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Over the festive season, you might be hoping to kick back, relax and unwind a little. That’s easier said than done with the stress most of us have endured during the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that there many great features and apps for your Android smartphone that can help you to chill. Alcatel suggests a few of the best:

Mindfulness Coach

Mindfulness Coach 2.0 was developed to help US Veterans, service members, and others learn how to practice mindfulness. It offers you a gradual, self-guided training programme in the art of mindfulness. This can help you to better manage anxiety, depression and chronic pain.

Headspace: Meditation & Sleep

Headspace app teaches you how to meditate and live mindfully, with guided sessions on stress management, happiness, resilience, physical health, and more. The Sleep by Headspace experience includes sleep meditations, relaxing sleep music, and sleepcasts to help put your mind to bed.

Sleep Sounds – Relax Music, White Noise

This app offers over 30 relaxing sounds including meditation music and ambient sleep sounds to help you drift off to sleep. You can use nature sounds, white noise, relaxing melodies and soothing sounds to create your own mixes.

Google Fit: Health and Activity Tracking

The key to a healthy mind is a healthy body. The right exercise programme can reduce your risk of heart disease, improve your sleep, and increase your overall mental wellbeing. A fitness tracker like Google Fit allows you to track and monitor your progress with your exercise programme, helping you to stay fit and healthy.

Yoga Studio: Mind & Body

Whether you’re looking for beginner yoga classes, intermediate yoga classes or advanced yoga classes, this app has you covered. It’s a good way to depressurise and centre yourself during a stressful time.

Sleep Cycle: Sleep analysis & Smart alarm clock

Sleep Cycle’s alarm clock wakes you up while you’re in light sleep and is a natural way to start your day. It also helps you track sleep from bedtime to morning, with detailed analysis of your sleep habits.

Colorfy: Colouring Book for Adults

Many people find colouring in to be calming and therapeutic. Colorfy is a free adult paint colouring book with mandalas, cartoons, patterns and all kinds of paint drawings to colour in and enjoy.