Physical and mental well-being are both important, but it can be hard to stay on track. A helpful daily reminder may be the best solution for easy maintenance, but where can you find that? Oh yeah, there’s an app for that! Check out some of our suggestions below.
Dubbed “your self-care companion,” Aloe Bud sends you daily reminders to do things like drink water, eat nutritious foods, and socialize with friends and family. This isn’t a push to do better; it’s an encouragement to live a healthier lifestyle.
Start or end your day with some relaxation, thanks to Headspace. The app features over 500 meditations, covering areas like stress, sleep, anxiety, and more. Plus, it has some short workouts you can complete at home and music recommendations to help you get your mind off things not serving you.
The White Noise app is one of the best, most relaxing ways to KO at the end of the day. Sleep soundly and let the world slip away from you as your mind goes into a deep, relaxed state. If hearing the pitter-patter of rain is your thing, make your selection and let the app do the rest. Mix and match additional white noises that make you feel comfortable as you drift off to sleep.
My Possible Self is a mental health app created by mental healthcare experts. It features self-help guides to help you break apart issues like stress and anxiety, giving you the confidence to get through hard times. You can also log moments of your life, whether feelings toward a particular situation, a pattern you can’t seem to break, or a trigger that makes you react in a certain way.
Taking better care of yourself includes reducing the harmful substances you let enter your body – like cigarettes. The Smoke Free app puts you on a path to quitting smoking via motivational phrases and tips, plus a time tracker and money-saving chart to track your progress. A record of better lungs and financial freedom sounds like a good starting point!
Finding time in a day to sit down and journal may seem impossible, but with the 5 Minute Journal app, it goes by in the blink of an eye. The app prompts you to jot down daily reflections and snap photos with inspiring quotes and prompts. Plus, you can look back at any journal date to read where you were and what you were doing – and check out the photos attached to the entry.
Do you have any favorite self-care apps? Share them with us in the comments below!