5 Apps to Help You Chill Out This Holiday Season

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Holiday stress got you like this?

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First, you’re not alone and second, it’s okay. We’ll get through this together.

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With the help of a little wine …

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And these super chill-inducing apps that you can do basically anywhere and anytime you have a couple spare minutes. Buh-bye, holiday stress!

1. Colorfy

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Price: iOS (free)

Love the coloring trend but kids keep stealing your awesome supplies (yep, been there)? Colorfy has you covered. Colorfy contains more than 1,000 different intricate pictures to color with a variety of different coloring tools. Simply pick your picture, choose a color palette and tap the colors you want where you want. Colorfy also allows you to save or share your projects on social media so you can show everyone the artist you are (or aren’t, haha).

2. Buddhify

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Price: iOS ($4.99), Android ($2.99)

Running around all day can sure be stressful, especially this time of year. However, Buddhify will make sure you have a sane mind no matter what you’re doing. Buddhify contains more than 80 meditation and audio exercises that you can listen to on the go. Whether you are waking up or going to bed, at work, at home or traveling, Buddhify can help calm no matter where you are. Simply choose what activity you are doing, pick a track ranging from five (yes) to 30 minutes (ha) and relax.

3. Get BEEN

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Price: iOS (free)

So you’re finally ready for a “me” day but not exactly sure where to go? Get BEEN to see your friends’ spa, beauty salon and/or local establishment suggestions for a special day of pampering that you totally deserve. Using BEEN you can explore what’s nearby, and discover what your friends recommend, then share your own favorite finds to help other moms feel like a queen for a day.

4. Pocket Yoga

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Price: iOS & Android ($2.99)

It can be hard to find the time to make it to a studio for a yoga class, even though you know you really, really need it. But Pocket Yoga allows you to practice and complete yoga classes right in the comfort of your own home (or your in-laws or wherever you are for the holidays). This app includes 27 different classes and more than 200 different poses with a virtual instructor guiding you along the way. Pocket Yoga allows you to customize your session with different scenic backgrounds, music, and lets you choose the intensity and duration of your session.

5. The Fit Bottomed World App

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Price: iOS (free) 

Yes, some shameless self promotion here, but our Fit Bottomed World app that pulls content from all four of our sites is a fabulous way for you to get your healthy and happy on. From recipes to workouts to tips to make your life a little more fit bottomed to hilarious videos, it’s the perfect holiday time-out.

What apps help you beat stress during the holidays or, really, any time of year? Do tell. I want more. —Jenn

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