Here’s a simple question: what do you do when you’re in a low mood? Chances are that you just listen to some music you love, watch an amusing clip on YouTube or take a short walk. However, there are certain situations in life, like when queuing or at work, where you need to be savvier.
Fortunately, the entryway to happiness could be in your pocket. Yes, that’s right – your phone. Here are just a few mood-boosting resources that you could quickly load up on that little device.
You probably already feel more than slightly familiar with Headspace, the app that tends to get mentioned if you tell friends that you are looking to get into meditation and mindfulness. However, Headspace isn’t just a big name; its effectiveness is also backed by research.
This includes research highlighted by the British Psychological Society. One study found that, over six weeks, workers could significantly reduce their stress by regularly using Headspace, an app which 80% of all of the study’s participants recommended.
2. Calmer You
On the subject of Headspace, this mental health charity’s ex-head of research Nick Begley has, in collaboration with therapist and author Chloe Brotheridge, recently launched another app capable of easing anxiety. Begley claims that the app provides a “varied and interactive approach”.
In further words quoted by Digital Health, he explains that “we focus purely on anxiety as it is a multifaceted problem.” Low self-esteem, relentless worrying, indecisiveness, procrastination and panic are all forms of anxiety with which the app can deal specifically, he adds.
Like Calmer You, Unwind is essentially an app-based toolkit for enhancing wellbeing. The app’s interactive content includes five-minute chunks of programmes on such subjects as improving focus, sleeping more soundly at night and sharing worries with other people.
London-focused news outlet Evening Standard quotes these words from Unmind co-founder and COO Ry Morgan: “It’s not just about reaching those in need, but helping people move into a place where they’re more productive, better leaders and more equipped to support people around them.”
If you are still struggling with low mood even after trying one app after another, there’s always the reassuring option of booking an appointment with your registered GP surgery. Thanks to the myGP app offered by iPLATO, placing that booking can be especially easy.
The app also allows you to access your medical records, order repeat prescriptions and find pharmacy services. By February this year, myGP had attracted 1.5 million users, representing a 50% boost in the tally of its active users over the last six months.
You can’t always just choose to leave all of your worries at home as you head off to work. This helps to explain why you should consider utilising the employee assistance programme from LifeWorks – the world’s largest provider of EAPs, as programmes like this are often known.
LifeWorks’ comprehensive, app-based wellbeing solution affords employees access to counselling and online wellbeing resources, not to mention perks and savings for cash-strapped workers.
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