The Best Apps for Your Mental Health

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Even though mental health is gaining more and more exposure, it’s easy to ignore the conversation thinking it isn’t relevant to you. Mental health issues often sneak up on us and we only realise something is wrong when the weight becomes unbearable.

We lead busy lives and that makes it easy to miss the early signs of mental health issues. We often think stress, anxiety, worries, depression, and feeling overwhelmed are normal parts of the daily routine when they really shouldn’t be.

If left unchecked, all this can become too much to handle. “Prevention is better than cure” is a famous phrase by Dutch philosopher Desiderius Erasmus from 1500. It applies today to all aspects of modern medicine, and that includes mental health.

So how do we prevent mental health issues or keep them in check while leading our busy lives? By using the technology that already surrounds us! Let’s have a look at some of the best apps you can download on your phone to help you manage those stressful days.

Calm

The Calm app has some amazing features to help you with managing stress and anxiety, calming down during an anxiety attack, getting a good night’s sleep, and improving your overall mood.

After installing the app, you have the option to answer a few questions about the issues you are facing so that the app can provide individualised meditation and mindfulness exercises. Calm has a paid version, but the free one has plenty of features to make life easier.

Fabulous

Fabulous is a revolutionary way to build new daily routines that truly work for you… and stick to them! It uses behavioural science to help you make smart changes and build healthy habits to reduce the stress and anxiety that so often come with trying to organise your day.

The graphic elements in the app are lovely and your journey towards a healthy daily routine is presented as a story that draws you in, increasing your chances of success significantly. Fabulous has a free version with various features, but you can also explore the paid version.

Lifefyle

Lifefyle is the fastest way to feel calm and in control of your life admin. Use the app to store important documents and declutter your home, schedule appointments or tasks, and keep everyone in your family organised.

With the paid version, you can assign tasks to other members of your family but the free version is perfect for just yourself. The Lifefyle app comes with a bonus: the Marketplace is filled with offers for other products and services that will reduce stress in your life and make everything easier — whether you are looking after your car or your pets, travelling or trying to find the perfect gift for a loved one.

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The life admin app that frees up your time to do more of what you love. It’s the fastest way to feel calm and in control of your life admin, at your fingertips.

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The life admin app that frees up your time to do more of what you love. It’s the fastest way to feel calm and in control of your life admin, at your fingertips.

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