In these unprecedented times, it’s so important to take care of our mental health as much as our physical health. This week, our team are sharing some of their favourite apps that they use to practise awareness.
Maggie: My favourite meditation app is called Simple Habit. It has lots of guided meditations and a section where you can pick your mood or the time of day and the app will suggest a meditation according to your mood and your current time of day.
Spotify also has some great playlists for meditation, including some guided meditation playlists and soothing sounds to which you can do a self-guided mediation.
Helen: I am a huge fan of Headspace. You can pay for the subscription but there’s a lot of free things on there too. I find that it really helps me to relieve stress and focus my mind during times of anxiety. It’s very clear and easy to use and it just helps ground me when I’m a bit all over the place!
I also like Wysa – it’s a self-help/relaxation/virtual therapist app. Sometimes I just need to throw my thoughts down and get them out of my head. I could just do this on paper but the Wysa app reviews these thoughts and gives me helpful tips and videos, which I find to be a great help. If I’m having a really bad day, the app helps me to identify a positive response to my worries or problems.
Jess: I have previously used the CALM app. There are soothing sounds and audio books within the app and it allows you to switch off and take some time out from the world for 30 minutes or so.
We hope these apps may be helpful to you and if you have any apps that you use that you enjoy, please let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can suggest these to our community.