Self-care and emotional well-being are concepts that regularly get lost in the hustle bustle of everyday life. When our to-do lists are long and our days are full we often forget to take care of ourselves and manage our stress levels. This is often something that many people ignore until they are at the point of burnout or breakdown.
Not you though. You have some crafty tools up your sleeve to prevent burn out, unwind and reduce anxiety while you’re on the go. Oh, you don’t? Well, let me tell you about a few apps that can seriously improve your well-being.
Mindfulness is a powerful every-day tool that has been found to reduce stress and anxiety, improve working memory, relationships and much more. The Headspace App is your go-to tool to improve your mindfulness. It helps you improve your everyday performance and well-being with meditation and mindfulness exercises. Customers have found that the app can dramatically improve sleep, reduce anxiety, help in handling challenging times in life, assist in developing greater emotional awareness and more.
Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson
It’s well-known that sleep is an essential component of well-being and without it, we struggle to function, focus and tackle the challenges in front of us. The Deep Sleep app helps change your sleep patterns by providing guided meditations intended to help you overcome insomnia, improve general sleeping patterns and increase relaxation.
Stop, Breathe & Think
Stop, Breathe & Think is perfect for the busy, on-the-go individual with very little time to think about mental well-being. It can be used anywhere to help you relax and unwind through meditation and mindfulness exercises. The Stop, Breathe & Think app regularly checks in to see how you are feeling and then recommends short, guided meditations, acupressure or yoga videos based on the emotions you are experiencing. It was also the Winner of the 2017 People’s Voice Award for Best Health App!
Happify is based on the idea that everyday small investments of time focused on developing more positive psychological frameworks can make us happier. The app measures your emotional well-being and then provides tasks and games to assist you in developing and increasing your well-being. Developed by leading scientists and experts who have studied positive psychology, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy Happify is based on evidence and therefore has been found to be highly effective with 86% of users reporting feeling better in 2 months!
Sometimes we do not consider emotional well-being as a high priority and instead focus on work or relationships. However, by focusing on our emotional well-being and stress levels we can have increased focus, greater patience and compassion, improved memory and increased energy all of which can positively affect our work and relationships! So, why not select an app above and use it for 10 minutes a day and see how your well-being and stress changes.
Katie De Rooy is a young entrepreneur who runs The Change Box, find out more on their website.