For students in colleges or universities, several things can cause stress. There is the stress related to academics, which can reach a climax with exam-related stress. Then there is stress related to lack of money to do what needs to be done.
The stress can be acuter for study abroad (especially new students) students as the distance from home can induce the sort of stress that would distract them from their studies.
The point is simply this, students face all kinds of stress every day. Some have a system of dealing with it effectively while others allow it to overwhelm them with disastrous consequences.
Fortunately, in this age of technology and the Internet, there are online resources for almost every problem. With your smartphone, as long as you have an Internet connection, you can access these resources.
So here are some apps that would help you manage the stress you might be going through as a student.
This app is all about meditation. Even if meditation is not your thing, you would find this app useful as it prompts you to learn how to calm your head and body
There about 10 sessions of guided meditation in the free version. Chances are you would love it and subscribe for ten times more sessions with the pro version.
It is available for iOS and Android devices.
2. Stop, Breathe, & Think
Stop, Breathe, & Think is also a meditation app. The name clearly informs you what to expect. The first stage is to stop everything you are doing. Ultimately, it would calm your agitated soul by guiding you through simple meditative breathing and thinking techniques.
You can try it for free. If you like the results, you can opt for the paid version for your Android or iOS device. There is also a Web version you can use on your laptop.
On the homepage of Calm, the slogan ‘Meditation made simple’ is one of the first things you see. And that is exactly what this app does. It simplifies the meditative process to calm you down.
You can try it out before subscribing to the full version if you like the free version. It is available for all smartphone platforms.
If you are going through a rough patch with anxiety and panic attacks, you can play with this app to bring back the fun to your life and make you enjoy and love life as you once used to.
Happify is all about positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. From the name, it is easy to deduce that the goal of this app is to make you happy.
The free and full paid versions are available for both iOS and Android devices
This free Android and iOS app is a great tool if stress, anxiety or depression are threatening to stand between you and your ability to be an effective student.
Pacifica is based on cognitive behavioral therapy, mood tracking, meditation, and relaxation. The free version gives you access to a lot of features. But the paid has more functions to help you deal with stress.
Though this app is primarily designed for teenagers and young adults, it can be adapted to work for all ages. It helps users struggling with anxiety by teaching them to change their attitudes towards it rather than avoiding it.
This completely free iOS and Android app would guide you on how to easily relax, identify means of taking charge of anxiety and create better ways of thinking about stress and anxiety.
7. Self – Help for Anxiety Management
SAM for short, this app is all about handling power back to you. It is created to help you understand why you are so stressed out and anxious. It does that by helping you to build your own stress management toolkit inside the app. The end-result is a customized program that should be responsive to your unique problems.
And if you like the results, you can exchange experiences with a community of users without having to reveal your real identity.
The app is completely free for all Android and iOS devices.
What Colorfy is saying is simply this: having fun coloring books is not just for kids. Adults too can enjoy it with health benefits too.
The idea behind Colorfy is to use the soothing effects of colors to calm you down and helping you forget the stress of everyday life. Perhaps, you can unleash your inner Picasso with this iOS and Android app.
If you love the free version, you can get more features by subscribing to several levels of the paid versions.
Breathe2Relax is a completely free stress-management app that is available on all Android and iOS devices.
The app is all about breathing exercises as studies have shown that these exercises help to calm people suffering from anxiety and stress.
There you have it, 9 apps all designed to help you manage the stress that would surely be part of your life as a student. You don’t need to have all of them on your smartphone. Choose one or two that work best for you and stick to them.
But if you get tired of your choice later, you can always uninstall them and try a different app.