Keep Your Cool 2018:
Must-Download Mobile Apps
to Ward Off Stress This Year
By Shen Mascariñas
How’s 2018 looking so far?
Transitioning back to the grind after the holidays can get pretty hectic, and LBR—it’s easier to let stress get to you than to get your mojo back. We feel ya. While we can’t give you your deliverables on a silver platter, we can help you take control of your wellness and inner peace throughout year with—get this—mobile apps! One huge point for technology!
Here are 8 apps you need in your back pocket to shoo the bad vibes away.
If you’ve always wanted to try meditation, but never knew how, here’s the perfect place to start. Simple Habit curates the best meditation techniques around and teaches users in an uncomplicated, easy-to-follow manner. There are different meditation practices to help you with various situations, from relationship problems to public speaking phobia. Plus, you only need to set aside five minutes!
Unwind as you shed off some pounds with yoga—a great exercise for your body, mind and spirit. It’s best to take your first few classes in a studio with a proper teacher, but once you’ve gotten comfortable with it, then you can practice on your own.
Don’t worry; Pocket Yoga will be with you the entire time with videos, instructions and a timer. It’ll be like having your own instructor (without the dent in your bank account)!
SAM is short for Self Help Anxiety Management. This app helps you understand your anxiety, keep track of it and more importantly, take control of your nerves. Users especially love its Calm Breathing and Picture Peace features, which somehow bring them back to serenity from being too anxious.
For times you need someone to talk to, but don’t have someone around, or maybe you need a stranger’s ear, 7 Cups will have your back. This app pools together online therapists, counselors and trained active listeners who users can chat with anytime, anywhere.
Don’t worry about the presence of haters; 7 Cups is a self-regulated community with positivity all around. You can even sign up to be a listener if you want to pay it forward.