Nowadays, managing stress and staying calm is not as easy as it seems. With everything that is going on in the world right now, you need to find ways to relieve stress and calm your mind.
There are plenty of different practices you can implement in your life to feel calmer and more at peace with yourself. Whether it’s yoga, meditation, reiki, journaling, painting, walking in nature or other mindfulness practices.
However, sometimes it’s not that easy to get yourself out there, to find time or space in your busy schedule.
Or, you just lack knowledge and guidance on how to actually be mindful and calm those thoughts.
Maybe yoga and meditation have never worked for you. And that’s totally OK.
Luckily, in the past years, with increasing demand, many meditation and mindfulness apps have gained popularity. These apps help you manage anxiety and stress in fun, interactive and simple ways.
Most importantly, you don’t have to be a professional yogi, meditation practitioner or artist to be able to use these stress relief apps.
While Unwindle offers you to find inner peace through fun and creative activities, there are apps that offer you simple and easy ways to calm your mind too.
One of the most popular mindfulness apps. You will find plenty of guided meditations for complete beginners and advanced practitioners.
Calm has various features such as mood check-in that tracks your mood during the day and creates a personalised report of your moods.
Calm helps you relieve stress, fall asleep or focus through guided exercises and meditative audios.
Costs (free version available): 7-days FREE trial or annual membership for around $70.
Headspace has a library of 500+ meditation on different topics from stress, to compassion or productivity. You will be guided step by step and learn various meditation techniques.
Headspace offers different relaxing sleep sounds and wind-down exercises to help you have a better quality sleep at night.
Moreover, you will find relaxing yoga workouts, focus music playlists and more.
Costs (free version available): 7-days FREE trial or annual membership for around $65.
Dare app helps you face your fears, whether it’s anxiety, worry, or insomnia. You will find audio recordings that will help you manage your anxiety and feel calmer with it.
Various visual guides will help you to breathe deeply while listening to the calming sounds of nature.
Dare also has a great list of guided meditations and exercises for those who have trouble falling asleep at night.
Costs: 7-days FREE trial or annual subscription for around $60.
Inscape app helps you to reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and sleep better through mindfulness meditations, breathing exercises and sounds.
You can choose from guided sleep sessions to fall asleep easier, morning affirmations, or calming breathing exercises to increase the energy or unwind after a long day.
Costs: 7-days FREE trial or annual subscription for around 60$.
This app is like a coloring book for adults. You can select from a library of various images or mandalas (or even upload your own) to color digitally.
Coloring lowers anxiety levels by distracting you from anxious thoughts and helps you to calm the mind and find peace.
Costs: most of the images are free. If you want to get access to the full library you can get a 7-days FREE trial or annual subscription for around $40.
When life gets overwhelming for you, hopefully, you can always find ways to stay calm and relax using these mindfulness apps.
Remember, it doesn’t matter what is going on on the outside, you are always in control of what is happening inside of you. You can take charge and find ways to stay mindful, destress and calm your mind.
If you are looking for fun ways to find inner peace, centre yourself and indulge in self-care, here, at Unwindle, we offer various creative mindfulness exercises to calm the mind at your own pace.
It does not matter if you have ever held a brush in your hands before. With Unwindle real-time tutorials and creative meditations, you will be able to unleash your creativity, let go of stress and find peace within.