I have a love/hate relationship with social media just like the rest of the world. It’s a necessary part of our business, so we’re always on it, but there are definitely drawbacks to being tied to the social media world every day. As someone who works online all day, I’ve come to rely on a handful of apps that keep me organized, healthy and happy.
I use this one every day! It’s essential when you work remotely. It’s the main way our team stays in contact throughout the day without physically being in the same office as each other. Because we don’t work your typical 9-to-5 schedule, it’s really great for helping us stay on top of our work when out and about or dealing with different time zones.
I have loved Evernote for years now. I use it 90 percent on my phone, but it also syncs to my laptop and iPad. I use the app to create different notebooks and keep everything I need at the tips of my fingers. I have a shared note with my husband for grocery lists, Target runs, etc. I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people who has all their great ideas in the middle of the night. I just jot it down on my Evernote when it comes to me, and then it’s there waiting for me the next morning. Never forget a genius idea again!
I work from home, but that doesn’t mean I’m always there. My Furbo app is connected to its dog camera so I can keep an eye on my pups no matter where I am. Plus, you can throw treats and talk to them from the app, so if you have dogs with separation anxiety like me, it’s easy to help them feel better.
I’m an avid reader, so I use my Goodreads app daily. Whether it’s planning my next read, updating my progress in the reading challenge or checking in on the books my friends are enjoying, it’s an app I’ve been using for years.
I honestly don’t know how I went so long without having this app! Since becoming a mom almost 3 years ago, the amount of pictures and videos I take has multiplied tenfold. I love this app because it compiles all the media I’ve taken or shared on the same day years prior. It’s a fun walk down memory lane every morning, especially with photos of my son. I definitely could live without the embarrassing Facebook status updates from 10 years ago though!
I started meditating daily right before my wedding 5 years ago. I still use Headspace to guide me through each session, but I especially love it for bedtime. The “wind-downs” are the only things that help me naturally fall asleep. It also helps with my anxiety when I’m feeling overwhelmed or a panic attack coming on.
I am awful at remembering to drink water. It’s not my natural habit to drink a lot of liquids throughout the day, but that often leaves me feeling crappy. I have this app on my phone with a water tracker that aligns with my goal each day, and also sends me reminders every 45 minutes, which is great when I’m buried deep in a project and wouldn’t normally think about it.