Having an off day? Me too. You can’t quite pinpoint exactly what it is, but something feels weird. Here are a few apps to help with anxiety, or just that “weird” feeling you might have.
I. Love. Unstuck.
If you haven’t checked out this app before, you probably should ASAP. It doesn’t matter what you’re dealing with, Unstuck will help identify the problem and give you steps and tips to deal. You’ll be asked to evaluate how you’re feeling and what’s going on – from there, you’re given options as to what the issue is exactly. It’s a GREAT resource for those who just feel, well, STUCK. According to the app:
Unstuck is an in-the-moment digital coach that’s ready every time we’re feeling stuck. The app helps us see and solve situations with fresh perspective through provocative questions, targeted tips, and action-oriented tools. It’s an approach that works for all kinds of issues, large and small, so we can live better every day. Read more about the app here.
I am a BIG fan of meditation. I don’t think it needs to be scary or something that you have to spend a lot of time on – it comes naturally to me, especially if I have something (or someone) to guide me. I like the Breathe app because the meditations are short – usually 4 to 6 minutes. I can easily fit them into my day, and they really help me identify WHAT I’m feeling. The point isn’t necessarily to make yourself feel better, but to just identify what’s going on and Breathe through it.
So, what makes the Breathe app different from all of the other meditation apps out there? According to their website, they take a mindfulness approach to meditation. That is, a friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion.
I’ve recently realized that just having calming music playing while I try to get something done – work, rest, or even sleep – can really help A LOT. There’s not much to the Attunement app other than different types of meditating music, but I find that it really helps fill any extra headspace that might otherwise get taken up with negative thoughts. I’m not one to be able to listen to music while I work (multitasking is not a strength of mine), so this is a great alternative.
Perfect for meditation, yoga, massage, exercise, or simply relaxing, this app has seven selections of music, each with its own special effect — Relaxing, Energizing, Healing, Surrender, Primordial, Grounding and Inner Peace.
Are there any apps or tools out there that you use when feeling anxious, weird or stuck? Let me know! I’m always looking for something new to try.