If the week seems a bit more stressful than usual, it might be time for a breather. We compiled five mindfulness apps to help you de-stress, relax, and practice self-care – all compatible with both iOS and Android! Ready for a stress-free day?
Stop, breathe and think
When we think about mindfulness and relaxation, we immediately think about meditation and breathing. This app provides the tools to do that in a flash.
The app first asks how you’re feeling, then gives you exercises and meditations based on those feelings. It talks you through your emotions at the moment and what you need to do to feel better.
Not only does it give you the tools to relax, but it also tracks how you feel after every session, so you know what’s working. We’d say that’s rather genius.
Most of us struggle with maintaining mental health wellbeing, and this app is perfect for improving things like low confidence and anxiety in a fun, joyful way.
Happify starts with a quiz to determine what “track” you should take. Each “track” has a specific goal based on neuroscience studies and psychological data to increase your day-to-day mental health.
By far, this is the most popular mindfulness app. It’s the top-rated app of 2017 for a reason. Calm guides you to peaceful sleep, everyday mindfulness, and general concentration.
If you choose to wind down with this app in the evening, relaxing sounds of pouring rain or lake noises play in the background for a night of relaxation. The app is excellent for beginners who want guided meditation sessions, especially since the short sessions easily fit into a busy day!
Aura: mindfulness and happiness
The Aura app offers a wide variety of tools for mindfulness and better sleep. It focuses on reducing stress and anxiety as well as improving overall wellbeing.
Like other apps, you can use it to track your moods and your progress in managing emotions and stress. This app is perfect for anyone sleep deprived since it specifically tackles sleep deprivation.
Need something super simple to use? This app delivers peaceful exercises to help you relax through a simple, straightforward interface. Breethe tracks your mood and wellbeing from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep.
It also provides a lot of supporting content. Multiple tools help you stay on track, with specific tips on overcoming stress.