The COVID-19 pandemic has created a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety for all of us and now, more than ever, it’s important to take some time to check in with your mind body connection. Your mindset is the most powerful thing that you CAN control during uncertain times, and a healthy perspective will help cleanse negative thinking and strengthen your immune system. Stay safe, be well and we hope that you find these websites and apps helpful.
Below is a list of various apps and websites to help mitigate the stress caused by COVID-19
CALM: A free App for Sleep, Meditation and relaxation. Guided meditations, soothing music, mindful movement and stretching videos for better sleep, lower stress and less anxiety
HEADSPACE: Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is a free app that proposes to make meditation and mindfulness simple. Their premise is to take ten minutes a day to listen in and clear your mind.
MEDITOPIA: Meditopia’s library offers over 1000+ guided meditations on topics including stress, anxiety, acceptance, happiness, motivation, focus, and breath. Free 7 day trial
MY POSSIBLE SELF: A mental health app that claims to reduce stress, anxiety and low mood. It contains self-help modules to tackle issues such as stress, anxiety, loss or major life changes. Free for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.
Children, too, may worry about themselves, their family and friends. Children pick up cues from both parents and their caretakers. After trying some of the apps above here are a few free websites to help entertain your children during the day.
AUDIBLE: Amazon canceled the subscription costs of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
GO NOODLE: This free website features ways to stay active and mindful during study breaks. Utilize this website throughout the day to allow your child to have a break and move their bodies so they are able to focus better. Remember, breaks are important for little minds and bodies too.
ACTIVE KIDS DO BETTER: Active Kids Do Better equips parents with tools to get primary school children moving through play. It features a suite of free resources, for use in the classroom and at home – including videos, activity cards, and games.