5 Stress-Relieving Apps to Download
Stress is the one constant in life that may refuse to leave you; but before you go on and think that there’s nothing you can do about it, think again. It is in your hands whether you let this stress get the better of you, or not. Remember, the more you stress, the more it will affect your entire well being—from your mental to your physical state—and often, its painstaking effects are underrated.
Among other positive catalysts, turn to your smartphones with these five stress-relieving apps that will help you switch to Zen mode when you need it most. Just allow yourself a few minutes in the day to keep to yourself.
Can you train yourself to stay happy? This app claims that you can. You sign up for a programme of games and activities after answering a few basic questions about your life. Some of the exercises include Sereneity Scene—staring at a picture of a beach, Shine On—listing three things you were grateful for that day, and other such scientifically-researched games that will make you appreciate your life a little more than you do now.
Let’s paint the perfect picture for you: you’re in a dense, lush forest at dawn, surrounded by nature’s hypnotic music—chirping birds, drizzly raindrops and slight thunders. And you just breathe, take it all in. Dream Weaver’s only free program “Trip To The Forest” helps you day dream this pleasant scenario. Find yourself a quiet spot and get lost in the wilderness, with no one but yourself for company. You deserve it.
Qi Gong Meditation Relaxation
Qigong is a traditional, moving form of Chinese meditation—a holistic therapy that involves coordinated body posture and movement, breathing and meditation techniques for spiritual and health improvement. The app helps you practise this form through relaxation videos with instructions. There are also a number of articles on anxiety and meditation to help you cope with issues of the mind and body.
Let’s stress on the fact that deep breathing is the best way to lower stress—and we often ignore its significance. Switch to this app in a quiet room and use its guided breathing exercises to combat an anxiety attack—and let the stress melt away, one breath at a time.
Think of Headspace as the free workout membership for your mind. Its meditative exercises range from level one ten-minute sessions to a ten-day one. It’s your go-to tech guru if you’ve been trying to inch towards the meditation route, but just can’t find the time to, as it also teaches you tips and tricks to get started. With reminders to take your ten-minute Zen time out, you’re sure to turn it into a habit.