Headspace is one of the most popular apps for mindfulness and relaxation. There are lots of different relaxation activities to explore, as well as reminders and tracking features to help you manage your mindfulness. The app is free to try, but you might need a paid-for subscription to access all the features.
- Smiling Mind
Created specifically for teenagers, Smiling Mind is a great choice if you want something personalised to your life circumstances. There are plenty of mindfulness activities for specific situations, like going to university, going back to school, taking public transport and more. The app is free to use.
Calm is another popular mindfulness app. It comes with a wealth of different options, including sleep relaxation, audio-visual naturescapes and soothing music. You can pick your favourite celebrity to read soothing stories (from Harry Styles to Priyanka Chopra-Jonas) or watch a range of different masterclasses on specific topics. The app is free to try, but requires an ongoing subscription.
My.Life is another app especially for teens and young adults. It’s a bit more personalised than other mindfulness apps on the market, giving you the option to tailor the content to the emotions or feelings you’re worried about. You’ll find a range of different activities in this app, from breathing exercises to yoga poses. Most of this app is free, although there are some paid-for options.
- Three Good Things
This app is a little different to the others on this list. Instead of mindfulness exercises, breathing activities or soothing stories, the Three Good Things app encourages you to note down positive things that have happened each day. It’s a bit like a digital journal, giving you space to think about what has gone well. There are no extra features in this app, but it is completely free to use.