There are many different ways to find stress relief. In an earlier post, we have talked about stress relief through exercise, laughter, diet, art, and many other ways. Technology is making managing stress and life as a mother much easier and since most of us have personal or business purpose cell phones we will talk about some of the best stress relief apps.

There are apps now for all kinds of stress therapy from meditation to yoga. I have put together a list of six apps that are useful for helping improve your mind and give you needed access to stress relief tips. I have included links to the store so you can easily check them out or download them.

1. ColorMe – Coloring Book Free 

You like adult coloring books, you know they can reduce stress, but you don’t want to buy a paperback book. Why not try the ColorMe App?Enjoy 100 pictures of animals, birds, butterflies and other mandala coloring pages right from your phone. Even your children will enjoy it!

Best thing is you don’t need an internet connection so you can enjoy this app anywhere, anytime! The controls are as simple as tapping and pinching and when you are finished you can share your pictures on Facebook, Instagram, or other social accounts.

This is one of my favorite apps and I can use it with my daughter.

 

 

Download on PlayStore Here

2. Meditation Music – Relax, Yoga 

 Meditation Music
 Music and meditation are great ways to distract you from stress. This app from Relaxio allows you to enjoy the benefits of meditation and yoga both in one app.  It comes with twelve different melodies for meditation that are said to be of high quality.
You can use the app for meditation, relaxation, and sleep. There is a timer so you time or sessions or have the app turn off after you fall asleep.
There are beautiful background images that display as the music plays and you can install the music on an SD card.
The twelve sounds available are:
★ Soft Piano
★ Peaceful Lake
★ Gentle Morning
★ Sunrise
★ Heaven Sounds
★ Perfect Rain
★ Inspiration Melodies
★ Nature Forest Melodies
★ Convent Sounds
★ Seaside Relaxation
★ Temple in the Hills Sounds
★ Mystic Temple Music

Download on PlayStore Here

 3. Breathe 2 Relax

Breathe 2 RelaxBreathe 2 relax is a stress management tool that provides breathing exercises. Studies have shown that breathing exercises can help stabilize our bodies mood, control our anger, and help manage anxiety. This app gives you these benefit by teaching you how t control your breathing from anywhere.

Here is what some of the users have said.

Great stress reducer This is a very great app for breathing and reducing stress it helps me and for all the features including guided help I love it. The screen timeout feature will not work right and the phone locks in the middle sessions.”

Helpful calming and I like using this app when I feel a bit anxious, helps calm things down. Would be a nice option for pauses between the inhale/exhale cycles”

 

Download on PlayStore Here             Download on AppStore Here

4. Pacifica

PacificaPacifica is an app that provides guided deep breathing and muscle relaxation exercises, daily anti-anxiety experiments, and tools including a mood tracker. It is free to use and download but Pacifica Full Access allows for unlimited use of the suite of tools and is available through an auto-renewing subscription. There are two options:

1 month: $5.99 and 1 year: $35.99

These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on your country’s residence.

 

 

Download on Google PlayStore Here   Download on AppStore Here

 

5. Down Dog: Yoga Anywhere

Down Dog Yoga Anywhere

 

This app allows you get a studio-like yoga experience from the comfort of your home. You never run out of content because every time you finish a sequence a new vinyasa sequence is created for you. Here is what some of the users are saying.

“This is an amazing app! As a momma with an 8-week old baby and two other kids, leaving the house to practice yoga is impossible. This is saving my body, mind, and soul. Thank you!”

“This is the best yoga app I have come across on the App Store. I’ve downloaded a ton of apps, and this one blows them away.”

 

 

Download on Google PlayStore Here    Download on AppStore Here

6. Happify

Happify

 

This is a  brain-training app developed by a scientist that allows you to reduce stress through guided relaxation and meditation.

Train your brain to overcome negative thoughts through exercises that empower you like exercises of gratitude, meditation, and more.

I love this app because it is easy to use and the exercises are always changing. It is not only about empowering ou but how to empower those around you.

 

 

 

 

Download on Google PlayStore Here   Download on AppStore Here


These are just a few of the best stress relief apps that I found to be useful but there are much more apps available. I am really into the coloring book apps because I can take them with me when I go to my doctor’s appointments and they keep me preoccupied as I wait. If you are into yoga, the Down Dog app is great because you can learn the poses from home and also teach your children.

If you know of any stress relief app that you find useful please feel free to leave a comment below. I hope you found this list useful.

4 thoughts on “Best Stress Relief Apps – 6 Apps for Android and iOS”

  1. Hi Melissa. What a great article!. I want to call it ‘Overcome Stress Through Use of Apps-Stress Relief Made Easy’. The article does not only simplifies the process of getting over stress but also shows how the tool/apps could be bought in a stress free manger. I see this article bringing the solution to the door step of mothers and women in general. I commend the article. It is a job well done.

    1. Thank you for your kind words Abi! Apps are easily accessible since many of us have phones so they are a great way to get help otherwise not achievable. Thanks for reading my post and giving your feedback!

  2. Great Article! As a momma-I can use all the stress relief I can get and these are all great suggestions for apps that I can use on my cell anywhere! I already use the coloring book and Happify apps, but I can’t wait to check out the others you suggested!! Thanks:)

    1. Hi Bridget,
      Thanks for sharing! I love the coloring apps and Happify is another great app. Like you said we can use our cells anywhere which makes these apps that much more useful. Let me know what you think of the other apps. You are welcome, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

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