Is there anybody who actually likes January?
Just weeks into the New Year and our stress levels are already sky high.
And while theirs is tonnes of information on how to incorporate meditation into our lives to help relax and calm us, sometimes we need a little extra help.
We have five apps for you to download that claim to help with anxiety and stress.
Headspace calls itself the personal trainer for your mind.
With hundreds of hours of content from stress and creativity to relationships and happiness this app is all about teaching meditation skills that you can do for yourself.
You can also make friends on the app to motivate each other.
This mindfulness app for modern day living has over 80 guided meditations custom made for whatever situation you’re in.
So whether you’re in the office, travelling or going to sleep there is a meditation guide there to help you get through your stress.
You can track your progress also to see how you’re getting on.
According to one user:
“This app is kind of like getting a text from a good friend telling you how much they appreciate you: it takes a few seconds to read, puts a smile on your face and reminds you what’s really important in life.”
You select the times throughout the day when you usually start to feel a little overwhelmed and the app will trigger messages to be sent shortly before.
We’ve all heard, time and time again, how “soothing” the sound of rain is.
Well not when your own walking in it or sat by the fire trying to dry off.
But this app gives you all the enjoyment of calming nature sounds without even having to leave your house.
With a selection of sounds from nature to choose from this is definitely one for just before bed we think.
Zenify is quite similar to 7 Second Meditation except for what it sends you.
Unlike the other app, Zenify sends you quick meditation instructions for the times you know you find stressful.
With suggestions like “Take a deep breath. Feel your lungs expanding your chest, ribs and spine. Exhale abruptly, clearing everything that’s bothering you. Repeat a few times”.
This one is great for anyone who doesn’t have time to spend 30 minutes doing a full meditation session.
Most of these are available on both iOS and Android so there should be nothing stopping you from at least trying them out.