We reach for our smartphones without even being aware of it, suddenly finding ourselves scrolling and unplugged from the world and ourselves. Mindlessly, we respond to our bodies’ habit of craving the tiny dopamine charge that comes from the lights, dings, and beeps of our devices.
What if…we suddenly found ourselves relaxing and recharging instead? These top rated Apple and Android-friendly free apps help you experiment with the benefits of deep breathing, meditation, music, imagery, and self-talk to increase your concentration, improve memory, lower stress, and reduce anxiety.
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Anxiety can disrupt healthy sleep patterns in more than one way. First, people who don’t get enough sleep tend to feel more anxious. Then, people who are more anxious have a difficult time sleeping. Creating a calming environment may help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Relax to one of this app’s 50 sounds. Need the music to stop once you’re asleep? Set a timer, and it will stop playing. Set an alarm when you need to be awake. Available on GooglePlay or Apple iTunes.
Calm is the #1 app for mindfulness and meditation to bring more clarity, joy and peace to your daily life. Join the millions experiencing less anxiety and better sleep with our guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs and relaxing music. Recommended by top psychologists and mental health experts to help you de-stress. Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. Available on GooglePlay or Apple iTunes.
|Enjoy the deep relaxation, stress relief, and benefits of meditation without prior experience. This app allows you to choose from four meditation times and gives you options to listen with or without music and nature sounds. You can also listen to music or nature sounds alone. Available on GooglePlay or Apple iTunes.
Headspace is the simple way to reframe stress. Sleep trouble? Meditation creates the ideal conditions for a good night’s rest. Relax with guided meditations and mindfulness techniques that bring calm, wellness and balance to your life in just a few minutes a day. Get more from your day through mindfulness, be less distracted and reactive, and focus on the things that matter most to you. Our Basics course is completely free and will teach you the fundamental techniques of meditation and mindfulness. After that, by subscription, gain access to the full Headspace meditation library. Train your mind with guided meditations on everything from stress to sleep, and anxiety to relationships. Available on GooglePlay or Apple iTunes.
Capture your mood and improve your thinking habits through an innovative approach to journaling! Moodnotes empowers you to track your mood over time, avoid common thinking traps, and develop perspectives associated with increased happiness and well-being. Available on Apple iTunes.
SuperBetter is a game focusing on increasing resilience and the ability to remain strong, optimistic, and motivated when presented with challenging obstacles in life. A study by the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia found that when people played SuperBetter for 30 days, their mood improved, symptoms of anxiety and depression decreased, and self-belief to achieve goals increased. The app will help you to adopt new habits, improve your skills, strengthen relationships, complete meaningful projects, and achieve lifelong dreams. SuperBetter also has the potential to help you beat depression and anxiety, cope with chronic illness, and recover from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Available on GooglePlay or Apple iTunes.
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