De-Stress Your Day with These 5 Phone Apps
In our day-to-day lives, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. From work to family obligations to errands, it can feel like there's never enough time in the day. But what if you could take a few moments for yourself each day?
Aside from your regular session with us here at The Wise Self, there are also some stress-relieving apps that can help you relax in just a few minutes—and they’re all right in your pocket!
Let us share with you five of the best mobile apps that can help you de-stress and relax while we’re on the go.
The Calm app is designed to promote relaxation and help you focus on the present moment. It features various mindfulness activities like yoga sessions and programs designed to reduce anxiety and improve overall well-being and mental health.
Whether it’s through guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing exercises, or relaxing music, this app helps cultivate mindfulness. You can even track your progress over time and set daily goals to keep you motivated. It also offers exercises designed to improve sleep quality or for when you need a quick break from life's stresses.
Plus, it has an extensive library of calming music you can listen to during work or even when trying to get some quiet at night. You can customize your experience according to your needs!
To ensure a peaceful night's sleep after your DBT session, why not try listening to the relaxing sounds of Close Your Eyes Sleepy Paws? After an exhausting day, this will be just what you need to drift off peacefully.
Headspace is one of the most popular stress relief apps on the market right now and with good reason. It offers a wide variety of mindfulness activities, all accessible through its easy-to-use interface, which is perfect for meditation newbies or experienced practitioners!
Similar to the Calm app, it provides users with breathing exercises, sleep music, and mindfulness tips to help clear their minds and relax their bodies. It also teaches meditation techniques that can be used throughout your day for quick stress relief. Plus, you can use it for as little as 10 minutes a day!
And for those who want to up their meditation game, Headspace also offers premium features that give access to even more content, such as sleep music and mindful workouts.
Not only that! This app even has an SOS feature for when stress levels become too high! How helpful is that?
Developed by the National Center for Telehealth & Technology, Breathe2Relax is a free app with an easy-to-follow guide that helps users to relieve stress levels through deep breathing techniques that increase focus and relaxation throughout their day.
Moreover, it's completely customizable to fit your preferences and includes video demonstrations, helpful reading material, and tracking charts so you can evaluate your progress!
Whether you suffer from anxiety disorders or PTSD or simply feel overwhelmed, you can breathe in and out with this app alongside your burnout recovery with us. At your fingertips, relaxation has never been easier!
Simple Habit is an app designed to inspire and assist with the development of a healthy lifestyle. It has a plethora of five-minute guided meditations tailored specifically toward busy professionals who don’t always have enough time to dedicate hours to relaxation practices or even physical health.
This app offers guided meditations offering more than 1,500 audio for any situation or mood - be it prior to sleep, taking a break from work, commuting, or otherwise - to manage stress and make wellness goals into lasting habits effortlessly achievable! No matter if it's while getting ready in the shower or during a quick lunch break, its easy-to-use features will surely provide healthy habits for your everyday life!
Regardless of how busy you are, you’ll be able to find something (as simple as a five-minute- break) that fits into your schedule!
Unlike traditional recordings, Naturespacedoesn't only provide entertainment - it gives an immersive experience unlike any other. This app offers the most vibrant and lifelike natural ecosystems captured in ultra-high-definition 3D sound to reduce stress. An additional fantastic feature of this app is that it's absolutely free!
Its massive catalog of nature sounds is a multi-faceted solution for creating a calm and balanced mental state by transporting you to the world's most benevolent natural environments. Unparalleled for managing stress and anxiety, insomnia, tinnitus, and PTSD, their recordings are also a fantastic tool for enhancing focus and concentration, stimulating the imagination, fueling creativity, and eliminating distractions by masking unwanted noise.
Naturespace indeed offers a revolutionary audio experience, but you don't need any elaborate gadgets to get started. All that's required is your headphones and the willingness to close your eyes! You have to try it out - I promise you won't be disappointed by what you hear!
Wrapping It Up
Whether through meditation, exercise, or anything else in between, these five apps will surely help you relax and find balance in your lives amidst all the chaos that comes with being part of the modern world nowadays!
Taking just a few minutes each day out of your schedule can make a world of difference in improving your overall well-being—so why not let one (or all) of these apps and their relaxation exercises make that process easier? Try out any of these today and make some “me” time whenever you need it!
And if you need more help than these mental health apps can provide, we are here for you!
Here at The Wise Self, we offer one-on-one sessions with our licensed therapists to help you through whatever you're going through. You'll be able to talk openly and honestly without judgment, and we'll work together to find a solution that works for you.
Book your consultation now!