As much as most of us hate Mondays, not many fancy workdays altogether. Of course, it’s that hectic work routine one is bound to follow which can often prove to be a bit of an uphill task. Anxiety and stress are only inevitable in such a case. The following apps can save you from your inner self at the time and allow you to de-stress when needed.
Taking deep breaths has the effect of calming oneself when upset or mad over someone or something. That is one solid proof of how important this natural exercise is when one is filled with emotion. During a seemingly neverending day at work, you could definitely use a few deep breaths.
The app guides users through a number of breathing exercises that can also help prevent an anxiety attack. Next time you decide to take a breather, open the app, plug in the headphones and let Breathe2Relax help you master various breathing techniques with the videos on offer.
GPS for the Soul
GPS for the Soul is an app by HeartMath, bLife and Huffington Post which functions like a biofeedback device. It prompts the camera on your phone to capture the state of your stress and suggests methods to remedy the situation, accordingly. Talk about having a mobile therapist around.
Users need to place the fingertip over the camera lens upon which he heart rate is measured. Once the app accounts for your age, gender and weight, it displays the current level of stress along a colour spectrum. Users are then recommended ways to correct it, for instance, with breathing exercises, viewing pictures of family and/or friends or listening to music.
Download the free app for Android and iOS.
This one is especially meant for those who spend most of their day at work and have little time to dedicate to means of stress management. The app teaches users the ways to medidate in merely ten minutes each day. It is little but important things that one ends up appreciating such as sparing the time to appreciate the food you eat and how to get quick and easy sleep.
Headspace guides users through a number of podcasts on modern ways of meditation . There is a dashboard that helps users assess their progress and reminders to keep them up to date with the breakthroughs they make. In addition, there is a buddy system to keep users motivated as they practice meditation with their friends.
Although this is primarily meant for helping people trying to sort their sleeping patterns, one must appreciate that stress can mess up more aspects of life than just sleeping patterns. A break from the busy and noisy environment at work can be crucial to breaking free of the stress that work practices bring to the table. Relax Melodies can surely help in that regard.
With 50 soothing melodies on offer, this app creates a calming environment for people to relax to. Even if you feel you run the risk of falling asleep in your chair as you listen to them, you may set an alarm for the time that you need to be awake. In addition, you are given the choice to customize with the ability to mix 10 sounds together.