5 Promising iPhone Apps for Anxiety, Depression and Stress Relief

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Life isn’t easy, and sometimes you need to make the best of your available resources to help you get past it. Thanks to smartphones being within everyone’s reach, apps can be of immense help for stress relief, and other mental hurdles. Such apps enable you to make better decisions in your life, through a more mindful approach.

Although most mental health doctors prescribe less screen time, apps have shown improvement in mental health. These apps also enhance focus, happiness and serenity in your life through ancient practices like meditation and mindfulness in order for you to get the best out of your limited life.

I recommend these awesome apps. Check them out.

Kick the buddy

Kick the buddy iOS App for Stress Relief

Kick the Buddy is a physics-based game that gives a ragdoll figure you can send to oblivion. I randomly came across this game struggling with issues, and I can tell you; it’s great for relieving stress and grudges you might be holding in. 

Of course, the game gets negative comments because of its violent nature, but I think the game helps clear out grudges you are holding in; which are a natural part of being human. This game is great for stress relief, and helps making better decisions, leading to a healthier life

The app is rated 12+, but seeing its violent nature that goes around torturing buddy with a plethora of weapons, heck, even godly powers like a tornado, and Thor’s Mjolnir lightning hammer, the game is definitely unsafe for kids.

Cost: Free with In-game purchases

Get it on iOS / Android



Youper iOS App for Stress Relief

This AI chatbot can transform your day. Youper is one of the first emotional health assistants. The app helps in tracking your mood through a friendly AI-powered chat interface, providing guided mindfulness among other techniques, depending on your response. The app acts like a therapy session, which you can access whenever you want. It helps unwind your brain by being non-judgmental.

Youper pioneers in using technology for emotional healing. Youper learns as you continue using it, backed with the latest scientific research and studies.

Cost: Free

Get it on iOS / Android

Calm app 

Calm iOS App for Stress Relief

Awarded “Apple App of the Year 2017”. Calm provides a more traditional way of dealing with stress and anxiety – compared to the apps above. It offers an array of guided meditations that focus more on relaxing and calming down in distinction with other meditation apps that work on your deep thinking and creativity.  

The Calm app has everything you could wish for in a meditation app, from teaching “How to Meditate” to tackling Stress, Anxiety, Depression, lack of sleep, and more… 

The pro version unlocks breathing exercises, bedtime stories and sleepy melodies alongside Calm Body programs, monthly Calm Masterclasses and exclusive music. 

Cost: $14.99 per month, $69.99 per year, $399.99 lifetime subscription

Get it on iOS / Android

Day one 

Day One iOS App for Stress Relief

A man once went to a wise man for enlightenment, seeing that the man didn’t understand anything, the wise man put a cup in front of him and started pouring water in it, and soon the water started spilling out… the man, astounded by the behaviour, told the wise man to stop there’s no space left for more. The wise man replied, “This cup is like your mind, You need to empty it to make space for more.”

And that’s where Day One comes in for the rescue. By Journaling your thoughts, you are creating space for new thoughts, to solve your issues with the best of your abilities you never knew you had. 

Day One is a great journaling app, you can set reminders to let you pen your thoughts so you can focus on the present.

Apart from being a great productivity app, it has multiple uses, such as noting down memories with pictures of your loved ones you can see after a decade to foster irreplaceable moments.

Cost: Free with in-app purchase.

Get it on iOS / Android / macOS

Acupressure: Heal Yourself

Accupressure Heal yourself App for Stress Relief

Acupressure is an ancient Chinese medicine that provides pain and stress relief through massaging of pressure points. This app illustrates the position of the pressure points that can help alleviate many symptoms of stress and anxiety. Such include; headache, muscle tension etc… Simply, type in your symptoms and it will show you the pressure points you can massage for healing.

Cost: $1.99

Get it on iOS / Android

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