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Nov 22, 2016
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Most individuals find themselves getting burned out on a daily basis. Work, after all, can be tiring for the brain. Our brains are like machines that need to restin order to function properly all throughout the day.

According to recent studies, we need to give our brains at least a 15-minute break so it won’t conk out. But sometimes, it’s hard to just space out for five minutes and focus on something else because in your head, you just want to finish your job as quickly as you can. Luckily, there are apps that can help instill discipline and give your thinking machine some quality relaxation time.

Check them out and download them for yourself:

1) Focus Keeper 

This is a free iOS timer app where you choose a task you're going to do. Afterwards, you set the timer for 25 minutes until it alerts you to stop. Once you're done, you need to take a break for five minutes. Once you complete four rounds, the break extends to 20-30 minutes. 

2) Clear Focus 

Just like the Focus Keeper, Clear Focus alternates work with a few small breaks. All you have to do is tap it once to start working on your task. You can adjust the settings based on how you want it to remind you regarding your break time. It's free for Android users. 

3) Stand Up! 

Instead of just spacing out or doing something relaxing, why not stretch your legs instead by walking around your office? Fortunately, Stand Up! does just the thing. It's free for all iOS users and will encourage you to stand up from time to time just to keep you away from your computer screen. Don't worry, it will tell you when you should go back. 

4) Wherever Workout

Wherever Workout is the Android counterpart of Stand Up!. This one, however, offers possible scenarios to fit in whatever place you're in. There are exercise modules meant to be done in your hotel room, an airplane, and of course in the office. 

5) Headspace 

This iOS and Android app is branded as the digital gym for the mind. Audio meditations and mindfulness exercises are featured to help you stay in zen-mode when the grind gets too tough. 

6) Calm 

If you're having a hard time meditating, you really don't need to enroll yourself in a yoga class. Whether you're an iPhone or Android user, this app can guide you through a relaxation routine even when you're in your workspace. Serene nature sounds included! 

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7) Breathe2Relax 

This app features diaphragmatic breathing lessons to remove any stress you're feeling. Now, breathe in, and breathe out...

8) Pacifica 

 

Kind of like an emotional journal, Pacifica lets you input your mood. The app would then suggest some guided meditations and breathing exercises that are compatible with your current state of mind. It basically helps you become aware of your feelings and how to manipulate them through therapeutic exercises. You can download this on both iOS and Android for free. 

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