Between our Everest-size to-do lists, parents asking for help in downloading apps and phone calls from kids asking to get their toys in the attic, we could really use a day only full of relaxation. Luckily, we can now do so by simply tapping some apps on our phone. You guessed that right. Other than fitness and organizing apps, there are already hundreds of apps available to help us unwind, clear our heads and improve our overall wellbeing. Quite excited to try them out? Then start downloading the following apps now.
- Buddhify. While it’s named that way, you don’t necessarily have to be a Buddhist to use this app. Buddhify is actually a pretty neat app since it has a rainbow wheel of options that asks about what you’re currently doing and your current mood to recommend the meditation exercise that fits your needs. You also have the option to do a five or 30-minute meditation session depending on the amount of time that you can spare.
- Headspace. Change where your mind is right now with Headspace. This guided-meditation app offers a pretty comprehensive meditation education. The app also offers a 10-day free trial, and after that, you already get to decide on the amount of time and money you’ll spend on applying mindfulness to the different areas of your life.
- Earthlapse. In search for a fun and literally out of this world way of relaxation? Then Earthlapse is a must-try app for you. Not only does it offer new-age music, it also shows a lovely time-lapse photography of Earth as captured by the NASA astronauts. Other than that, you can also use its clock and worldwide weather info option to turn the app into more of a night-table companion. Truly the perfect way to step outside of your head for a couple of minutes, right?
- Stress Tracker. If you’re too stressed lately, then let Stress Tracker help you deal with your pesky stressors. Created by a team of researchers and psychologists, Stress Tracker aims to identify and relieve your daily pressures. The app works by tracking your moods, tension sources and things that make you anxious. By identifying and understanding the causes, you’ll now be able to avoid or deal with your stressors better.
- Omvana. Think of this app as the Spotify of yoga. Omvana works by letting its users choose a tranquil playlist, or even create their own tracks to get better sleep, relaxation and focus. This app is best to use if you’re having problems concentrating on your work or studies.
Dealing with every day stress is really tiresome. But by having these apps on your phone, you can now relax and experience peace with just a few swipes.