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The Best Apps To Help You De-Stress Right Now

04-13-2020 by Calissa Kirilenko

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It’s been about a month of self-isolating and we’re all starting to feel a little antsy; maybe our nerves are reaching a new height, or the news is overwhelming us. There’s no better time to find new ways to de-stress, and with millions of health and wellness apps to choose from, the solution is at the tip of your fingers.

 

 

Here are just a few great apps out there to help you feel a little less anxiety in these trying times:

 

Unplug Meditation

 

The world’s first drop-in meditation studio is online for you to use from anywhere in the world. They host a wide variety of meditations, from sound baths, crystal meditations, and even a meditation to do with your pet. Ranging in length from 1 minute to 45 minutes long, the sessions are lead by the top meditation teachers in the world.

 

Happy Color

 

If you like the idea of coloring, but when you sit down to actually do it you can’t be bothered, this app is for you. With millions of different coloring sheets to color by number from, you’ll spend hours coloring away in your spare time. Trust me, I am up to three sheets a day now!

 

Acupressure: Heal Yourself

 

I think we all could use a spa day, but if you’re not one for baths, try at-home acupressure, an easy to use massage guide that shows you different pressure points in the body that is a great way to relieve tension. Perfect for right after those work Zoom calls. 

 

Rain Rain Sleep Sounds

 

If you’re struggling to fall asleep right now, staying up worried about your grandparents or your job, this app is here to help. With a wide variety of forest, rain, and ocean sounds to fall asleep to, listen to while you’re working or meditate with.

 

Happify

 

Perhaps one of the most popular mental health apps, it's known for its games that are said to help you de-stress, along with teaching life-changing habits. Why not introduce a good habit into your life during this time?

 

Jigsaw Puzzles

 

If you’re having trouble finding a puzzle on Amazon that doesn’t cost fifty dollars, not to worry. Jigsaw puzzles lets you choose from hundreds of options and allows you to complete puzzles the same way you would at home.