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No matter your state of mind, here are 6 apps that can make you feel calmer

There is a whole range of apps that cater to your mental health well-being and their sole purpose is to make you feel calmer and happier. Let’s take a look at some of them.

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Chetna Pattnaik Published: 5 Sep 2020, 16:07 pm IST
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In today’s day and age, it is insane to see how we have an app for everything at our disposal. A couple of clicks is all you need to get any work done—be it travelling, shopping, tracking your periods or just running basic errands. Thanks to this ever so rapid improvement of technology that the quality of our lives has definitely improved.

These apps haven’t just restricted themselves with materialistic functionalities. There is a whole range of apps that cater to your mental health and well-being, and their sole purpose is to make you feel calmer and happier.

So, if you are looking for some guidance or assistance for slipping into a better mood, you might want to check the following apps out.

1. Gratitude Journal
Acknowledging your thoughts and expressing how you feel about them is very important to clear your headspace and declutter your brain. And journaling is one of the best, most satisfactory ways of venting out. Gratitude Journal is an app that enables you to jot things down that you are grateful for, on a daily basis. Such kind of positive affirmations when taken up everyday, increases your level of optimism in the longer run.

It helps you boost your happiness by keeping track of all the good things in your life.

2. Mindfulness
The Mindfulness app has an array of guided meditations that will help you clear your mind. You could be a newbie or an experienced practitioner of meditations, there is something for everybody and every situation. So, take some time off, to sit with yourself and wander into your own mind with the mindfulness app.

3. HealthShots
HealthShots is a health and wellness app for young millennial women. Its Mood Music functionality has a collection of scientifically curated music for all your moods. So, no matter how you are feeling, you can always tune in to mood music to feel calm and happy and satisfied. Apart from that, you can also check out their meditation tool called 7 Days of Nirvana, for guided meditations that will help you compose yourself and focus on your thoughts.

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4. Happy Habits: Choose Happiness
This app is based on cognitive-behavioural therapy principles. It provides you with multiple tools to assess how happy you are or how often you are happy. It offers audio guides for relaxing and a journal to write down affirmations, a Happy To-Do-list. This free app even shows you a graph that tracks your happiness quotient.

5. Mood Pattern
Mood Pattern is like that brutally honest friend who calls out your problematic behaviour. This app tracks your mood patterns and points out the frequency of unhealthy thought patterns and behaviours you showcase so you can recognise them, acknowledge their presence and work towards ditching them.

6. Pay It Forward
Little acts of kindness can always make your day and that’s what this app enables you to do. Pay It Forward is designed to send you daily suggestions for small acts of kindness. It also offers features to track and share your good deeds. So, if you are feeling low, or doubtful about yourself, you can retort to this tool, to do something nice for someone else, and have a more positive outlook about your own self.

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