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10 Stress Relief Apps You Should Know About

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We are all prone to stress, and left unmanaged it can take a serious toll on our health. It is necessary to set aside time for ourselves to ease our minds and bodies. Fortunately, stress relief and relaxation are right at our fingertips. The app store offers some seriously great applications that can help manage stress and soothe anxiety. Here are ten free apps you should know about when it comes to melting the stress away.


Adult Coloring Book

A new trend in the world of relaxation are coloring books. With the Adult Coloring Book app, ease your mind and engage yourself in some peaceful color therapy. The app offers a ton of designs to pick and choose from. You can even share your creation on your favorite social media outlets!



Relax and reduce stress with this simple meditation app. Calm offers guided programs and sessions as well as unguided sessions. This app not only helps you meditate, but also can aid you in falling asleep faster with a variety of soothing sounds. This app is free, but if you find yourself truly reaping the benefits of mediation you can purchase a subscription for a month or a year.


Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM)

Learn how to manage your anxiety with SAM. This app allows you to share how you’re feeling and then it will offer appropriate calming methods. Users will not only learn about anxiety, but will also engage in the practice of self-help.


7 Cups

This app is basically emotional support at your fingertips. This one in particular really intrigued me so I decided to download the free application myself and give it a shot.

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