In this day and age, our lives are filled with an endless amount of stress—from work, friends, romance, family and a whole myriad of other things. Luckily, relief is available right at your fingertips with our list of the apps that can help you combat stress.
1. Relax Melodies (iOS, Android)
Relax Melodies offers two different options to users, one is free and there’s a premium version for $2.99. This app is great for people who have trouble sleeping and deal with anxiety, as well. Relax Melodies offers different sounds that you enjoy hearing so that you can de-stress and relax. Users can even make their own mixes of sounds and set timers so you can have them stop at a certain time.
2. Headspace (iOS, Android)
Headspace is a great app for meditation. It is can be beneficial for beginners looking for guided meditations to help them learn. Not only does meditation help with stress but it also helps with self awareness, conscious eating and aiding in better sleep. The first 10 days are free, but once those 10 days are over, users have the option to pay $12.99 a month if they want to continue using it.
3. Happify (iOS, Android)
Happify retrains your brain to help get rid of negative thoughts and create a more fulfilling life for yourself by offering fun games and activities. Even better, Happify is free. You can upgrade though to Happify Plus for access to even more options for as low as $4.99 a month.
4. Breathe2Relax (iOS, Android)
Breathe2Relax is offers breathing exercises to help with mood stabilization, anxiety management and controlling anger. By focusing on your breathing, this free app provides exercises on diaphragmatic breathing (breathing from your stomach). It’s something you can do anywhere as all you need to do is close your eyes and breathe.
5. Pacifica (iOS, Android)
Pacifica helps users manage stress and live a happier life. The app will send you alerts asking you to rate your mood and explain your emotions. Over time, you’ll start to realize your triggers and can learn to control your stress levels. Bonus: it’s completely free.