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5 mindfulness apps to redeem your exam stress

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Being a student is stressful, true that. With all those tasks stacking up or while studying for the upcoming exams, you often do not take time for yourself. You might also forget to take care of your mental health, which is quite important in your young, developing years. You could start yoga classes or maybe read a book about the art of meditating, but have you ever heard of mindfulness? If yes, great! If not, no problem. We’ve listed 5 apps that will help you become a master in no time. And don’t worry about the time you do not have to practice, even a short time like a study break is all the time you need!

1. Headspace – For the beginners
This colourful app is so easy and simple to work with, you’ll become a pro in minutes. Do the terms exams or school give you stress? Headspace is here to give you specific sessions about whatever subject you want to work on like stress and anxiety. And the real good news: it’s free. For some parts, though. But if you’re really interested, there are multiple payment plans.
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2. Aura – For the busy bees
Everybody should start and end their day with a sparkle of happiness, because of Aura that is actually possible. Not ready for your 8:30 am class? We feel you. By using this app, you’ll find all the energy you need to drag yourself to that class. With its three-minute sessions of reducing stress and anxiety, the app is perfect for students with a busy schedule. Last but not least, the app tracks your stress- and anxiety levels, it adjusts your sessions to the mood tracker. Bye bye moodswings.
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3. Simple Habit – For always and everywhere
Curious about every single type of mindfulness out there? The app Simple Habit is the way to go. With an easy menu that allows to personalise everything, the app covers more than ten subjects. Simply press the play button and your five-minute session starts, whenever and wherever you want. Perfect for your daily mindfulness session, during lunchbreak perhaps?
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4. Calm – For the always-tired students
With new sessions updated daily, the Calm app provides the perfect mindfulness experience for everyone. Fed up with your deadlines? Or do you have so much work, sleep is off the table? Even though sleep is very important for a young adult, and being calm and relaxed too. So at the end of the day, when you get in bed, try a Calm session. The app has over more than 100 (adult) bed time stories and helps you fall asleep.
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5. Pacifia – For a clear mind
Mental health is so important, yet so many times forgotten to take care of. The app Pacifia is like a good friend: asking you how you’re really doing. It’s not abnormal to have a bad day, certainly not as a well-occupied student. Pacifia tracks your mood and adjusts your mindfulness sessions to the tracker. It’s visually a beautiful app with such a useful mission. Definitely worth trying!
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Text: Yente Paesmans, picture: Pexels.com, logo’s: AppleStore.com