There are so many aspects to manage when it comes to everyday life, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. With many of us juggling careers, families, passion projects, and side hustles, it’s not uncommon to feel like it’s all just too much. Sometimes you just need to slow down and refocus. For some that means talking it out with a good friend and for others it might mean a quick mediation session to get your mind right. Even though technology can be the source of some overwhelm (anyone else guilty of having their email connected to their phone?) but it can also be the source of relief if you know where to look. Here are 5 wellness apps to help you refocus and reset during those hectic times.
Not every situation calls for talking it out, sometimes the remedy to your frazzled mind is just some quiet time to yourself. This is where the Headspace App comes in. This is an app that guides you through a ten minute meditation. Try using it in the morning or whenever you’re stressed out at work. You can find this app in the App Store, and don’t worry, it’s free.
2.) Yoga Wake Up
If you’re one of those people who wakes up and is immediately filled with dread at your never-ending to do list and all the things on your plate, starting your morning with a gentle exercise may be exactly what you need to put your mind and body at ease. Yoga Wake Up is a free app that provides a quick 10-minute yoga routine combining easy positions and guided meditations. Open this app instead of hitting the snooze button and watch your mindset shift as you approach your day.
If you are in the market to talk to someone, but don’t have the time to book a session with your local therapist, Talkspace is the service for you. Talkspace will connect you with a certified therapist that you can text or audio/video message any time of the day for a small fee. Here you can get all of your questions answered, and feel like you have someone on your side every step of the way. This is a great alternative to therapy because it gives you instant feedback, and is significantly more affordable than an office visit.
This free app is the one to try if you’re focused on improving your overall emotional health. Too often, our minds are focused on surviving instead of thriving, and when we finally get a moment to pause we’re often left wondering…are we even happy? With Happify you select the emotional area that you want to improve and get personalized expertise, tools, and guidance to help you along your way.
5.) 7 Cups of Tea
This website is very similar to Talkspace, but is more for a person who wants a conversation instead of an ongoing thing. You can log on any time of the day and be connected to a trained individual who fits your needs. They even have support groups where you can talk about similar issues like grief, bereavement, eating disorders, and many other topics. This is a great option for those nights when something is bothering you and you just need to talk to someone.