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7 APPS TO HELP EXECUTIVES DE-STRESS

GET AWAY FROM STRESS WITH THESE GREAT APPS

As a professional person, you’re likely no stranger to stress and anxiety. Whether it’s because you can’t find a reliable ride to the airport, you’re late for a meeting or you’re having trouble finding solutions to an issue within a project, stress is all around and it’s easy to become overwhelmed by it.

If you travel for business on a regular basis, you’re entertaining a whole additional slew of stresses, each of which may serve to put a serious kink in your travel schedule. For many business travelers, finding ways to distress is the most important part of their trip. Luckily, in the age of technology, distressing isn’t quite such a challenge. We’ve listed a few great apps to help keep you de-stressed and happy, no matter where you are.

1. EQUANIMITY

If you need to be reminded to meditate or relax, Equanimity is perfect for you. You can set the phone to chime when you’ve been working for a certain period of time. It will time your meditation sessions, help you keep track of the intervals between sessions, and even provides a handy journal so you can record the meditation and relaxation practices that are helping you the most. The simplicity of this app is refreshing for those of you who have tried other meditation apps to no avail.

Cost: $4.99

2. ANXIETY FREE

For many people under stress, hypnosis is an effective solution. Anxiety Free offers powerful hypnotic recordings, as well as options for helping you control cravings for nicotine or alcohol. In as few as fifteen minutes each day, you can tackle various issues with stress, exhaustion, or anxiety.

Cost: Free

3. BREATHE 2 RELAX BY NATIONAL CENTER FOR TELEHEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY

If you’ve ever wondered about the kind of effects that stress has on the body, you’ll find the information inside this medically-centered app, as well as a slew of breathing exercises to help users manage stress-induced physiological response. Stabilize your mood, decrease your “fight or flight” response, control anger and manage anxiety with the right breathing exercise.

Cost: Free

4. RELAX MELODIES

If you’re looking for the perfect app to help you sleep at night, especially in odd environments like hotels or moving vehicles, Relax Melodies is a top-of-the-line option. Not only can you choose from natural sounds like rivers, oceans and rainfall, you have preloaded melodies with flute music and piano, as well as less organic sounds like urban rainfall, white noise and lounge music. You can even choose from musical styles like Medieval and Toskana. There is truly something for every listener, no matter your level of stress.

Cost: Free

5. NATURE SOUNDS RELAX AND SLEEP

If nature sounds are your exclusive soundtrack for relaxation, this Android App will do much to help you unwind. Sounds of ocean waves, rainwater, animals in the forest and more are available for listen, as are gorgeous backgrounds that can help you zone out visually and intellectually. You can choose set times for your sounds to play, as well as set timers for the amount of minutes or hours you’d like your app to play.

Cost: Free

6. WORRY BOX: ANXIETY SELF-HELP

Another impressive Android app catered especially to those of you who tend to worry ceaselessly about any number of things. The Worry Box will provide you with a place to express and flesh out your deepest worries, confronting the aspects of these worries that provide you with the most anxiety. You’ll get perspective, as well as an honest place to devise plans to abate your worries and disempower your anxieties.

Cost: Free

7. RELAX AND REST GUIDED MEDITATION

This app is offers guided meditation, providing with soothing, comforting voices throughout your meditation journey. Meditations are timed and offer breathing coaching so you can get the most out of your precious relaxation time. There are also settings for whole-body relaxation if you need help falling asleep or taking an extended nap.

Cost: $.99

The stresses that accumulate after a difficult week at work should not take over your life. Liberate yourself from anxiety and professional stress, and get the sleep and relaxation time you deserve. You’ll experience marked improvements in your focus, physical well-being, and overall comfort.

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