7 Best Apps for Stress Management

It seems that school these days is more and more stressful for students of every age. These apps are a great help for stress management and dealing with anxiety disorders, trouble sleeping or relaxing–you name it! Check them out and you’re bound to find one that works for you.

Rainy Mood. Many people find the sound of rain calming, and with Rainy Mood, you can listen to it on loop even when there’s not a cloud in the sky. You can adjust levels of different sounds to customize it to your liking, and the app also includes a sleep timer. Don’t forget to check out their other scenes of ambient noise, such as Ocean, Countryside, and Cafe! Get the app here

Calm. This app lets you choose a guided meditation to last anywhere from three to thirty minutes. Calm has it all, from body scans to deep sleep meditations to scenarios targeted to calm anxiety. Choose from a variety of nature sounds and bliss music to accompany you during this little pause in your day. Use this if you want to focus on breathing and mindfulness. Get the app here

Calm app

Breathe 2 Relax. Learn more about the effects of stress on the body and how to alleviate them with Breathe 2 Relax. Breathing exercises like the ones on this app have been shown to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ response to stress, as well as help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Get the app here.

Panic Relief. If you suffer from panic attacks or an anxiety disorder, this app can help. Those who get panic attacks know that once one has begun, you can’t stop it in it’s tracks, but there are things you can do to make them pass more easily. Panic Relief was designed by a psychologist and is targeted to guide you through panic attacks and help you overcome fear. Get the app here.

Pacifica. Pacifica is one of the best self-help apps out there for anxiety. It is designed as a daily tool to help people address stress, anxiety, and worry at a gradual pace that won’t overwhelm you. It has many wonderful features, including a regular check-in to record your mood, but one of the most helpful is the “record” tool: you can record yourself describing what you are anxious about, then play it back and assess it. You can also set short-term and long-term goals for tackling your anxiety. Get the app here

Pacifica app

Mindshift. This app is designed specifically for helping teens and young adults cope with stress. The ultimate goal is to gradually change the way you think about anxiety, hence the name Mindshift. If you want help learning to face test anxiety, perfectionism, sleep troubles, and more, this one’s for you. Get the app here.

Moodkit. Sometimes depression accompanies anxiety, and this app can help. MoodKit uses four main tools to provide mood-enhancing activities, identify and change unhealthy thinking, rate and chart mood across time, and create journal entries designed to promote well-being. Get the app here.

Allison Green
Boston Tutoring Services

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