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Our Top 5 | Favourite Wellbeing Apps

19th June 2019

Technology often comes under fire for being detrimental to our wellbeing – too much screen time, FOMO and comparisonitus on social media, trolling, RSI… But, there are some really great wellbeing apps out there that you can use to your benefit to boost your mood, support your mental health, or change your bad habits. 

Here are some of our favourites:  


1. Calm 

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Calm is a great free meditation app that Lyndsey – Girl About Editor – swears by. If the thought of meditation appeals to you, but you aren’t sure exactly what to do, then Calm would be perfect.  

There’s a huge variety of step-by-step meditation guides, as well as sleep stories to help you fall asleep faster, breathing exercises to help you relax, self-help masterclasses, and soothing sounds and music to help you focus or destress.  


2. Headspace 

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Headspace is a really popular app and so probably doesn’t need much introduction. It offers guided meditations and mindfulness techniques to help bring calm, balance and wellness into your life. 

The basic version of the app is free and teaches you the fundamental techniques on how to live mindfully. With the subscription version, you get full access to the Headspace meditation library, including guides meditations on everything from managing stress and anxiety to relationships and sleep.  


 3. Forest – Stay Focused 

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This is a really good productivity app. It’ll set you back £1.99 but I can assure you, you will increase your productivity and reduce your screen time. It’s perfect if you’re studying, at work, or simply need to put your phone down and focus on something more important than endlessly scrolling Instagram. 

Every time you need a screen break, you plant a seed. The longer you spend off your phone, the bigger your forest will grow. If you can’t resist temptation, your tree will die and nobody wants that.   

You can track how much time you spend on your phone and earn coins to plant real trees. Good for you, good for the environment.  


 4. Habit – Daily Tracker 

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This is one of my favourite free apps to help you track create positive habits and reach your goals. I find it so much easier to maintain motivation when I can physically see my progress, and the layout of this app makes keeping on top of your progress so easy to see.  

Unlike a lot of the other free habit trackers, you can add as many habits as you like. It’s so simple to use – simply add the habit you want to focus on, select how many days a week you want to do it and you’re good to go. Once completed, give yourself a tick and watch your progress grow! 


5. Happify 

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Thanks to its science-based mood-training program, the Happify app is a quick way to elevate your happiness.  

With various engaging games, activity suggestions, gratitude prompts, happiness trackers and guided meditations, you can retrain your brain to build greater resilience and improve your emotional wellbeing. 86% of regular Happify users say they were feeling better about their lives in just two months.  


Let us know your favourite wellbeing apps!


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