9 Apps to Help You De-Stress and Refresh Your Mind

Aug 27, 2020

The reason why so many people are constantly looking for the ways to de-stress and relax is obvious. We live in a crazingly busy, stressful world with constant flows of information and activities. We spend most of time on work, social media and TV – no wonder why we need some time to de-stress the body and mind.

While the best way to de-stress is to avoid using technology at all, if you are an app junkie who can’t imagine life without phone, here are 9 apps to help you refresh your mind and revitalize your body:

1 White Noise Lite


With the hustle and bustle of the office, it is hard to stay focused on your tasks. The White Noise Lite app helps you stay calm while working, shopping, working out and doing household chores. There are more than 40 sounds, including the sounds of frogs at night (my favorite one!), rain showers, Amazon Jungle, ocean wave crashing, thunder storm, etc.

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You can download many other free sounds as well. You can also loop, record, and share new sounds with friends. Moreover, you can mix sounds together to create your favorite playlists. If you have trouble falling asleep, the app may help you too. The app has been featured by popular TV shows and used by millions of people.

2 Aquarium HD

itunes.apple.com Watching fish swimming in a home aquarium is an easy way to de-stress and relax. Not all of us can afford to own a tank full of fish, though. Plus, we can’t take it to work. The Aquarium HD app offers almost the same benefits as a home aquarium. Use the app every time you feel stressed, depressed and overloaded.

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The Aquarium HD app can help you clear your mind and find a solution to a difficult situation. The app features a soothing background audio to help you relax and fall asleep faster. The app is free, but if you want to remove ads, you will have to pay $1.

3 Take a Break! – Guided Meditations for Stress Relief


No matter how busy your day is, you can take a short break to reduce your stress levels and refresh your mind. The app offers two relaxing audios, relaxing music, nature sounds and some useful tips that will help you master the art of relaxation and meditation.

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Use this app during the day when you feel like you are about to cry or scream or run away from the office. You do not need a lot of time; just a few minutes of listening can work wonders and help you boost your productivity level.

4 Headspace


Although this app is not completely free, you can use up the free parts of it to de-stress and refresh your mind. Meditation has many health benefits. It is good for both mental and physical health, and does not require any special equipment. The Headspace app gives you a simple introduction to meditation that you can use each day regardless of the day and place.

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The app allows you to track your stats, share your progress with friends and motivate each other (if your friends have the app too, of course). There are also reminders that will help you stay on track with your practice. You can download some sessions for offline use.

5 MindMeister


If you are currently experiencing information overload and you can’t get rid of worries and negative thoughts, the MindMeister app is here to help you. Not only does this app help clear your mind, it helps to find out what exactly is cluttering up your mind. Mind mapping shows you what problems you need to solve and what you need to eliminate from your mind. Sometimes having your thoughts on the app is better than sharing them with strangers or so-called friends.

You can also use the app to get your thoughts in order before a business meeting or conference.Or, you can use it to generate, prioritize, and organize new thoughts and ideas. You do not need online account to use the app.

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6 Smiling Mind


If you are low on money but want to master mindfulness meditation, the app Smiling Mind is all you need right now. The app offers 6 free Mindfulness Meditation Programs for all ages. Created by psychologists with expertise in youth as well as adolescent therapy, web-based wellness programs and mindfulness meditation, the Smiling Mind app can help calm your mind, relieve anxiety, and boost your mood.

The app is absolutely free. Make your soul and mind smile on a daily basis by using the Smiling Mind app in the morning and before heading to bed.

7 Calm


Need a distracting background noise to reduce tension, soothe away stress and relax your mind? The Calm app can turn a bad day into a good one in a matter of minutes. When you are stressed out, you may not feel like listening to anything else except your thoughts, but give this app a try and the result will surprise you.

The app features 7-21 day guided meditation programs, more than 25 guided meditation sessions and a number of unguided meditation sessions. The app is not completely free, though. Be ready to pay from $9.99 to $59.99 to get the premium meditations.

8 Diaro


Diaro is created to record thoughts, ideas, activities, experiences, and worries throughout a day to help you stay organized. Journaling is good for your mental health so if you don’t enjoy writing a real journal, consider downloading the Diaro app – it is absolutely free. The Diaro app allows you to capture and attach unlimited amount of photos, create folders, locations and tags to organize your journal, and store your data in Dropbox.

If you want to remove ads and sync data across your devices, you will need to pay for Diaro PRO $3.99. The free version is great too, so no need to spend money, especially if you are short on cash.

9 Breathe2Relax


Somehow we know breathing is good for us, but simply taking a few breaths is not enough to reduce stress.

The Breathe2Relax app will show you how to practice deep breathing and master different breathing techniques. One of the most amazing things I love most about this app is that I can listen to soothing music while doing breathing exercises.

Every time I have a hard day, Breathe2Relax helps me reduce my stress levels and accomplish my tasks a bit faster. It is almost impossible to stay productive and do job well when you are stressed out. The Breathe2Relax app is absolutely free and, as an added bonus, it offers stress tracking and many other interesting resources. The app can be used to relieve the early symptoms of depression and help you fight insomnia as well.

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Whatever is creating a mental traffic jam, you can de-clutter your mind and get your thoughts in order by using one of these useful apps. Technology plays a critical role in life so why not use it to your advantage? Your life may become less stressful and more positive. Do you think an app can help relax your mind? Do you use any of these apps to de-stress during a hard day? Share your thoughts and experiences with us, please.