6 unexpected ways you could be more zen
CONSOLE YOURSELF: XBox One X
Gaming, it is said, boosts creativity, cognitive ability and decision-making. The new Xbox One X can add something else: blowing your socks off. This beast boasts 4K graphics, enough horsepower for hardcore gaming and, if your partner needs convincing, also plays 4K Blu-rays. It’s the future.
MODERN MYSTICISM: Terence Stamp: The Ocean Fell Into the Drop
At 31, the Oscar-nominated Terence Stamp stopped getting plum roles and so went to India. This memoir covers Stamp’s relationship with mysticism, breath, yoga and spirituality, rather than Julie Christie. Haunting, with gossip.
A NEW SPIN: Digme gym
If you’ve ever got annoyed that not everyone in spin class is trying as hard as you are, this is for you. Digme gyms create avatars of everyone in class, so you can monitor your progress on a video screen. If you’re clearly dead last, maybe everyone was trying hard after all.
KICK BACK IN STYLE: Google Daydream View
Every now and then you try a bit of tech that makes you go, ‘Wow’. Wear the snug Daydream virtual reality headset (£69.99) and go to another land: tranquil seas, distant planets, far away lands and more. Ideal for getting away from it all, no matter where you are.
COMBAT STRESS: Wellbe
The cork version of the WellBe might look like it’s straight out of an arts and crafts fair, but appearances are deceptive. This bracelet and app supports your emotional wellbeing; it monitors stress, can pinpoint the day’s sticky moments and suggests ways to restore calm.
AND BREATHE…: Monq diffusers
Happy, sleepy, active, zen, sexy, vibrant and healthy. No, the seven dwarves haven’t been given a 21st century makeover. These are Monq personal oil diffusers – devices which are made from 100% naturally extracted and organic essential oils and harvested from eco-friendly farms.