Boost your mood and en­ergy

Get a daily hit of sun­shine and pos­i­tiv­ity, even in deep­est win­ter, with feel-good tech

Australian T3 - - TECH TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES -

DOPPEL

A case of win­ter blues can be­come SAD when stress en­ters the mix, so use Doppel to keep stress lev­els in check. It does this by cre­at­ing a silent vi­bra­tion on your wrist, the slow rhythm of which en­cour­ages you to take a few breaths when you’re ag­i­tated and find your in­ner zen. US$179 ($238), feel­dop­pel.com

LIFX MINI DAY & DUSK LIGHTS

Cre­at­ing cus­tomis­able sched­ules of warm light­ing in your home can mimic nat­u­ral dusk and dawn pat­terns re­gard­less of how lit­tle day­light win­ter of­fers, help­ing you to main­tain a sleep rou­tine. LIFX’s lights are ideal for sin­gle rooms or whole-house cov­er­age. From $44.99, lifx.com.au

TELSTRA SMART THER­MO­STAT

UK health pro­fes­sion­als say stay­ing warm can re­duce win­ter blues by half. Telstra’s Smart Ther­mo­stat en­ables you to con­trol your home’s smart heat­ing from your phone, cre­ate cus­tomis­able heat­ing sched­ules and more. $216 (plus $9/month), telstra.com.au

IN ESSENCE ULTRASONIC DIFFUSER

Scent is a proven way to in­stantly lift mood, es­pe­cially laven­der and berg­amot es­sen­tial oils. You can use this elec­tric diffuser to in­fuse your room with up­lift­ing or calm­ing scents if you feel down, and al­ter the light in the room with seven dif­fer­ent LED op­tions. $69.95, inessence.com.au LUMIE VITAMIN L Sun­shine has a trans­for­ma­tive ef­fect on mood, alert­ness and pro­duc­tiv­ity. 30-60 min­utes sat in front of Lumie’s 10,000 lux SAD lamp – make sure the light is at eye level – each morn­ing will help. Pop it on your desk when work­ing. $165, lumie.com

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