Let me ask you this question, after having a hard day working in your small business, what do you do to wind down? Do you have particular things you like to do that support your health and wellbeing?
We all have different routines we do to help us wind down after work. Some people play games on Xbox or online, others watch videos, some listen to music, some read books, others listen to books, some watch TV, some eat, and some do exercise. With more and more people having smartphones, it is getting easier to relax while on the go.
One major benefit of relaxing each night is that allows you to recharge for the next day. It gives you the time to rest your mind and it will help you create new ways to make more productive choices the next day.
Here are 3 of my favorite free relaxing apps to wind down quickly while on the go.
APP 1: COLORFY
Coloring Book Therapy is all the rage these days. But, if you are like me and you like to color but hate going outside the lines, which you are bound to do, this app is for you. It helps take your mind off your day by giving you a pretty picture to color. No crayons or pencils required just a figure and your creativity.
Description of the App: There are many flowers sheets and plenty of colors you can choose from. You can share your creation with your friends on social media too.
Note: They have a Colorfy Plus version that you can buy as well. The details are on the app when you download it.
APP 2: Relax Melodies
If you prefer to listen to sounds to relax or even use this app as a supplement to your meditation or yoga practice routine, this app may be for you. It will definitely help you relax and maybe even fall asleep quicker.
Description of the App: Pick your own sounds and melodies and mix and match whatever sounds you like together. I like the flute and the running water together. Just a few minutes of me listening to this and I can feel my heart rate slow and my breathing getting deeper. There are several sounds to choose from. This is going to be one of my new favorites before going to bed or doing yoga in the morning. You can minimize the app and still listen to the sounds.
Note: You can subscribe to a paid version with no ads, and you can add your own music. There are 12 brainwaves beats and 36 guided meditations as well as 108 sounds.
APP 3: CALM
If you like to do meditation to relax, this app may be for you. It has video and sound effects incorporated together to help you get into a calm state.
Description of the App: There are guided meditations where a person is speaking. And, unguided meditations sessions as well. Press the plus button at the bottom to choose what meditation you prefer. When you minimize the app, the sound goes too so you need to leave the app open while using it.
Note: You can upgrade to their ‘7 Days of Sleep” premium program. It is to help people who need a little more help falling asleep.
I hope these apps help you relax every day even on those stressful days. There are many other apps out there. Try different apps to find the one that works for you.
What are your favorite free apps? Are there any apps that help you relax? What is your favorite way to relax? Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.
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