Every day we are attacked by more and more negative news. Under such conditions, we are more chained to our phones than in the best of times, and we try to find solace in them. Surprisingly, a smartphone can positively influence sleep, mood, and mental health. Headspace, for example, paved the way for mindfulness apps, but it’s not the only one. Check out the BURO selection. and start clearing your head of stress.
LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF
Not feeling okay is okay. If you are lost and withdrawn, we highly recommend Paradym. The app acts as a virtual life coach and guides users through 10-minute chapters, from talking about different psychological behaviors to a series of simple exercises. Paradym was developed according to the recommendations of the Medical Research Council (MRC). This is a small psychological tool based on real scientific research and the theory of emotional intelligence as the key to healthy relationships, productivity and well-being.
FOR THE PERFECT ESCAPE FROM A TROUBLE REALITY
Will the pandemic ever end? For those suffering in confined spaces, Portal is a helpful resource. This app will take you to another place and help you relax with the sounds of nature, such as waves crashing against rocks, the rustling of palm trees and the crackle of a fire in a fireplace somewhere in Switzerland. The app also has meditation exercises to help you fall asleep, focus and relax. And all at once is better.
HAPPY NOT PERFECT
IF YOU HAVE AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS
What am I doing? Where am I going? Who am I after all? This mindfulness app was created by Poppy Jamie, a TV presenter and accessory designer turned techie and entrepreneur. Happy Not Perfect includes helpful empathy exercises that will get you out of your indifference and numbness with questions like “What would you say to a friend who is experiencing the same thing as you?”.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE OVERLOADED SCHEDULE
The developers of this app have received more than one award for their approach to online mediation because they managed to combine advice from different experts on stress management, anxiety reduction and calming the mind. Insight Timer is especially handy for those who have a very busy schedule: meditations can be selected by duration depending on the time you have for them. Now you can do the exercises even on the go.
AGAINST PROFESSIONAL BURNOUT
Another application that can easily fit into a busy daily routine. Buddhify breaks down classes so you can always find the right exercise. The application also has a section dedicated to work: it includes meditations for relaxation in breaks from work — even on the road, even at your desk — in the midst of a busy day.
IF YOU HAVE FREE TIME
The healing properties of color have long been a recognized fact. Classes that include working with flowers help children develop better, and adults can escape from the hustle and bustle and have a good time. Colorfy is the familiar digital coloring book. Not a single tree was harmed for long sessions of coloring geometric patterns and pictures. And in the application, you can create your own sketches and feel like part of the art community.
The material was first published on BURO London January 22, 2021