Relax! These 5 Apps Help You to Quickly Reduce Stress

Dealing with stress just became easier with these five apps. Simply pull out your smartphone, tap in, and breath out.

Just download any of these five apps onto the smartphone, and tap into them whenever the need for some ohm-time hits.

We may be busy with our daily work but there is no need to let the stress get to us. Reducing stress is actually beneficial for our well-being, and will help us to work better for longer periods of time. There is no need to head to the spa for an hour, or sit outdoors. Just download any of these five apps onto the smartphone, and tap into them whenever the need for some ohm-time hits.

Top Priority is a great for those who are new to mindfulness and mediation—its welcome screen is a wall of colour, and nothing else. Simply type in one way you would like to mindful and by when—one hour, six hours, or more. Once the task is completed within the time frame, virtual fireworks will burst out on the screen to celebrate the achievement. A repeat mode is available to turn all mindful actions into a recurring habit. Since the app focuses on only one thing each time, it is simple for beginners to understand and use. Available on iTunes.

Find out more about the app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/top-priority-mindful-task/id592836518?mt=8
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Simply type in one way you would like to mindful and by when—one hour, six hours, or more.

Calm assists even the busiest individuals in cultivating mindful habits, according to what each person hopes to improve in life. When loading the app for the first time, up to three choices have to be made. The user is then reminded about them, so as to keep improving on them. Still unsure? Then choose of the many pre-set mindful programmes, or simply view one of the available calming background scenes accompanied by relaxing ambient sounds. There is also an in-app calendar that tracks your mindful journey. Available on iTunes and Google Play.

Find out more about the app here: https://www.calm.com

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Headspace provides 10-minute meditation sessions, created by the apps co-founder, meditation and mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe. These guided meditations are short, yet enough to provide a quick break at any time of the day. Each new user receives the first 10 sessions free, after which in-app purchases apply. The app—called a gym membership for the mind—is used by celebrities such as Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jared Leto. Available on iTunes and Google Play.
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Find out more about the app here: https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app

These guided meditations are short, yet enough to provide a quick break at any time of the day.

Stop, Breathe & Think provides meditations for active thinking, and for resting the mind. Within these categories are an extensive list of meditations from simple breathing exercises to learning how to sleep better. This illustration driven app will put a smile on the face every time it is used. Available on iTunes and Google Play.

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Find out more about the app here: http://www.stopbreathethink.org

Bloom provides audio and visual mindful reminders called Blooms. Some are practical, such as reminders to drink a glass of water. Some foster happy feelings, such as launching a slideshow of holiday snaps. Blooms can be customised with your photographs and selected songs, and they can be shared with family and friends. Available on iTunes.

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Find out more about the app here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bloom/id292792586?mt=8

What are some of the apps you use to destress? Tell us in the comments below.

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