The pressure of caregiving can be a lot to handle at times, but it’s important to realize that you are not alone. Not only are there others out there juggling the same demands as you, but also there is a wide range of tools and resources available. From support groups to online forums to mobile apps, getting the help and guidance you need is never far away.
Below are five stress relief apps that are perfect for caregivers. Enjoy!
- Destressify. Free, iOS and Android
Destressify was developed by Stress Refuge, Inc. with the intent of lowering stress levels by as much as 20%! The app includes a series of calming exercises, energy-building exercises and relaxation tips. After four weeks, you should be able to manage stress more effectively by identifying triggers and how you respond to outside stimuli. A Pro version is also available.
- Daily Yoga. Free, iOS and Android
Whether you’re a beginner or expert, yoga is a wonderful addition to your life. It eases stress and promotes balance and coordination, among many other things. The Daily Yoga app has over 100 meditation and yoga classes and over 500 yoga poses. You can bust out a quick move whenever you need to clear your mind. Sessions range from 5 minutes to an hour.
- Colorfy. Free, iOS and Android
Taking a few minutes to color is an effective way to express creativity and distract your mind from unpleasant things. Thanks to digital coloring books, you don’t have to carry around colored pencils and coloring books to receive these benefits. Colorfy is a beautiful app that offers coloring pages in a wide range of themes, including patterns, animals and floral. And, there are gradient colors, various brush widths and spectacular color palettes. No Wifi required.
- Pacifica. Free, iOS, Android, Web
Pacifica is a beautiful app that helps you track and manage stress, anxiety and depression. We recommend this app not only because it can help with stress levels but also because it reminds you that your needs are important, too. Enjoy the many features that are included on the app such as relaxation techniques, mood/health tracking, guided self-help paths and peer support from an active community.
- Relax Melodies. Free, iOS and Android
If you have trouble settling down at night, check out the Relax Melodies app from Ipnos. It has a proven track record with 8 years in the stores and millions of active users. Select the sounds and music that you like to create a custom mix. Timers and alarms are also built into the app as well as programs for mindfulness to help you sleep better and faster.