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4 of the Best Apps for Managing Everyday Stress

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There is no way around it. Stress is simply just one of those things we all have to live with from time to time. And if we are not so lucky, maybe even every day. Some people may be good at beating at the get go. But for others, managing stress may not be as simple and easy as some might think it to be. So if you are experiencing some stress lately, fret not because you’re not alone. And thankfully, there are now apps to help you find relief, reset yourself, and get back to the grind more refreshed physically and mentally.

1. Breathe2relax
Available on: App Store and Google Play
This is a handy stress management tool that can help walk you through some relaxation techniques like proper breathing. It also comes with a feature that helps you deal with anxiety and stress if needed.

2. Calm
Available on: App Store and Google Play
Mental clutter and noise can be overwhelming sometimes that you just want to calm your mind. Calm is a mindfulness and meditation app that features soothing backgrounds that you can stare into to quiet your mind. It is like a tranquil getaway that you can escape into wherever you are.

3. Colorfy
Available on: App Store and Google Play
Adult coloring books have become popular for a reason. To play with colors and the act of coloring itself is a great mindfulness exercise, one which allows you to slow down and get into the flow of the process thus giving temporary respite from what may seem like the chaos of daily life.

4. Stop, Breathe & Think
Available on: App Store and Google Play
As the name suggests, this app helps you stop, breathe, and think more clearly before you get back into the fray. It provides guided meditations as well as mindfulness exercises that can guide you through the process. It is a great tool to have if you want to take a break, relax, and rejuvenate before you jump back into the grind.

How Positivity Affects Our Lives

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Positivity is not just about smiling whenever you feel down. Positivity is also not just about laughing whenever times get rough.

Positivity is about other people. Positivity is also about the world. Positivity is even about yourself.

Positivity is about affecting other people’s lives, as well as changing their lives for the better. Positivity is about affecting our lives, as well as changing our lives for the better.

That being said, here are some ways positivity affects our lives:

It helps us inspire others.

Smiling is contagious. Laughing is contagious. What more if you have positivity in your life? It will not just make you even more patient and more determined to achieve your goals, as well as more wise when it comes to decision-making. It will also inspire others to change for the better – being more patient and more determined to achieve their goals in life, as well as more wise when deciding about important things in life.

It helps us see the world in a whole new perspective.

There are always two sides of the story. There are always two sides of the coin. But it’s up to you how you will see things from here on out. It’s up to you which side is favorable and which side is unfavorable, as well as which side is beneficial and which side is unbeneficial – not just for you, but also for other people. And that’s where positivity comes in, which ultimately leads to a change in perspective and a change in heart.

How about you? Are you a positive or a negative person? What happens if you are positive? What happens if you are negative? Do you inspire others to be more positive? If yes, how? Have you seen the world in a whole new perspective? If yes, how?

Share your thoughts with us below!

Simple Rules to Live by for Lesser Stress in Your Life

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Stress is not always a bad thing. Good stress may even lead to great results, if handled well. For this reason, a stress-free life is not exactly the best way to live. But bad stress, if left unchecked, can cause a lot of anxiety not to mention the illnesses that it could trigger. Thankfully, there are fairly simple rules to live by to keep the anxiety and negative emotions at bay. And laughter is high up on the list. Here are some ideas on how to infuse a good laugh into your day.

Make it a daily goal

Make a conscious effort to get your dose of laughter every single day. Regardless of how good or bad the day may be turning out you always have a choice to find something amusing to laugh about. A little laughter may even turn around a bad day.

Begin every day with a thought that cheers you up

Think of a happy thought or something that happened in the past that make you feel good. Or you can write down the things you are grateful for. This could boost your mood and leave you with positive emotions that could help you deal with the challenges of any given day.

Know what makes you happy

Think of the things that make you happy and do at least one or two of them every day. You can also make time for exercise which is also a mood booster. Or you can take a short, quiet break to get away from stressful things. Sometimes just taking a step back to calm yourself can do wonders in keeping the stress at bay.

Be with happy people

Be mindful of the company you keep. Minimize the time you spend with people who feed on negativity. Change the conversation, if you can, towards something more productive or positive. Happy people do not spend time dwelling on negative things. They either ignore them or find solutions that would fix the problem.

Practice letting things slide

Taking all things personally can stir a lot of negative emotions. If you want to avoid needless stress in your life, you might want to practice letting things slide. Do not lose your cool over perceived or real slights. Sometimes you just have to take things as they are and calmly move on.

Infect others with your happiness

Be that person who exudes happiness regardless of the circumstances. It may be unrealistic to be happy all the time. But you can always choose to take the happier path than wallow in misery. And by doing this, you may be unknowingly infecting others with your own brand of happiness.

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