Ok, hands up – I’m really late to the iPhone thing – I only got my first ever iPhone about 4 months ago. I have the iPhone 5S, and I have to admit, I totally love it.
I have discovered so many apps that I never used to be able to access on my old phone.
I have found some excellent apps which I use to help me relax, unwind and distress.
This app is designed to help you wake up gently – calming mind, body and soul at all times.
I don’t use this app as an alarm, I use it just before I go to sleep at night, and listen to one of the many relaxing sounds for 5-10 minutes. This usually helps me drift off to sleep easily. One of my favourite sounds to listen to as I am falling asleep is the sound of waves. I find this so relaxing, and usually without fail I will fall asleep before the timer is up.
I also use this app if I am feeling particularly stressed or quite anxious – if I have a few minutes where I am alone and can pop on the sound of the waves, or one of the many other relaxing sounds, I close my eyes for 5 minutes, take some big deep breathes, and that usually works to help me feel better.
This app helps to train your mind to build up self-esteem through hypnosis.
I have only used this app a few times, but I definitely feel like it is helping me feel more confident in myself. I really do struggle with low confidence and low self-esteem, so I was willing to give anything a try.
The app uses guided audio sessions to help you become relaxed and opening you up to changing your mind-set about yourself. I have been using this app for a few weeks and I am already feeling the benefit.
This app contains mindfulness tracks to help you get to sleep, but also to improve the quality of sleep you get.
I love this app. It contains 10 tracks of guided mindfulness sessions to follow, not just to help you to get to sleep, but for other things as well.
One of my favourites is the track called Breath – this guided session enables you to focus on your breath and breathing, and how you are feeling right at this moment. It really makes you think about something so simple – our breath – that we don’t even think about, and don’t pay any attention to, and yet if you can focus on your breathing it can help you to feel so much calmer and less anxious.
I try and listen to one of these guided sessions a day, more if I am able, and I really do feel that this has made a real difference to me, and how I manage my stress and anxiety levels.
All of these apps were free from the App Store on my phone.
Do you use any other different apps to help you relax and unwind? Let me know in the comments below.