Gadgets to fight stress
Hip to be square
Fidget cubes are slightly less school-yard than craze de jour, the fidget spinner, but the principle is the same.
This has six sides, allowing you to glide, flip, roll and click for when you need to sharpen your focus. No batteries are required, and the design is inspired by traditional worry stones.
Fidget cube, €12.99; smythstoys.com
Give yourself a breather with this mini board. You paint on the surface with water - it comes with a brush - and see your designs appear.
As the water evaporates, your masterpiece fades, encouraging you to "let go". This five-inch board takes up little desk space and has an easel stand.
Mini Zen Buddha Board, €11.19; amazon.co.uk
From the same people who created the lava lamp, this hand-held gadget is deeply relaxing. Turn it on and it shines a colour of your choice, or goes through the whole spectrum. It's rechargeable and lasts from six to eight hours, and is also splash-proof for outside use.
Mathmos Aduki Light, €63.15; amazon.co.uk
Stress often accelerates your heart rate, so if you are aware of that happening, you can do something to calm down. Pricier than your average stress ball, the hand-held emWave2 monitors your heart rhythms and stores the data, which you can download, helping you to plan ways to slow your heart rate.
emWave2, €189.43; heartmath.co.uk
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