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Phone Apps to Help Relieve Your Anxiety | Scoop Sorority

Phone apps can do a lot for you these days, even help with anxiety. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, or any form of mental distress, you can consider these following games and apps to suppress it.

You may be overwhelmed with work and there’s a lot on your plate, whether it be upcoming exams, projects, or just a big deadline you’re worried about. It’s okay to not be okay! 

Using your phone for particular social media apps like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter may add on to your procrastination and worries, but there are many other phone apps to use if you need a detox. No distractions, just a mental break!

Calm App


This app, considered the “#1 app for meditation and sleep” can be useful for anyone who suffers from anxiety no matter the cause. First founded in 2012, “Calm” provides guided meditation and sleep motivation for anyone who needs it. 

“Calm” features meditation, sleep, and music options that can keep you on a schedule for better wellness. The app may offer a 7-day free trial. You may be billed annually for the app, but if it’s in your budget, it may be worth the try!

Smash Hit

Have you ever felt like breaking something?

This addicting, aesthetically pleasing game “Smash Hit” is one of the best games to play to help with anxiety or keep you distracted from worries. 

“Smash Hit” centers around you, as the player, throwing metal balls towards glass obstacles and completing many levels. As you proceed to another level, the music and colors change. From vivid blue to red, the colors reel you in and keep you relaxed. 

Just make sure that you don’t run out of metal balls to throw; once you lose them, the game is over!

Candy Crush

Candy Crush is another great app for helping to ease anxiety levels. If you’re looking for a sugar rush, this popular, sweet phone game is everyone’s go-to for distraction. The numerous levels, prizes, and puzzles the app provides may not allow you to keep your phone down, but it’s fun enough to help you feel less anxious at any moment.

Sonic Dash

Sonic the Hedgehog games may create a bit of anxiety and takes a lot of skill to complete levels, but this “Temple Run” influenced game’s scenery, beautiful music, and the fun prize offers will keep you addicted and calm during the game.

You get to pick from beloved Sonic characters and run for gold rings and power-ups, while also dodging obstacles for a high score.

Color by Numbers 

There are many applications for both iPhones and Androids to bring out your artistic side. Just pick the colors that correlate with the numbers on the picture you’re drawing, and voila! You’ll have an artistic photo to share!

Music Streaming Apps

Music is one of the best ways to relieve your anxiety. What’s better than listening to your favorite songs on an app that provides millions of songs for you to choose from? 

Apps like Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and YouTube Music are perfect ways to access songs, create and listen to playlists that cater to your wellness. If you’re interested in jazz or classical music for anxiety relief, your streaming apps can find the best songs in the algorithm!

If You’re Not Into Phone Apps…

While these phone apps can truly help you with anxiety, it’s always important to take a break from your phone, too! Take a breather, meditate, exercise, or do other hobbies you enjoy!

What’s your favorite phone app to help with relieving your anxiety? Drop a comment below and let us know!

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