Friday, 26 January 2018

5 Apps To Relieve Stress And Anxiety

As students, professionals stressful situations have become a part of everyday life. Deadlines, projects and just the fact that you have to be on your toes for 6-8 hours everyday sucks up your energy. If you're an introvert the very act of socialising leaves you feeling anxious and drained. Simple tasks like using public transport or attending meetings becomes tough when you're dealing with anxiety. Mitigating this stress and anxiety is very essential in achieving peace and fulfilment. The following are some apps which will help you deal and possibly eliminate your stress and anxiety.


1. Pacifica-Stress and Anxiety

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Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused by an ongoing cycle of negative thoughts. Thoughts cause physical feelings and emotions which cause actions. Pacifica helps break this cycle using tools that target each of its components. Day-by-day, you'll learn to manage stress, anxiety and depression at your own pace. We’re not about quick-fixes or false promises. We are about real progress, a day at a time.
#1 - BuzzFeed's Amazing Apps For Anyone Living With Anxiety
#1 - Forbes' 4 Technologies Innovating in Mental Health

Pacifica provides-RELAXATION & MINDFULNESS MEDITATION AUDIO TOOLS
GUIDED SELF-HELP PATHS
MOOD TRACKER
DAILY CHALLENGES & GOAL TRACKING
COMMUNITIES & GROUPS


2. Calm

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It should come as no surprise that Calm is designed to help you be calm. With stunning backgrounds that you can stare at for ages, and a range of meditations, Calm provides a space for you to get away from it all, without having to go anywhere.


3. MindShift


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MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it. MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety. This app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle:

• Sleep
• Riding Out Intense Emotions 
• Test Anxiety 
• Perfectionism 
• Social Anxiety 
• Performance Anxiety 
• Worry 
• Panic 
• Conflic
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4. Breathe2relax 

Useful Mobile Apps to Help You Manage Anxiety and Relieve Stress



Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.



5. Self-Help for anxiety management

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SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety. 

SAM has been developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and student users. Established methods of self-help have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible, and practical resource.  SAM helps you create your own custom profile with the problems you face and helps you tackle them by yourself.


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