From simple breathing techniques for stress to finding new ways of coping with your mood, these are the apps that will soothe a troubled mind and focus your energies in the right direction…
An evidence-based app designed to empower you to overcome feelings of depression and anxiety by discovering new and better ways of coping. When you tell MoodMission how you feel, it gives you a tailored list (based on introductory questions you answer) of five simple, effective, evidence-based ‘missions’ to improve your mood – from meditating and having a bath to cooking and playing solitaire. Completing missions earns you rewards, motivating you to take steps towards becoming healthier and happier.
THE RESILIENCE PROJECT
A wellbeing app to help you develop a daily practice of identifying your emotions, recording moments of gratitude and being more present. Take yourself on a twenty-one-day programme to change the way
your mind works.
A simple app with impressive breathing-focused exercises, designed to defuse stress when it happens to come on quickly. Great for people who want to include breath exercises in their day to calm the mind and body. It also integrates with Apple’s Health app to record your completed breathing sessions.
Emoji lovers will adore this simple and quick mood tracking app that monitors your happy triggers using – yep, you guessed it – emojis. Every day you input the icons that represent your mood and activities at that time and it provides a calendar along with statistics that help you better understand your habits. If you sometimes fancy inputting more than just an emoji, there’s also an ‘old-school diary’ function.
If you don’t always have enough time for quizzes and reports, this app might be the one. Simple Habit offers audio meditations as short as five minutes, perfect for the time-poor who want a quick, good quality guided meditation. Users are asked to choose topics that interest them and there really is something for everyone – from meditations for after a breakup, to post-argument relaxation, stress-free commutes and pre-date mindfulness.