The recent COVID-19 pandemic has brought great change to how we lead our lives, some changes being more difficult to deal with than others. Being isolated from our loved ones for extended periods of time has undoubtedly had a negative impact on our mental wellness. Now more than ever, it is imperative to keep close tabs on our mental health.
In the modern era, it is now possible to get that help you need right from the convenience of your own phone. Just one quick search in your phone’s app store and you are faced with a multitude of mental health app options to choose from. It can be difficult to narrow it down, so with the help of this Medical News Today’s article, here is a list of mental health apps that I have enjoyed that you can use to change your life for the better:
Headspace: This app is best to use to help alleviate daily stressors. It uses mindfulness and meditation exercises to learn how to manage everyday stress, to relax, and focus your energy towards becoming more centered on the present moment. I personally use this app and have found the variety of short audio exercises most convenient for my busy lifestyle.
Calm: Easily one of my favorite apps for meditation. Navigating the app itself is seamless and soothing, so it truly does provide the help you need to kick back and float away into your dreams listening to one of their ‘sleep stories.’
Happify: Using a fun approach to form new habits, Happify provides games and activities to help overcome those negative thoughts and gives you practical tools to help you feel in control of your feelings.
Moodnotes: The practice of journaling can be difficult to keep up with. Moodnotes empowers you to track your mood and enter a journal entry daily to develop healthier thinking habits over time.
By consistently using these apps and practicing mindfulness, I have been able to develop a better sense of wellbeing. So, take a break from endlessly scrolling through TikTok and consider downloading one of these apps. Simply taking the time out of your day to focus on you and how you can care for yourself is crucial in times like these.