you know, deep down, would have approved of your choices? If so, why not employ that recollection as a weapon against stress?

My cell phone also has a voice memo function. My voice memo has a 60-second time limit. I can give myself a motivational speech or do a small deep breathing exercise during that time. If you’re in sales, you can adapt it into your “elevator speech” or what you say to a potential client when you first connect with them.

To listen to your stress-busting exercise or inspirational lecture whenever you choose, you can call your voice mail and record it. This is a good choice if you need more than 60 seconds.

Sixth, the omnipresent text message. Texts can be sent to everyone, including the sender. Why not send yourself a text that reads, “Take a few deep breaths and chill out today?”

Seven, making phone calls is the primary function of a mobile phone. As you dial your phone and wait for it to connect, ring, or for your call recipient to pick up or for the call to go into voice mail, take a few deep breaths and try to relax; this is exercise number seven in my program to eliminate stress caused by using a cell phone. Take a few deep breaths before you pick up the phone. You’ll be able to concentrate intently on the call you’re making on your cell phone. When you let your guard down, you’ll discover that your memory is sharper than ever when you’re under pressure.


Going to a fine restaurant during dinner can be stressful because people talk loudly on their phones and to those around them. The takeaway from this is that your phone can be used to relieve stress. You now have seven strategies at your disposal for eliminating stress with the help of your mobile device. Try implementing as many of these strategies as possible into your everyday routine.

The Stress Annihilator is Wayne F. Perkins. Wayne provides a one-hour program and a half-day session for sales and leadership teams to eradicate tension and spread optimism. Wayne also hosts stress-free getaways at the Grand Canyon and nearby Williams, Arizona. Dial (602) 647-4280 to reach Wayne Perkins right now.

“Eradicate anxiety and spread optimism.”

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