Congratulations! You’ve made it. To the end of the what will forever be remembered as one of the most exhausting and difficult election seasons in history. Today, we will finally learn who, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, will follow Barack Obama to become the next President of the United States. And oh my goodness, we can’t wait for the madness to end.
But before that happens, we must vote and then watch, with bated breath, all of the election night coverage, waiting in personal pits of anxiety and stress until the final results are in. It’s going to be a taxing evening for everyone and so, with that in mind, we've rounded up a few of our favorite relaxation apps that will help you keep a cool head, no matter what happens tonight.
So sit back with these apps, pour yourself a strong one (for sanity's sake), and feel prepared to woosah through your election results worry.
Think of Headspace as your personal trainer for meditation. The app works by guiding you through meditation because, hey, it can be challenging to zen out between work, family time, and bustling social schedules. But it’s crucial that do, especially in times of high stress, like say, as the results from one of the most taxing elections ever roll in. Step away from the social media tonight and take a 10-minute guided mind-clearing break.
Brand new to the app store comes Mindsail, a platform full of original content from experts sharing advice and insight across categories like relationships, career, anxiety, and more. The app offers a collection of multi-step programs to help users tackle whatever is weighing them down ... like the agony of waiting for these election results. The app has tons of programs and users can listen to bite-sized sessions where they learn skills like breathing exercises and affirmations. It’s all about reaching peak mental performance and emotional and spiritual well-being. Personal (and hopefully national) growth, here we come.
Hypnotherapy might freak you out as much as this election season has, but hear us out! Developed by hypnotist Jacob Strachotta, HelloMind comes packed with guided voice sessions to address various difficulties like stress, anxiety, motivation, and self esteem. Each topic then divides into smaller subtopics to really hone in on what you’re feeling. For example, tonight you might choose the “Stress” category and then the “I’m angry” option from there. Then just plug in your headphones, close your eyes, and zone out to Strachotta’s voice for 30 or so minutes.