There are two major types of stress, eustress – this is the positive type that makes you feel full of energy when you are faced with an exciting event or a new challenge, then there is distress – the negative type that can build up over time and lead to many diseases such as gastrointestinal disorders, coronary heart disease, autoimmune disorders, high blood pressure, skin disorders, lethargy, depression, insomnia, and even cancer.
Day-to-day life is full of stressors some of the major ones include: moving house, losing a loved one, getting a new job, losing a job, financial concerns, burglary, getting married and having a baby. One of the easiest and most convenient ways to alleviate stress that you might not have thought of is by using your mobile device. Here are some apps to help you relax and reduce stress.
Color Your Way To Relaxation
Adult coloring books are trending right now, they help you focus, relax and stimulate your creativity. If you feel like coloring but you don’t have a coloring book or pencils at hand, download the Coloring Book for Me & Mandala to your mobile device. This great app is a versatile coloring book with unique designs and mandalas in a wide variety of categories, such as flowers, places, animals, and food. With more than 25 color palettes, you can really let your creativity loose. Get this coloring book app on Google Play.
Learn To Meditate
Headspace is considered to be once of the best apps out there for relaxation and meditation, especially if you’re a novice at this. When you turn on the app, a soothing British voice will guide you gently through the motions of progressive relaxation to relax your body and mind. If offers lots of positive re-enforcement so you’ll soon be feeling like you’re floating on cloud 9.
The Self-Help Anxiety Management app was designed by a team of expert psychologists and computer scientists to help you figure out what’s making you stressed or anxious and how to cope with it. It’s packed with useful information about stress, anxiety and relaxation techniques.
Designed by the Department of Defense’s Center for Telehealth and Technology, this app was originally created to help soldiers and their families learn stress-relieving breathing techniques, and it works just as well for everyone else. Breathe2Relax works for depression, stress, and anxiety using mindful breathing.
The Worry Box
Wouldn’t it be great if you could take all your worries, put them in a box and forget all about them? Well, now you can with The Worry Box. This app is designed for anxiety self-help and has a virtual chest to deposit your worries and stressors in. You simply record all the things you are stressing about and let them all slip away. If you want to, you can think them through, and the app will help you list some steps to manage your concerns.
You never go anywhere without your Android, so make sure you have downloaded plenty of apps to help you relax and reduce your stress.
Isabel Ford is a Mom and an educator who writes articles when she gets some free time to herself. Mostly discussing parenting and education she also covers more light-hearted topics.