Three Apps for a Lockdown Wellness Boost!

As people around the world continue to confront the multiple challenges posed by COVID-19, more than ever, wellness is of critical importance.

Keeping healthy and balanced is no walk in the park (pun intended, sorry!) when we’re confined to our homes and college rooms; when we have to perform academically and have such little social contact with our peers.

From easy stretches, habit tracking and mindfulness – let these fresh apps help ease the anxieties of the lockdown and inspire you to make the most of your time at home.

CALM

Three Apps for a Lockdown Wellness Boost - Calm app

The worlds number one app for calm and sleep.

Promising a “journey to a calmer mind”, the Calm app has a host of ways to guide you there.

From bedtime stories that promote good quality sleep, guided meditations, breathing exercises that aid in relaxation and anxiety alleviation, calming reads and musical playlists – there’s something for everyone.

DOWN DOG

Three Apps for a Lockdown Wellness Boost - Down Dog app

This is also an excellent time to begin a physical self-care regime.

Yoga is a great practice that requires little to no equipment and promotes mental and physical wellness.

With Down Dog, you can create your own custom yoga practice and tailor it to exactly what you want to do that day depending on your mood and energy level.

You can also customise the voice over, intensity and what specific parts of your body you’d like to work on.

HABITIFY

Three Apps for a Lockdown Wellness Boost - Habitify app

We’ve all heard about how much our lives are governed by habit. Habits are the little routines and small ways of doing things. With lockdown, perhaps our good habits have changed or we’ve fallen into the bad habit pit a bit too hard. In these uncertain times, our habits, the small things we do become even more important.

This app is easy to use and well designed; it’ll help you plan your day/week and keep you productive and on top of tasks. Habitify keeps track and measures all your successes, that’ll help keep you motivated and can help with a sense of routine.

Set some goals, create better habits, declutter your mental space.

With best wishes for the good health of you and yours.

Read more student top tips about looking after your wellbeing.

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Yola Sage

Just your regular art goblin here! I’m studying the History of Art and Curation, my two favourite things about my course? The seminars that allow for debate and intellectual growth and being around other passionate Art Historians.

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