Calming Apps & Podcasts For When You’re Overwhelmed and Overworked 

From tackling the feeling of being overwhelmed to getting enough sleep, technology can help you find strategies to improve your wellbeing. Here are a few of my favourites: 

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Looking after your own wellbeing is important, it sounds obvious, but its not always easy to remember. As each day we are faced with a new and constant stream of work emails, notifications, relentless news, reminders to look after ourselves are helpful — especially since so many of us are used to putting the needs of others before our own. 

So log out of instagram, line up one of these beauties and get ready to discover a few easy ways to unwind — your inbox will still be there tomorrow. 

Finding Calm

With free mediation and the delightful ‘Sleep Stories’ can help you to get into the habit of meditation regularly, or just provide a soothing voice to fall asleep to (Try Blue Gold read by Stephen Fry) 

Dealing with anxiety

The Anxiety Coaches are just regular people who suffer from anxiety, just like we do sometimes. And talk about their experiences on their podcast. They mix things up with welcome professional guests, and they answer listener questions, they keep things light, interesting and informational. 

Meditation Minis 

The ‘Lightning Talk’ of meditation podcasts! Chel Hamilton is a hypnotherapist who helps you find calm in 10 minute meditations. Perfect for a lunch break relax, or before bed to unwind. 

Tackling Overwhelm head on

The overwhelmed brain offers practical advice and encouragement to let go of stress and anxiety and live your life. Not one of the more calming podcasts, but certainly useful information.


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This article was adapted from an article originally published here.

Sarah Robinson is a Digital Marketing Director and Events Producer with an MSc in Psychology & Neuroscience. She is also a yoga teacher and is passionate about making mental and physical well-being accessible for all. She particularly enjoys teaching meditation and yoga at tech conferences, helping developers and designers find new ways to unwind and relax. She hopes to help everyone discover ways to feel better through her blog posts with SheCanCode.

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