If you’re having a #cantdeal moment, you need to check out these 5 apps for stress relief to help you get through it all:

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PAUSE

PAUSE is an iPhone app available through the App Store and promises to offer “relaxation at your fingertip“. The idea is based upon the practice of mindfulness and simply involves you moving your finger around your iPhone’s touch screen in a slow and continuous movement. This movement as well as audiovisual feedback allows your body to go into a “rest and digest” mode which assists in stress relief and relaxation.

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Relax & Rest Guided Meditations

If you’re keen on clearing your mind and reaching deep within your soul to find relaxation then this iPhone and Android app is perfect for you. In terms of apps for stress relief, they don’t come much better than this, having won “Best Sleep App of 2014” and “Best Anxiety App of 2014” by Healthline.

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MINDBODY Connect

MINDBODY Connect is an interesting app to use in finding peace. The app helps find and book into relaxation locations in your area like spas, ashrams, yoga classes. It also has a Google Maps feature to guide you to your path to stress relief.

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Colorly

Colouring for adults is huge right now and everyone’s doing it to relax. If you’re not keen on the idea of carrying around a bunch of colouring supplies, then Colorfly is the perfect iPhone and Android app for you to enjoy mindful colouring anywhere.

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Squeeze and Shake Stress Relief

Apps for Stress Relief

If you’re looking to blow off some steam by taking your frustrations out on something then this iPhone app is for you. The idea is to squeeze and shake your iPhone screen to vent out all of your frustrations and leave you feeling relieved of your anger and stress.

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*NOTE: These apps are available in the South African app stores and geo-restrictions might apply if you reside without South Africa. Prices are based on listings at time of writing article.