Best apps for when feeling blue

Feeling the blues? We all get it, some days you just want to crawl under a blanket and mute the world for a while.

But, when push comes to shove, what do you do when feeling blue ?

Luckily, modern-day technology is lending a helping hand, offering a handful of useful apps able to set you right back on track.

From interactive and creative to educational and stimulating, here are 9 of the most effective apps to get you in a blues-free mood! 

1. Elevate

Elevate is an app designed to boost your professional and creative skills. The app is super-easy to use, and trains you to become your better self by playing over 35 different animation games, all adjusted to your particular abilities.

From learning math to improving your writing, listening and reading skills, Elevate turns traditional education into an invigorating experience that helps you track and compare your improvement.

2. MasterClass

By solely picking the brains of the most crafted masterminds of today like Garry Kasparow and Anna Wintour, MasterClass is an app like no other. Not quite an interactive, but a resourceful app, MasterClass teaches you how to grow both your business and yourself by putting theoretical knowledge to practice.

Intended for up-and-coming writers, promising musicians, striving actors, painters, filmmakers, entrepreneurs and more, MasterClass feeds you the essence of what it takes to become the chief of your own vocation.

3. Quora

If you have a specific question for a certain topic of interest, you have landed yourself in the right place. Think of Quora as your all-in-one platform for sharing information on almost any given topic.

Outlined as a social and educational forum, Quora nurtures quality knowledge and lets you ask questions, share opinions, and exchange experiences, all in a social media context.

4. Headspace

How much does it take to reshift your focus and start fresh? According to Headspace, just 10 minutes of mindfulness can do the trick. Structured to monitor and improve your daily habits, Headspace is one of the leading apps for building solid, healthy and lasting routines.

Also known as the ‘gym membership for your mind’, the science-based app helps you deal with daily distractions, stress, anxiety triggers and more – perfect for blue days.

5. Way of Life — Habit Tracker

Struggling to put your ducks in a row? No worries, Way of Life does the job for you!

As one of the best habit-building apps, Way of Life asks daily ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ questions, using your answers to help you create a healthy and organised lifestyle.

In essence, the app works as your personalissed journal, using habitual reminders and visual graphs to monitor your daily progress.

6. Bliss

A blissful experience, indeed!

If you are on the search for the next great app to help you build an emotionally healthier you, Bliss is here to help!

Designed as an assembly of psychological games, Bliss is an app that approaches the concept of positivity in a refreshing and brain-stimulating way.

So train your gray matters with Bliss, which gathers some of the most effective tools to lead you to self-improvement and personal growth.  

7. Lumosity

Hello, cognitive excellence!

Facilitating the lives of over 100 million users worldwide, Lumosity provides quality cognitive training in a distinguishing manner. The app’s training program is engaging and interactive, primarily focusing on pushing your brain towards whole new heights of intellectual performance.

In short, the app is an abundance of science-based games that aim to improve your memory, speed, motoric and problem-solving skills.

Although similar to the Elevate app, Lumosity offers more simple straightforward educational games including attention, memory and speed, whilst Elevate has more to offer on both math as well as reading, writing and speaking.  

8. Dplay

Available for smartphones, tablets, laptops and TV, Dplay is your main source of Discovery’s leading educational documentaries and shows.

With a goal of entertaining you, while also enriching your general knowledge, Dplay brings the best worldwide documentaries and series in one place. 

9. Netflix and Apple TV+

Lo and behold, here come the apps that need no special introduction!

As global streaming phenomena, Netflix and Apple TV+ represent a rich catalogue of series, travel documentaries, real-life experiences, movies, stand-up specials, series and other forms of storytelling. Whether you are traveling, getting cosy in front of the TV, or making the most of your lunch break, Netflix and Apple TV+ keep up with your pace, becoming your ultimate go-to stream service providers.

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