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De-stress tips with just using your smartphone

by Grace Sundram

More than 31 million people in Malaysia are now living under the country’s toughest level of coronavirus restrictions under the second Movement Control Order (MCO 2.0). This is such a difficult time for most of us as we are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming that can cause strong emotions in both adults and children. As much as many of us are still affected by the lockdown, it’s safe to say that we are able to cope with the situation gradually.

While we all have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, we’d like to share some healthy ways on how to cope with stress by just using your smartphone. We will be illustrating the de-stress tips with the Galaxy S21+ 5G that we received for review.

Streaming Netflix


Movies will forever be the go-to way to help us calm down after a rough day.  Netflix also offers 125 million hours of movies and shows that can be instantly streamed to your smartphone. You could even use these movies/TV shows to help you fall asleep if you want.

Some Netflix Picks to put on the next time you’re feeling stressed; which guaranteed to help take your mind off COVID-19, in one way or another. Netflix on to next time you’re feeling stressed; which guaranteed to help take your mind off.

Selling Sunset


A perfect mix of luxe real estate meets major drama.

Bling Empire


A dazzling reality show on some of the wealthiest Asians in Los Angeles

Rupaul’s drag race


A bold, brilliant, funny and hilarious drag version of America’s Next Top Model.



An educational, entertaining, and entirely self-contained to a single per-episode topic.

Listen to relaxing music via Spotify

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The right music has the power to take away all of your worries. Simply create your favourite playlist of relaxing tracks and listen to it whenever you feel stressed. Dim the lights, sit alone, turn on your diffuser and focus on your breathing. Feel your heartbeat. Observe your mind and the thoughts that arise. If it’s a good thought, hold on to it and make sure you let go of all the negative ones.

Here are some Spotify Playlists to help you de-stress and chill out:

Relax & Unwind 

Let your worries and cares slip away.

Hanging out and Relaxing 

The perfect playlist to just sit back and chill out with.

Lie down and close your eyes

Calm down with this chilled-out playlist.

Relax Yoga Mantras

Peace for your heart and calm for the mind.

Workout and Stress Relief

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Just getting up and moving around is a powerful way to reduce stress. It allows our muscles to move, encourages good bloody flow and helps us feel more active and energised. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which are hormones that fight stress.

There are thousands of workout videos you can find from YouTube and they are completely free! Find out how different types of workout, from tai chi to yoga, can lower stress while supplying other benefits. You’re sure to find an option that fits your lifestyle perfectly.

Online games that will help you de-stress

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Smartphones have almost entirely replaced handheld consoles for gaming as they often have excellent screens and plenty of power. Not to mention, the Google Play Store also comes with a large and ever-growing selection of games.

Research indicates that some online games may offer benefits in the way of relaxation and relieving stress. Hence why we’ve picked out a few that ought to help and keep your mind busy during the boring days. The following selection of online games will help you find some inner peace and on top of that, it is entirely free.

Home Sheep Home

You will be hooked by the adorable characters and laid back style of play.


A seduction filled theme, many worthy prizes, and all-round great bonus features.

Candy Crush Saga

The legend of calming games; it sure worked as a great stress buster.


Create, play, share jigsaw puzzles and compete with other users.

Top flagship models like the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G does a superb job when it comes to gaming. Huge credit to its stunning screens and high-end specs. I am so impressed with the dynamic display that comes with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. If you’re playing a game, for example, the refresh rate maxes out at 120Hz that offers you a super-smooth graphic.

Photography as self-therapy

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Have you ever felt stressed and overwhelmed with life — and went out with a walk with your camera, and instantly felt much better? Yes, photography is a great tool to overcome stress, social anxiety, and as a way of creative self-expression.


The Samsung S21+ 5G camera is first class, with a huge zoom, 8K video and three zoom lenses. Designed to revolutionise video and photography, with 8K resolution so you can snap epic photos.

Think of photography as medicine for your soul, not just making pretty photos. We can use photography as a stress-relieving tool. It helps to focus on what you have right in front of your eyes now. Have gratitude in everyday life. Find more happiness in the small moments; and beauty in the smallest thing.

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