Just because you're staying in, doesn't mean you've avoided stress. In fact, according to studies, isolation fatigue is real. It's something you can beat with a consistent routine, healthy eating, and talking to people.
Whether it's due to work stress or general tiredness, a little emotional help definitely doesn't hurt. Of course, not all of us have those options. Thankfully, apps do it all nowadays. Here, a list of the best calming and relaxation apps to fight stress and anxiety.
Calm is one of the most popular apps when it comes to meditation and sleep. It has everything from sleep stories, guided meditations, breathing programs, and more. The real highlight are the various audio programs hosted by experts from around the world. Currently, millions have downloaded the app to get better sleep, lower stress, and lessen anxiety.
Beginner meditators can find a home in Headspace. Launched in 2010, the app has hundreds of sessions on "physical health, personal growth, stress management, and anxiety relief." Even better, each is designed to make you feel better and lessen stress.
Beeja is a meditation app that is chockful of content that maximizes each session. The app's diary feature lets you log your progress so you can see how far you've come. It also has adjustable timers, mood trackers, handy reminders, and a library of chilled out chimes.
Not one for meditation? Happify reduces stress in other ways such as science-based activities and games. What's more, the techniques that the app uses are developed by leading scientists and experts using evidence-based data. The app even has a built-in happiness index that keeps track of your overall happiness, life satisfaction, and positive emotions.
Sleeping is the best way to calm yourself down and relax. It does get pretty hard if you're stuck in a rut, but Sleepio can fix just that. The sleep improvement app can help insomniacs overcome poor sleep without pills and potions. It does so through personalized programs using cognitive and behavioral techniques.
* This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.