You may see your mobile devices as a source of distraction and stress, things that always connect you to your work responsibilities and newsfeeds that stream the woes of the world. It’s no wonder that sometimes you may have trouble focusing and relaxing.
But one of the coolest things about mobile devices is that you can find anything you want on them, including apps that help you relax and that help sooth your mind. In fact, there are plenty of apps that are designed to just that. Here are a few of the better ones you should look into next time you’re feeling overwhelmed and have trouble focusing on the task in front of you.
Coloring Book for Me & Mandala
You may be thinking to yourself: “A coloring book? C’mon. I’m an adult.” But you must have forgotten the simple pleasure of lounging around with a crayon or colored pencil in your hand as a child. In fact, coloring books have become a favorite pastime for many adults, and this coloring book app for Android phones is a great way to be part of it.
The app features over 25 palettes you can choose from with eight different colors in each, so you will always be able to find a color that matches your mood. It also has many different types of drawings you can color, from butterflies and wolves to geometric patterns and mandalas. The app is updated very frequently as well, so you’ll always find new things to color.
Once you are finished with your work of art, you can share it to your social media networks easily and wait for the praises to start pouring in.
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A little time to yourself can go a long way in helping you relax, and this noise app offers you a chance to tune out the world and let your mind wander.
This app is designed to keep the distractions of the world at bay, like a crowded airport or the sound of a baby crying. It gives you tons of different sounds to choose from, from natural sounds like rain and waterfalls to ambient noises like ceiling fans and air conditioners. You don’t even need to be connected to a cellular network or the internet to enjoy a quick, relaxing session.
Maybe a quick meditation session is exactly what you need, and this app will help you.
You can take part in guided meditations that are as quick as three minutes or as long as 25, so you can always find the time. There are different meditation topics as well, from ones that focus on general relaxation to ones that help you sleep better and learn how to have higher self-esteem. You can also do untimed mediation and self-guided meditation if you already know what you’re doing.
The next time you feel stressed or can’t concentrate, try one of the apps and feel the stress melt away.
Matthew Connolly works as a life coach and has a background as a therapist. He helps people to live life to the fullest.
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