As we’re swerving from traditional nine-to-five structures and opting for more remote and self-directed workflows, our professional lives are becoming more autonomous than ever. Still, “grind” mentality is pervasive and the stress of striving to maintain mental health can be taxing. Because our phones are rarely farther than a reach away, it can be hard to establish boundaries from our work lives. Though there are apps that can help, for many of us, all it takes is an email or a LinkedIn notification and we’re sucked back into the vortex. *Cue anxiety.*
Whether you’re struggling with chronic anxiety or low-grade stress, tons of new resources are popping up to help manage these feelings, and the promise of wellness is buzzing as we enter a new year. Something about this new decade has got us seriously determined to develop better mental health. The perfect balance of “2020” feels like a predictive emblem for other perfect balances in our lives. But how to achieve this balance? Well, luckily, the tech world has our back―and we’re excited about it.
With an abundance of innovative apps designed specifically to help users curb their anxiety, self-care is becoming accessible in ways we’ve only imagined. We already rely on our phones for scheduling, connecting, organizing and, if we’re being honest, endless scrolling, so why not also employ them as a tool for reducing anxiety? Follow us as we take you through our seven favorite apps for reducing anxiety and improving mental health.