It’s important to implement a scheduled self-care routine. You can pick up takeout and indulge yourself in some HBO steaming, spend an afternoon in your garden, or tune in to one of your favorite podcasts. If none of these ideas sound like a good fit for you right now, take care of your well-being, instead, with one of these three self-care apps, which make bettering your mental health more digestible and attainable. Give the suggestions a look below!
Open the Calm app, and you’ll immediately be greeted with the gentle sound of the outdoors. Promising to help its users sleep better, boost confidence, and reduce stress and anxiety, Calm's “Daily Calm” sessions, soothing music, and bedtime stories work to better the mental wellbeing and overall happiness of users. Speaking of users, there are also intermediate and advanced programs available.
If you’re feeling down, it can work wonders to take some time to think about all the things you have to be thankful for. The idea for Grateful was based on research from Harvard Medical School, which showed a link between expressing gratitude and improved health. Posting daily diary entries will allow you to reflect on the good times and illustrate how the smallest things can have the biggest impact on your day.
Acting like your supportive best friend or parent, Shine is “a daily pep talk in your pocket,” a friendly reminder to believe in yourself that can help you overcome stress. Not only can you get a Monday through Friday morning Shine Text filled with motivational messages and affirmations, but you can also access personalized audio challenges and self-improvement audio tracks to help you achieve your goals.
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