It is not difficult to see how you can get stressed with so much of your day taken up with work and family commitments and very little time left to pause and try and unscramble your mind.
Here is a look at some apps that could help you to unwind and give your brain a break from the stresses of the day. There is an insight into a time management technique to use, a childhood activity that adults also love, plus some meditation options and a plant-growing path to peace and tranquility.
Keep your mind fresh
One of the secrets behind keeping your mind clear of stress and more focused is to take regular breaks through better time management.
Most of us have found ourselves engrossed with a work task and suddenly realized that it’s been a couple of hours since you last got up, stretched your legs, and gave your brain a bit of a rest.
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management strategy that shows you how to break your day down into neat blocks so that you have a decent amount of work and break phases throughout the period.
The name Pomodoro derives from tomato-shaped kitchen timers and this simple concept is the blueprint for a number of apps that help you divide your day up and remind you when to take a break.
Focus Keeper is one of several apps available that should help you to follow that technique and ensure you get regular breaks, to clear your mind and reset ready for the next task.
A good way to practice mindfulness
Adult coloring books have soared in popularity recently and it is easy to see why, as it is an excellent way to relax your mind doing something that you probably have a positive association with from your childhood.
You most likely spent hours coloring and drawing as a kid with not a care in the world, so the Coloring Book for Me and Mandala, which is available as an app, should prove a great way to replicate that experience and free your mind from the stresses of the day when you choose of the images to color in.
If you want to learn how to practice the art of meditation to use alongside some mindfulness techniques, Calm is one of the leading apps for showing you the way to a more relaxed state of mind.
One of the reasons why this app is so popular is that it caters for all levels of meditation, so whether you are an absolute beginner or practically a guru, there are sessions and guidance to fit your ability as well as your available schedule.
Pacify your mind with plants
It is also worth mentioning an app called Viridi, which is a game where you have to grow and care for a pot of succulents.
Real-life gardeners are often pretty chilled out when they are with their plants, so even if you are not that successful growing genuine plants, this virtual version will give you all the stress-relieving benefits without the need to step outside.
It is always important to make some time to slow down, take a break and do something calming as a welcome distraction, and these apps will help you do just that.