If you've ever wondered how that impossibly calm, resourceful colleague or friend keeps a level head under pressure—while juggling a full schedule and not pitching a fit about it—chances are she's already up to speed on mindfulness and daily meditation exercises.
Studies show that breathing exercises and daily meditation can actually affect your brain in the long-term, shrinking the area of your brain that triggers the flight-or-flight complex. The result? According to experts, increased health benefits, enhanced creativity, and a generally glass-half-full way of considering life and relationships.
Below, find four of the best apps to help you have more chill, sleep deeper, and get more crafty all at once (we're sure you'll hit at least *one* of your new year's goals this way).