Unfortunately, in today’s age of information overload, many people are prone to burnout. With high-stress levels, too much work and not enough sleep, physical, mental, and creative burnout can happen to the best of us. Burnout happens when we are under prolonged and excessive stress and if left untreated burnout can cause physical and emotional exhaustion, which can manifest as insomnia, chronic fatigue, changes in weight, anger, anxiety, and depression. When you suffer from burnout syndrome, it’s common for your overworked brain to forget important tasks, making it impossible to pay attention and concentrate.
In order to keep our physical and mental health in check, it is essential that you take time every day to make an effort to manage your stress levels. To help you clear your mind and keep your creative juices flowing, check out these five helpful, calming mindfulness apps.
Buddhify– If you need more clarity and calmness in your life, no matter what you are doing, you should try the Buddhify app. Perfect for beginners and those with experience, Buddhify has easy guided meditations, over 200, that can help you overcome difficult emotions, insomnia, pain, stress, and anxiety in any situation.
Headspace– When you feel overworked, overwhelmed, and stressed it’s important to get into a good headspace so you can stay on task. The handy application, Headspace can help you do just that. Ideal for people who are just starting out and want to learn more about mindfulness and meditation, and how you can apply it to your life.
Breathe2Relax– Practicing deep breathing, or breathing from your diaphragm, is a great way to reduce your stress and anxiety. If you are looking for new ways to remain calm, Breathe2Relax can guide you through breathing exercises, with the option of listening to relaxing background music while you go through the exercises.
Colorfy– No longer just for children, adults can color for mindfulness, as the art and act of coloring can be used as a form of therapy for adults. Taking advantage of coloring therapy is a perfect way to chill out, relax, let your mind go, and have fun. You can create your own design, or paint one of the many available at your fingertips.
Calm– If you need more relaxation in your life, the Calm app offers a wide range of guided meditations to choose from. You can choose from a variety of meditations that range from 3-minutes to 25-minutes. You can also take advantage of the breathing exercises, sleep stories, and soothing sounds to help you feel relaxed