Take a moment to refocus
Every one of us has a lot to juggle day-to-day, which means we’re no strangers to stress and anxiety. Sometimes you might be a little tense about your ever-growing to-do list; other times you’re feeling so overwhelmed that even the slightest noise drives you up the wall.
Yes, burnout is real, which makes it all the more important to learn a few self-care tricks to cope with the pressures of work and life. Here are three of our favourite apps to help you find your focus, your inner calm and your zen space.
Take a break
It’s okay to not feel okay. We all get stuck in a difficult state of mind sometimes, wound up by our worries. By acknowledging and accepting this when it happens, you can detach yourself for a well-earned timeout.
Try unplugging yourself from the hustle and bustle with BFT - Bear Focus Timer. Whenever you feel like you need a breather, start the timer, place your phone face down and let the soothing white noise shut out all distraction.
And who’s the cute bear? That’s Tom – he’s calm and friendly, but should you dare to pick up your phone before the timer runs out, he’ll stare at you with a scowl. (He really does have your best interests at heart!)
BFT - Bear Focus Timer
番茄钟计时器 + 白噪声
Take a breath
It’s one of the most common pitfalls when trying to find a state of calm: the more you think about regaining inner peace, the more likely it is to evade you.
Headspace: Meditation & Sleep supports your mental health by bringing meditative mindfulness into your daily life. Choose from hundreds of sessions – which cover things like productivity or managing stress and anxiety – then follow the audio instructions to discover your sense of calm and focus.
A handy tip: the SOS sessions are great for emotional first aid in moments of panic.
Headspace: Meditation & Sleep
Take a journey
Sometimes, a change of scenery can do wonders for your body and mind when it comes to lightening the load from stress.
Not able to go off-grid? With Wild Journey you can explore lush forests and serene wetlands from the comfort of your home.
Featuring authentic nature sounds, the app helps soothe the mind with subtly animated landscapes and immersive 3D soundscapes. Put on your headphones, sit back, relax and enjoy a few moments to refocus.