When people think of technology, they typically associate it with tasks, activities and possibly work-related objectives. But, in this day and age, there are now many technological solutions that can help us “de-stress” and relax from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives.
Here we explore five great apps that will help you to de-stress, whether you’re at home or on the go. It is worth noting that you should use a secure connection while using these apps in public. Some of them involve entering personal thoughts and information, so you will want to take all the necessary precautions to protect yourself. With that, let’s take a look at these apps and see what they offer.
If you suffer from anxiety, this app was made for you. SAM suggests relaxation and anti-anxiety techniques based on the user’s feelings and mood. You simply answer a few questions that SAM asks you, and it provides you with tips, methods and exercises to help significantly reduce stress and anxiety. There’s also an online community behind the app to enhance its usefulness. You can help others by posting comments and tips for overcoming anxiety issues and also read others’ comments to learn about additional useful solutions.
Stigma – Personal Journal, Diary & Mood Tracker
Stigma is a personal diary app where you write out your daily thoughts and reflections in just 200 characters. By tracking your moods and thoughts over time, you can find sources of negativity and stress and develop strategies for weeding them out. This app can also connect you with people going through similar situations so that you can build a relationship and find support.
This app has a deep reservoir of information and resources for de-stressing the mind. After completing a short questionnaire about your “emotional state,” you will receive information, tips, exercises and lectures that are directly relevant to you. This personal touch makes this app work like a “personal happiness trainer“ and can be very useful for tackling the issues you’re currently facing.
Headspace uses meditation and mindfulness techniques to help the user de-stress for ten minutes per day. This includes guided meditations that create a “headspace” in which the user can relax and switch off from daily activities. The app also features games and daily motivational quotes geared towards anxiety relief and relaxation. This is a great app if you want to get started with meditation or mindfulness.
This simple yet elegant app teaches “proper breathing.” It consists of videos that show users how to breathe properly and emphasizes breathing from the diaphragm and not the chest. To calm down and de-stress, this is essential, and this app walks you through the process to help you get comfortable with it so that you can incorporate it in your daily routine.
Caroline is a health and wellness blogger who likes to spread awareness for mental health related issues. She also has a keen interest in technology and has found the marriage between apps and general wellbeing to be very effective.