The world today is moving at a much faster pace than ever before. While that’s terrific for growth and furthering humanity, it also causes a lot of stress. There is always something to worry about. Days feel like they are running shorter, so rent is always just around the corner. And the bills!
Things weren’t always this crazy though. I remember a time, not too long ago, when the best way to unwind after work was to ‘chill’ at home. My Spectrum internet Ultra used to be enough for me to feel completely relaxed. Watching TV shows and browsing some shopping platforms seemed like a nice night. Not anymore though. So how do you calm your stress in the chaos of today?
10 Apps To Help You Relax
Did you know that too much stress can lead to anxiety? So try to stay as stress-free as possible. Try not to stress about the little things. Sometimes it helps to look at the grander picture. That might help put things into perspective. And if it doesn’t, don’t worry. These magical apps can certainly do the trick:
- Stop, Breathe, and Think
- Relax & Rest – Guided Meditation
- Sleep Time
- Stop Panic & Anxiety Self-Help
- Acupressure: Heal Yourself
When you’re stressing out or going through an anxiety attack, it can feel like the end of the world. At that moment, it becomes counter-productive if you tell yourself to “calm down”. So, instead, just open the Dare app. It has countless audio recordings that you can just listen to.
If you feel better reading, there are a lot of self-help content you can read as well.
Sometimes what you need to do is engage your mind with some other activity. If you feel the pressure is building up then take a few minutes of personal time. You deserve it. The Colorfy app can help you find your calm through color. This is an adult digital coloring book.
So you can meditate by simply coloring all your stresses away. Your extra-large smartphone screen has to be used for something, right?
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3. Stop, Breathe, and Think
Stop, Breathe, and Think is one of the most creative apps on the list. Think of it as a fitness tracking app for your mind. The check-in feature can help you track your mood and stress levels throughout the day. And if you feel the pressure rising, the app can guide you.
The app can suggest practical meditations, breathing exercises, yoga exercises, visualizations and more. All designed to calm you down. It even has body scans and visualizations.
This mindfulness app has everything you might need to find your calm. Its extensive meditation library can help novices jut as much as it can cater to advanced meditators. So you can trust that the meditations will help.
When you are suffering from stress or anxiety, your sleep is definitely going to be compromised. Which can increase your stress levels. The app can also help you sleep. It is also equipped with the calming sounds of nature. Or if you prefer, it has a series of stories designed to help you fall asleep.
5. Relax & Rest – Guided Meditations
Relax & Rest is one of the few apps on the list that only focus on meditation. That is because most therapists recommend meditation therapy for patients suffering from stress and anxiety. You can select between 3 session levels, which vary in intensity and duration. The meditation exercises are easy and audio accessible with clear instructions. So you can follow the meditation process perfectly.
6. Sleep Time
When you suffer from high levels of stress, your sleep gets affected. And poor sleep can lead to more stress. Which can lead to less sleep. Do you catch the pattern? That is why it is advisable to maintain a regular sleeping pattern to lower your stress levels. And the Sleep Time app is designed to help you do just that.
7. Stop Panic & Anxiety Self-Help
If ever there was an app that could help you in the middle of an anxiety attack, this is it. Stop Panic & Anxiety Self-Help focuses on ways to bring you out of a panic attack. It has audio as well as readable empowering content. The app also has a diary you can maintain to help you find out what leads to a panic attack.
8. Acupressure: Heal Yourself
Sometimes acupressure is enough to relieve your stress. Done correctly this 2000-year-old Chinese practice can be truly effective. The Acupressure app has an illustrated guide to help you locate the pressure points on your body. Using your fingers you can massage these points and relieve your stress and anxiety. It’s completely safe and easy to navigate.
During a panic attack, the most common thought is one of being alone at the moment. The Rootd app realizes this and includes a special red-button feature. When you are feeling overwhelmed and having a panic attack, you can push the distress button. That will immediately call your loved one so you have someone you can talk to.
One of the best ways to handle stress and anxiety is to completely clear your mind. The headspace app is designed to help you do just that. It has targeted meditations led by a former monk. And will help you find your peace from all the chaos of your daily life.
With all the growth in app technology, there is an app for just about everything. Including stress management and stopping panic attacks. I realized that my Spectrum packages, while helpful on most days, can’t always help relieve my stress. So I have also shifted to using these apps. And they have done wonders.