Obviously the focus this month on VE has been self care and wouldn’t you know, there is an app for that. Self care can mean different things to different people, but it truly is a mindset and let’s be honest we could all use a little help from time to time. Since our heads are stuck in our phones all day long, I’ve found some self care apps that are worthy of the screen time. The list focuses on a variety of areas that are important to me!
Calm is the #1 app for meditation and mindfulness. Y’all know meditation is something I’ve really been working on this year and it has been a major struggle for me! I think by now, most of us know the benefits of meditation, but don’t always know how to do it. Calm makes learning the art meditation simple with self-guided sessions focused on mindfulness, relaxation and sleep.
Grateful: A Gratitude Journal
I truly love this app and have used it for months now. They say where gratitude exist, anxiety cannot, so I have found it super helpful to start my mornings with a gratitude list. This app is a digital gratitude journal available to you all the time. It sends you and prompts to enter what you are grateful for throughout your day. You can quickly realize expressing gratitude in your life can be both easy and fun, as well as to remind you, during those down moments, of the many #blessings in your life. Available for Apple only
I find that the winter months and cold, dreary weather can leave me feeling a little down sometimes. How you feel matters! Happify brings you effective tools to help you control your thoughts and feelings. Participate in weekly activities that allow you to see a meaningful shift toward life satisfaction and fight back against wherever or whomever negativity is coming from.
If you are anything like me, the second my day starts, I’m moving and on really busy days, I can forget about the essentials. Aloe Bud is your self-care pocket companion. It sends gentle reminders for the aspects of your life that could benefit from a little nudging like remembering to drink water, taking a break from screen time and maintaining connections. It’s a simple way of checking in on essential activities of daily life.
Pacifica is more than a meditation app. Manage daily mental health with tools like mood and health tracking, mindfulness meditation, and cognitive behavioral therapy. You can see your progress over time which can help you make connections and recognize patterns. No judgment, just insight.
Simmer down people. This one is not what you think. Ever wonder how good (or bad) your beauty, personal care and household products really are? Think Dirty takes all the guess work out of knowing what the information on your labels mean. Just scan the product barcode and Think Dirty will give you easy-to-understand info on the product, its ingredients, and shop cleaner options! This makes staying “clean” and healthy, even in cleaning products, so. much. easier!!
Let me know other apps you find helpful in the comments.