As technology continues to play a bigger role in our daily lives, it's easy to blame our connectedness for our increased stress and exhaustion.
When we are expected to be connected 24/7, it can be difficult to step away for a break.But, if we allow it to, technology has the power to contribute to our wellness. Here are some apps we found that can offer you some stress relief in your daily life.
Headspace guides users through purposeful meditation for a few minutes each day. This app is perfect for those who are intimidated by meditation or unsure how to begin, and the benefits can include reduced stress, better focus and better sleep. You can sign up for a free trial, and the monthly cost is $13.
Acupressure brings natural healing through the power of pressure points. For a $2 purchase, this app shows users where pressure points are on the body. It features labeled categories for various issues in the body, from addiction to pain to digestive problems, so users can take advantage of self-healing to relax and reduce stress.
Breathe2Relax helps users calm down and focus through breathing exercises. The app has a body scanner to inform users how stress can effect specific areas of the body, as well as a feature that lets users keep track of their stress levels. It’s free to use with no subscription fee.
Pocket Yoga is a yoga guide on-the-go. Users can find a few poses for stress relief to practice anywhere, but longer sessions and full classes are also available. The app doesn’t need to be connected to the Internet to work and costs only $3.