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Top 4 Free Mobile Apps for Improving Wellbeing

This year has been a stressful time for everyone. We have all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic in one way or another, whether that is work related, home life or social life. Worries about safety, finances, job security, family and friends can all build up and can be quite overwhelming at times. If you are feeling more anxious and stressed than normal, please be aware that this is completely normal as we are all going through very unusual circumstances. 

It is really important for our mental health and wellbeing to try and remain as stress-free as possible. Some days this may feel harder than others, so we have been doing our research and put together a list of the top free mobile apps that are proven to improve your wellbeing and stress levels. 

1 – Headspace

Available on IOS and Android

Headspace is predominantly a meditation app. There is both a free version and a paid version, with the paid giving you access to much more content. However, even the free version will allow you to benefit from following a range of guided meditations, videos and much more. Headspace claims that by using the app for just 10 days, your can increase your happiness by 16%. 

Read more about the benefits of meditation here. 

2 – Calm

Available on IOS and Android

Similar to Headspace, Calm is a meditation app designed for all levels of experience from complete beginner to more advanced users. The app includes multiple 7-day programmes that you can follow that are designed to help you de-stress and boost your happiness. From guided meditations to the library of calming background music, this app is great for helping you relax in any environment.

3 – Momento 

Available on IOS

A proven way of destressing at the end of a long day is to keep a diary or journal to express all of your thoughts and feelings. Memento is a great app that allows you to do this in a way that is much more digital. It’s used to record a snapshot of your day including images, videos and text. You can also synchronise your social media accounts so all of your posts and activity is in one place for you to look back on in the future. 

4 – Polygon

Available on IOS and Android

This is a firm favourite of mine. Polygon is an app dedicated to colour-by-number artwork. It is completely free and has an extensive library of images for you to choose from. It allows you to use the creative part of your brain without having to think too hard about colour choice and technique. Simply tap the screen and the section fills with colour for you. 
Find out more about the benefits of adult colouring here.

Do you have a recommendation for another wellbeing app that isn’t listed here? Let us know!

Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith is a developing psychic medium and healer. She has a keen interest in spiritual and mental health and wellbeing. Rachel also works freelance as a copywriter and social media manager. She is passionate about animals and runs an animal website, Pawfecttales.co.uk

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