Happy Monday! With mid-terms just a week away, I thought this post I found on Tumblr was quite relevant. It lists a bunch of apps intended to help you focus, de-stress, and concentrate. Not surprisingly, a lot of them are centered around sleeping, because the better you sleep, the better you can concentrate and the less stressed you feel. I also thought the sleep apps were quite relevant since the alumni who were here on Friday stressed the importance of being able to get yourself up in time for class.
The links to the apps in the original post are to the iOS versions. A few of them have Android equivalents. The Android links are below. For a description of the apps, see the Tumblr post.
- Pillow: iOS
- Binaural: iOS, similar app on Android
- Sleepio: iOS
- Thunderspace: iOS, similar app on Android
- To Bed: iOS (this may be my favorite one)
- Sleep Better: iOS, Android
- TaoMix: iOS, Android
- 8Tracks: iOS, Android
And as long as we’re talking how to handle mid-term stress, check out this TED Talk on power poses and confidence. It’s one of my all time favorites.