Stress. With the migration from Blackboard to Canvas this year, I definitely had my fair share. But along the way, I discovered some great online tools for helping me to manage stress that I hope you can enjoy as we approach the end of the semester. Keep calm, and study on!
Calm.com (Free online, free with in-app purchases for iPhone)
Take in calming scenes, the sounds of nature, and soothing music, or choose a guided or non-guided timed meditation (from 2-20 minutes). Perfect for deep relaxation in a short amount of time.
Manatee pictures with reassuring messages. A little bit silly, a little bit calming, and a whole lot of smile-inducing.
A simple button to make everything OK or at least give you some perspective. Warning: Does not guarantee passing test scores.
Silk (Free online, $2.99 for iOS)
“Interactive generative art.” Paint online with calming background noise.