Working in fashion or any media in general, is often coupled with stress. And when fashion week or a big project comes around, that stress can double. While there is hardly anything you can do about slowing down the fast-paced industry you work in, what you can do is find ways to not only deal with your stress differently, but ease it. Working out, eating well and unplugging are all very important and effective options, but what else is out there? What happens when you’re freaking out in the middle of a work day? “There’s an app for that,” was once just a humorous term, but presently, there really is an app for everything. Stress management included. I mean, we’re all glued to our phones these days anyway, right?


For the Over Thinker: Pacifica

Thoughts often become things. Pacifica aims to break that cycle, providing you with holistic tools to confront stress based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, mindfulness, relaxation, and health. The app is relatively easy to navigate and simple. It helps you track your activities each day, and it asks you how each activity might be adding to your daily stress.


For the Hyper Ventilator: Calm

Meditation is said to bring peace, quiet and clarity to one’s mind. Calm is a great app for those who are new to meditation and mindfulness. It features guided meditation, breathing programs and sleep stories. There is something for each part of the day­–morning, noon and night. Breathing exercises are key in helping with stress management and meditation aids in removing unnecessary worries and distractions, in addition to centering the mind.  


For the Creative Who Just Can’t Keep Still: Recolor

Remember when you were young and you’d sit for hours and color? Remember how content you felt? Coloring is not just for children. Channel your stress and anxiety into gratifying creativity. Color therapy is a great way to relax and get lost in making masterpieces. 

Career, krav pickMaricia Josephs