Our pick of self-care apps to use for everyday balance and serenity.
Bloom App & Instagram Account
The wellness app co-created by Youtube star Chloe Szep, designed to help you bloom into a better version of yourself. Encourages better sleep, reduced stress levels and a more relaxed lifestyle with guided & visual meditations, relaxing music, activities and mindful experiences.
Packed with tangible, useful content like stress relief activities, habits for a healthy mind and anxiety management techniques, this is a quirky little account that's quickly gaining momentum.
Currently offering 1 free month (for new subscriptions before April 19)
Calm App & Instagram Account
The soothing sounds of nature can have a profound effect on your working day productivity or downtime relaxation, trust us. Imagine the distant roar of a crackling fire or the patter of rain on the rooftop on demand.
Honestly, throw on the forest sounds as a background while you're working from home and within 10 minutes notice your efficiency skyrocket!
Simple but effective natural scenery and sounds. Follow for unexpected surprises in your feed to take 30 seconds and breathe (hit play on the post below).
File it under 'Good online mental health practices'.
Headspace App & Instagram Account
Headspace values minimising stress & anxiety, increasing movement and sleeping soundly. The free version offers basic guided meditations or sleep-focused sequences, with the option to upgrade for hundreds of additional meditations, tons of free articles and guides.
A curation of lifestyle and informative content, relating to good mental health messages, everyday stress and mindfulness.
Smiling Mind App & Instagram Account
Smiling Mind is an Australian meditative app that advocates that you need just 10 minutes a day to start seeing benefits. The built-in functionality to set daily reminders for yourself and a Wellbeing Check tool to do some self-assessment before relaxing are just some of the life-changing features.
Excellent IGTV content from psychologists on helpful topics like working from home, maintaining gratitude and navigating the COVID-19 news cycle.