Friday, 28 July 2017

Review | Thrive : Feel Stress Free App




So normally with reviews you have to wait until the end for the overall opinion of what it is the review is featuring. I can't wait until the end and this might sound like a total over exaggeration, but it's totally not! This is a big statement for me to say but, this app is amazing! 

This could not have come into my life at a better time. Those of you who are regular readers of my blog will know that I have been seeing a psychology practitioner about my anxiety. I have been mentioning to friends and family that I felt like I needed something long term to help keep my anxiety under control. The appointments I have been having are all good and well but they are once every three weeks and sometimes I just need something extra. I have a huge passion for mental health and helping others so I was over the moon to have an opportunity to try this app. It covers so much more than I could have ever expected so lets start from the beginning. 





The app is bright, colourful and if an app can be welcoming it definitely is. When you first log into the app it asks for some basic details for an assessment all the while reminding you that it is always best to contact an NHS health care practitioner if you are feeling unwell which I really appreciated. Once signed up and upon opening the app on a daily basis it will ask you how you're feeling and this is how it works out what kind of tasks you should complete that day.




It will also ask you a series of questions about what it could be that's making you feel the way you are and what you think you can do to help change your mindset. This is very much CBT related and this is something that has worked for me in the past. Once it has assessed you on that particular day it will give you a few recommend tasks to complete. 





These can be breathing, meditation, deep muscle or zen garden. I have tried the app for three weeks and my favourite has been the breathing tasks. I have been using the app at night once the children have gone to bed and I never thought it would actually make me feel calmer. It also allows you to keep track of your progress along the way. It has been improving my sleep and has given me something to focus on of an evening especially because I find it so hard to wind down. 

Nothing I have tried before has helped and I am honestly amazed that this has. Something so simple yet effective at the same time.

The app is £5.99 a month but believe me it's worth it's wait in gold! It's so important to see your GP if you are not feeling OK, I cannot stress this enough. My anxiety is something that I will live with for the rest of my life but it has been brilliant to discover something that can actually help manage it.

The lovely people at Thrive have given me a discount code for my readers to get one month's free usage of the app for August. 

The code - FSFAUGUST310717. 

For more information visit the Thrive website here.



*Not sponsored. Thrive kindly let me try the app for free for one month in return for an honest review. All opinions remain my own as always. 


18 comments:

  1. Defitnely going to check this out. I was diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder nearly 10 years ago. This looks really helpful!

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  2. Wow this seems like a such a good idea, ive dealt with anxiety for such a long time now, great review x

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  3. I'm glad you've found something that is helping. I've bought a membership to the Headspace app and I'm finding it really beneficial for my anxiety. Breathing exercises really help me too.

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  4. I do not use many apps to my benefit at all xx

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  5. Definitely worth downloading this it sounds, we so quickly forget about our mental health and this sounds like something that could really help!

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  6. This looks like a really great app, I need to try it as I've been feeling quite overwhelmed/stressed out recently - thank you xx

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  7. Have you tried the Calm app? That's free :) xo

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  8. This sounds like a great little app. I love that you talk through each stage of the app so as to give a little preview. This is really useful information and I think I know someone who might benefit, so I'll be sure to pass on the information x

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  9. This sounds like something I am interested in. I get awful anxiety which I am much better at coping with now but it's always good to have something to keep you on the right track.

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  10. I love this, but I had no idea some app required a subscription. I've bought a couple of meditation apps but I'm not sure I'd commit to a monthly fee. It looks amazing though and I'll give it a go with the free trial you've included in your post.

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  11. Oh my gosh!
    What a truly brilliant idea, I could do with this right now x o

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  12. Never thought about such apps but this sounds very interesting! It's not particularly anxiety for me but yes, I do have lot of stress, Yoga and meditation helps me a bit but I am not regular in it! I am happy that you found something that helps you manage the anxiety.

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  13. As someone who suffers with anxiety this sounds like such a great app. I am definitely going to try a free month and see how I go, it sounds like something that could really help.

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  14. When coping with stress, it is important to remember that our minds are also affected by the chemicals in our bodies. har vokse reviews

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  15. This sounds and looks fab, especially for stressed out and exhausted mums, particularly in those early days when switching off is so very hard!

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  16. I'm reviewing this at the moment too and couldn't agree more. I also suffer from anxiety and it's helping me to keep it under control. I've loved reading your post about it x

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  17. I like the sound of this app. Off to check it out.

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  18. I might be the one who needs this in her life! And husband. I love the idea of an app, pretty easy to use and always accessible.

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