The best apps for self-care


As the nation prepares for an Autumn/Winter spending a little more time at home and away from friends family, it's important to make sure we’re taking care of not just our physical health but also our mind. One of the things that has been making life under lockdown that much bearable has been our ability to connect digitally with boundless options of apps to choose from. Here’s a hit-list of some of the best apps out there that can help you through the seasonal changes.


Headspace 

Probably the most known of all of the ‘mindfulness’ apps on the market. It is designed to help you train your mind and body for a healthier, happier life and get the most out of your day. What's better is that the app can be used on the go as well as at home. For those who don’t have a rigid schedule, this is probably the best option to go for as it works around you.

Calm

Now I’m not yogi but there's something about the relaxation techniques available on the calm app that allow for a feeling of refresh and renewal. The app focuses on helping to quell feelings of anxiety and assist with better sleep cycles (unfortunately a new mattress doesn't come with the app) to have you feeling refreshed and ready to start your day. 

Insight Timings 

One of the least well-known ones but also has huge benefits is Insight timer. With a library of over 25,000 guided meditations from around 3,000 teachers on topics like stress, relationships, creativity, this app gives you all of the range! As the only paid subscription on the list, I’d advise starting their 7-day free trial to gauge if the app is for you. 

Practice what you preach

As all these apps are available on both iPhone & Android you might be feeling that your phone cant currently facilitate a 20 min guided meditation. So that’s why I have been looking to use a refurbished device from giffgaff - who recently investigated how the UK feel about e-waste and refurbishment and been leaders in promoting the benefits of choosing refurbished, it’s not all about phones though as they have lot’s of fabulous refurbished and recycled content over on their hub to keep you remind busy with projects. Get in.

Do you use any of these apps?



ELYSE & CONNOR
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