5 Days with Decimal: Day 2 - Relieve Stress Quickly with the Relaxation and Stress Reduction Preset

October 17, 2023
Chris Garrett

Welcome to Day 2 of “5 Days with Decimal”. Today we’re focusing on how to quickly relieve stress using the Relaxation and Stress Reduction preset. Stress can hinder your productivity, negatively impact your physical health, and reduce your quality of life. It’s time to take back control.

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The Weight of Stress

Stress isn’t just in your head. It manifests physically through increased heart rate, elevated cortisol levels, and even muscle tension. Long-term, it can contribute to health issues such as hypertension and chronic fatigue.

The Power of Sound

Sound can dramatically affect our mental state. Relaxing music or sounds can lower cortisol levels, slow down our breathing, and even lower our heart rate. Binaural beats take this a step further by actively guiding your brain into states of relaxation.

Utilising Decimal

Decimal’s Relaxation and Stress Reduction preset uses binaural beats specifically engineered to help you unwind. It’s free, works on any device as a PWA, and can be added to your home screen for quick access.

How to Use the Relaxation and Stress Reduction Preset

  1. Create a Calm Space: Find a quiet and comfortable place to sit or lie down.

  2. Wear Headphones: For the most effective experience, wear headphones to correctly perceive the binaural beats.

  3. Start the Preset: Navigate to the Relaxation and Stress Reduction preset and press play.

  4. Set a Timer: Use the timer feature to set a duration for your relaxation session. This can be as short as 5 minutes for a quick stress release.

  5. Close Your Eyes and Relax: Let the preset do its work. Try to clear your mind and focus on your breath.

  6. Reflect: After the session, take a moment to gauge your stress levels. Do you feel more relaxed? Keep this feedback for your next session.

You can try the preset now.

Timer and Lock Screen Features

Similar to the Focus and Alertness preset, this one also offers lock screen controls and a timer feature, making it easier to set and forget.


Using Decimal’s Relaxation and Stress Reduction preset, you can significantly reduce your stress levels in a matter of minutes. The preset is a tool to add to your stress management arsenal. Give it a try and experience immediate relief.

Stay tuned for Day 3, where we will explore how to achieve deeper, more restful sleep with Decimal’s Deep Sleep preset.