We live in a world where it’s very easy to become anxious about things at present. There’s a war raging in Eastern Europe, the economic climate is in ruins, and we’re just escaping the claws of a global pandemic.
On top of this, levels of addiction are at an all time high and in general we’re all just that little bit more anxious about our lives and what’s going on in the world.
But how to escape that anxiety? Well, firstly, there are lifestyle choices. Avoiding substances such as alcohol will certainly help with that. Many people have sought help at an addiction treatment centre in the last few years to help combat the negative impacts that come with such a disease, while millions of people have sought new careers to avoid the everyday anxieties and stresses of work both during and following the pandemic.
That’s not to say anxiety can’t rear its ugly head, however.
In many aspects of our lives these days we turn to our smartphone devices, whether it be to communicate with people for support, or even load up apps. And there are some great apps for aiding anxiety these days too.
In fact, here’s our top three…
The Calm app is one of the most highly rated apps on the market for improving their mindfullness and it’s a great app for ensuring that you get a restful night’s sleep.
The app itself has guided meditations perfect for both beginners and experienced practitioners, as well as having personalised reports of your moods enabling you to track your levels of stress and when to best use the app.
Creativity has long been a successful method in easing anxiety and Colorfy brings that into the digital world. It’s essentially a colouring in app for adults and is a completely free app that has been proven to lower anxiety levels amongst adults
If you’re looking to track your mental health, then What’s Up? is a great app for doing this. It takes elements of CBT and ACT therapy into the app and allows you to track your mental health in a comprehensive diary that allows you to enter your feelings, thoughts and moods, as well as rating your emotions on a scale of one to 10.
You can then identify what makes you feel anxious, setting goals in order to improve your moods during such periods.