When I feel stressed out, grumpy or lack energy I do one of two things, either I do some exercise in the form of running or jumprope, or I listen to a guided meditation on one of my apps. I immediately feel a totally different person afterwards.
Today there are many great apps offering (guided) meditations, mindfulness, and other ways to de-stress. Guided meditations allow you to just relax and listen to the gentle voices that will help you destress your mind and body, and empower you for the rest of the day.
There are also apps with mesmeric sounds that are great for coming into a calm and unwinding state. According to a new study, sounds can physically alter the connections in our brains, reducing our body’s natural fight-or-flight instinct. You can listen to these sounds while you’re doing a task, but the effects are most effective when you take a moment to sit or lie down and surrender to their healing vibrations. Try for yourself and experience.
Also mindfulness sessions are often added to apps to make you aware of your mind, body and actions throughout the day so you’ll stay centred, appreciative, receptive, focused and wiser while you’re dealing with the issues of daily life.
Most apps have a combination of these techniques so you can choose the ones you like most.
At this moment I’m using insight timer (for meditation and guided mediation), relax melodies (to unwind) and Sadhguru (to gain some words of wisdom), but the other apps are also definitely worth checking out. It all depends on your state of being, and what you need most in your life.