6 Free Stress Management Apps to Download Now


Living in the hustle and bustle of the fast-paced city, stress arising from challenges are inevitable - however it is manageable. Here is a list of free stress management apps for you to relax your mind, body and soul.

Juggling school work, exam and social activities, you are probably overwhelmed by the demands from your hectic daily routines. According to the website, Mayo Clinic, unmanaged stress symptoms can affect our body, thoughts, emotions  and behavior, thus causing some serious physical outcomes such as weakened immune system, high tendency to panic, concentration difficulty and etc. Thus, managing stress is really vital on a daily basis whether you opt to engage in fun hobbies or using your mobile apps to help you.

1) Pacifica



Available for: iOS | Android

This low maintenance app is developed based on the cognitive behavioural therapy in counselling methods to find out what makes you anxious and tensed up.

This smart daily tool also keeps track on your daily routines by writing or audio so you can set goals and emotional homework to break the cycle of negative emotions.


2) Self-Help Anxiety Management (SAM)

Anxiety management

Self-Help Anxiety Management (SAM)


Available for: iOS | Android

This stress-reduction app detects the source of your anxiety and stress. It also recommends stress-management strategies to help you cope with them.

You can learn about physical and mental relaxation techniques and apply them via this app, aside from monitoring your own progress in an anxiety graph.


3) Breathe2Relax



Available for: iOS | Android

Did you know that even if controlling your breathing is really challenging, it can help fight stress during critical events? Learn the appropriate technique to control your breathing - you can cope with daily stressors at a gradual pace! This app teaches you how to calm yourself through controlling your inhalation and exhalation.


4) Happify



Available for: iOS

Want to train your brain and learn to deal with stress at the same time? This 2-in-1 app is created to enhance your mood and mindfulness towards the world.

How? It allows you to set specific goals and provides you advices to achieve your goals. In this versatile app, you can play games, post something to express gratitude and practise certain exercises to improve your well-being.


5) Relax Melodies

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Relax Melodies

Available for: iOS

Having trouble falling asleep at night? You’re not too old for a lullaby. This app has more than 40 relaxing ambient sounds for you to listen before bedtime. Moreover, you will also come across a list of calming music and instructed meditation.

Set a timer for the music and sound to stop playing after a period, or as an alarm to wake you up.


6) The Worry Box

worry box

Worry Box

Available for: Android (iOS alternative: Worry Watch)

Yes, you can just put all your worries and anxieties in a box as the app name suggested. Just record all your problems in the box, leave them behind and think them through.

The box also suggests you ways to manage uncontrollable worry besides providing you coping statements to approach problems from a different viewpoint.


This article was first published here, written by a psychology student Ronnie whom comes from Malaysia. He prefers studies at Taiwan (ROC) and Australia besides Malaysia in the field of Humanities & Social Sciences. Now discovering his passion in sports and music  but ain't a mind reader. He is a deep thinker as well.

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