We’re living in unprecedented (and stressful) times. We don’t know the next time we’ll be free to go out to dinner in a restaurant, step inside an office, or even go on a Tinder date.
While you probably cannot stand to look at your phone for a second longer these days, it may be the key to alleviating your stress. There are apps out there that can help you find solace in these trying times, and the ones below happen to be on sale. Hang in there!
For getting a better night’s sleep
It’s hard to fall asleep when you don’t know what’s in store for you the next day (or you do know, and it’s not looking good). But getting a good night’s rest is integral to staying healthy, which should be your priority, especially now. Relax Melodies is a sleep and relaxation app that combines soothing sounds, bedtime stories, breathing techniques, body-mind exercises, and more to help you fall asleep in minutes and stay asleep. Recommended by doctors and neuropsychologists and rated an impressive 4.8 stars on the App Store and 4.6 stars on Google Play, it can also help you combat issues like insomnia, tinnitus, night-time anxiety, and everyday stress. Typically $250, a lifetime subscription is on sale for $124.99.
For taking mindful breaks throughout the day
If you want to take breathers throughout the day, this former Apple App of the Day can help you destress, reduce distractions, and bring mindfulness into your busy life. Perfect for using when you’re being bombarded with Zoom meetings, it delivers four mindfulness modes based on the time of the day: a quick break with a silent breathing session, a short, relevant meditation session, a focus mode to cruise through your to-dos with the Pomodoro timer, and a 10-minute closed-eye meditation for decompressing at the end of the day. With regular use, you’ll improve your focus and manage your stress better. A value of $365, get a lifetime subscription on sale for $39.
For meditations based on what’s bothering you today
Garnering 4.4 stars on Google Play, Welzen is a fuss-free app that delivers simple, subject-specific mindfulness meditations that you can practice at any time. You can choose between 5, 10, 15, or 20 minute guided meditations, or you can opt for a five-day program that helps to reduce stress and anxiety over time. And every day, you’ll get a new meditation with an accompanying inspiring life lesson to inspire hope. Usually $149.99, a lifetime subscription is on sale for $29.99.