You are now a university student. Congratulations! You’ve passed high school. No more stressing about exams, parties and high school issues – joking. Now you are in university, there are the same, maybe even more pressures than before. You need to stay on top of university work, extracurricular activities, part-time work and social life. It can get very stressful. Here are 10 relaxing apps essential for every Uni student. These apps will help you focus on the moment, relax your mind, sort your thoughts and be present.
For those moments when there are a million thoughts in your mind. MindMeister is a mobile mind mapping app. This app will allow you to mind map and brainstorm your thoughts. This gives you the ability to visualise and order everything on your mind. There are several tools to create a map, from different themes, styles, colours and tools. Feel relaxed and get clarity with all your thoughts organised and in one place.
2. Day One
Journaling. People often say journaling is a great thing. It allows someone to organise their thoughts, clear their mind and feel relaxed. Instead of having to handwrite your journal and get cramps in your hand when you write too much. Day One is an online journal with beautiful visuals, making daily journaling one you want to continue.
Adult colouring books are seen to be all the rage for relaxing. Now creators have made colouring apps to make that experience more accessible and easy to take around with you. Colorfy is a colouring app, which features more than 1,000 different pictures to colour. All you need to do is select a colour palette, and tap to colour.
Breathing reduces anxiety and stress while helping to stay calm. Breathe2Relax helps practice deep breathing without any experience. It will guide you through breathing exercises, with the option to create a calm environment through music.
5. Sleep Cycle
Sleep is important. Different to the conventional alarms, Sleep Cycle wakes you up per your wake-up phase, a period of time before your alarm when the app will wake you up when it detects light sleep. You can also monitor your daily sleep. Resulting in you feeling more refreshed when waking.
Puzzle games are known to help relaxation. Polyforge is a shape-based puzzle game. The aim is as the crystal rotates, to strike each side of it with colour. If you hit the same side twice you must start over. The soothing colour palette and soft music tones, relaxing!
7. Screen Time
Screen Time may not be the app that screams relaxation. Screen Time allows you to put restrictions on how much time you use apps. If you get caught up in social media, it can diminish an individual’s self-esteem. Having restrictions can help you relax and feel better.
To continue on with the list: implementing meditation and mindfulness in your life is supposed to be revolutionary. It helps you to relax and be present.
8. Smiling Mind
Smiling Mind is a free relaxation app to assist children and adults. There are specific programs for people of all ages, focusing on dealing with the pressure, stress and challenges of everyday life. With a range of programs to choose from, you can choose the one most suitable for you.
Calm is a relaxation app focusing on meditation. It is a great app for beginners, with also options for advanced users. The meditation sessions vary from 3 to 25 minutes. Calm address topics including stress, self-esteem and happiness.
Headspace is another popular relaxation app with guided meditations and mindfulness techniques. For free, you can get the Basics course teaching the fundamentals. With a subscription, you can unlock the app’s full meditation library.