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Hopefully, managing online learning in the middle of a pandemic hasn’t sent you over the edge yet. However, if you’re getting to that point, I researched a couple of meditation apps that might help you take a minute or two and simply breathe, stop thinking about quarantine, and feel better.

  1. Calm: You might’ve seen television commercials for this particular app. You can use it to help you go to sleep, but there are also other features to just help calm down during the day or meditate for longer periods of time.
  2. Colorfy: This adult coloring app lets you paint, color, and draw. Take your mind off everything and unleash your inner (virtual) artist!
  3. Jigsaw Puzzles – Puzzle Games: Puzzles are a great way to relax and focus on the task at hand for a while. This free app offers a ton of puzzles to choose from, and you don’t need to leave your house to buy a new puzzle (because, let’s face it, most of the puzzles in your house don’t have all the pieces).
  4. Viridi: You may also have seen a lot of suggestions to get an app similar to this one. Viridi is an app where you get to nurture simulated succulents. If you’re like me and gardening in reality isn’t really your thing (too many bugs), here’s a chance to have a plant without any fuss.
  5. Auralux: This app is more of an actual game than the previous ones. It’s a strategy game with really pretty visuals designed to help you relax while listening to soothing music and sending spheres of light into outer space.
Brianna Hines is a junior at Washington University in St. Louis, majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and minoring in Marketing.
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