Social Media & Six Stress Relieving Smartphone Apps
If you read Monday’s post, you might assume that Social Media and Stress Relief don’t play so well together or that it may actually be an oxymoron. After all most people wake up and first thing they do is plug into a digital device which according to experts is causing major stress.
However, there are many Apps that can be downloaded onto our Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops that will actually help us decompress and reduce stress.
Is an app for busy people (raising my hand) and is available for iOS and Android. Simple Habit is an on-demand platform that offers simple 5-minute lessons, featuring more than 1,000 meditations guided by mindfulness teachers from around the world. You can try it FREE for 30 days, then it’s $7.99 month thereafter.
This is another app for iOs and Android that features an easy to use interface that offers a FREE 10-day beginner’s series which guides you through the essentials of meditation and mindfulness. It’ll give you a solid foundation to build your practice on.
An app that aims to give you exactly what it says in the title. The chance and skills to stop everything, just breathe, and think. The guided meditations cover a range of goals and are constructed to help you take some time out and concentrate on yourself.
I love my lavender burning candles and using this app which is designed to help you be calm. There are many stunning backgrounds that you can stare at for ages, and a range of meditations. Calm provides a space for you to get away from it all without having to go anywhere.
Downloading apps that offers techniques that helps to clear your head, reduce stress, sleep better and enjoy greater overall happiness is definitely worth downloading.
App that offers positive psychology, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. As the name suggests, Happify’s number one goal is to help us all feel happier and more emotionally fulfilled.
Breathing properly is an integral part of relaxation. Not only does it help to fend off your body’s fight or flight response to stress, but it also helps you to focus and manage your stress and anxiety. Breathe2relax is a fantastic tool for tracking your breathing.
BONUS: I recently found another website, Nestmaven which also contains some great guided medication that really helps me when I need to wind down mid-day in my home office.