We are all guilty of spending a bit too much time staring at our phones. However, your phone can still be a great tool to help you live a healthier, happier life—all thanks to apps (and there’s pretty much one for everything nowadays)!
That said, our contributor, Joana Ferreira, put together a list of eight wellness apps to help you on your journey to a healthy body and mind. Whether you’re looking to start a meditation practice for stress relief or be more productive during your workday, there’s something here for you.
These apps will help you center your body and mind:
Gratitude is such an important step in your wellness journey, as it helps you put things into perspective and celebrate the good in your life. One of my favorite tools to be more grateful is the Five Minute Journal app. It consists of short prompts that you can answer in (you guessed it!) five minutes and will help you set intentions and focus on the good.
If you’re a beginner trying to get into meditation, you know how hard it can be to sit down and stay in silence by yourself. Apps such as Headspace are super helpful, guiding you through your meditation. You’ll find a bunch of themed sessions on everything from stress to sleep and his voice is incredibly calming!
If you struggle with drinking water throughout the day, then you have to download WaterMinder. This app helps you track your water intake based on your body weight and sends you reminders to stay hydrated.
This next app is the one I’ve been recommending to all my female besties. Clue helps you track your menstrual cycle, everything from PMS to period to ovulation. It is a very user-friendly app that gives you a bunch of interesting—and helpful—information on your period and health trends.
Decluttering your inbox is a huge part of your wellness journey so that you stop feeling overwhelmed and stressful every time you check your email. Unroll.me can give you a hand with that. After you download the app, you can link it to your email and see all the email lists you’re subscribed to—even the ones you don’t remember subscribing to—giving you the option to keep or unsubscribe.
If you’re looking for an app that will help you beat procrastination and get things done, Focus Keeper is the one. The app is based on the Pomodoro technique, which consists of doing one task at a time and breaking it down into intervals of 25 minutes with a 5-minute break in-between. I was very skeptical about it but it actually helps me be more productive.
There are a ton of fitness apps out there, but one of my favorites is Sweat. You have probably heard about the BBG (Bikini Body Guide) program by Kayla Itsines and its mission to improve your life through health and fitness. Sweat is the app of the program, featuring workouts, meal plans and a community to help you stay accountable.
Did you know you sleep in cycles? And what if I told you that there’s an app that can make waking up a bit easier? Sleep Cycle is a smart alarm clock that analyzes your sleep pattern and wakes you up in the lightest phase of your sleep. This means you wake up feeling rested and more energized. Doesn’t it sound cool?