7 Apps to De-Stress

We all want to relax this summer, but it can be difficult to clear our minds of all the stress from our daily lives for long enough to even enjoy sitting outside with a book. If you need some help de-stressing, remember the age-old proverb: there’s an app for that. You can access some amazing relaxation tools right on your phone or tablet! These are some of our favorites:

1. Breathe2Relax

B2R

This app helps the user practice diaphragmatic breathing, which helps decrease the body’s fight-or-flight response and induce natural relaxation.

2. Happify

Happify uses scientifically proven methods to help improve emotional health and wellbeing. Neuroplasticity allows the brain to change by adopting new thought patterns, and Happify helps build these with games and inspirational tools.

3. Calm

Relax your mind with a simple meditative experience that includes calming imagery and serene musical notes. You can set your sessions for various lengths of time, so you can fit relaxation into your busy schedule.

4. Relaxing Tibetan Bowls

The sounds and vibrations of Tibetan bowls allow for deep relaxation and meditation. If you’ve never experienced this sort of sound bath, you’ll be amazed at how much it will benefit you both mentally and physically. If you don’t want to disturb people around you, it’s just as powerful with headphones in!

5. White Noise

White Noise

Tune out the noise of the outside world with relaxing white noise. Choose from various sounds, such as waves crashing or a fire crackling, and allow it to lull you to sleep or just relax your mind for a bit.

6. Accupressure: Heal Yourself

Accupressure

Pressure points in the body help ease tension and aid in overall physical comfort, as well as relieve anxiety and help with sleep. This app helps you make use of these pressure points to improve the quality of your daily life.

7. Stress Doctor

This app helps you practice deep breathing in order to lower your heart rate and help return your body to a state of automatic nervous system coherence.

Do you have any reliable methods for achieving calm? Let us know in the comments!

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