Luckily, we live at a time where information on life improvement and well-being is more accessible than ever. From articles and blog posts to discussion threads and apps, discovering approachable ways to enhance life is a click or download away. Today, HJG Staffing is exploring 6 different mobile apps that have the potential to transform your life.
1. Bloom CBT Therapy and Self-Care:
At HJG Staffing, we are big fans of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also known as CBT. This type of therapy involves the physical tracking and labeling of thoughts/feelings. Developing awareness of our everyday thoughts has the power to shed light on our minds. We aren’t always consciously aware of the thoughts that drive our actions and moods. This is where Bloom comes into play.
According to their website, “Bloom is an interactive video-guided CBT app to calm anxiety, reduce stress, and boost mood.” When you sign up for the app, it allows you to choose your focus. Options include “boost mood,” “worry less,” and “reduce stress.” It allows you to choose the guide that most appeals to your journey, as well as a choice for your ideal time to practice.
The first 7 days are free and after that, it’s $1.15 per week. The app provides daily check-ins, a habit builder and more. Download the app here.
Headspace is a mindfulness and relaxation app. Mindfulness is a life-changing art that encourages living in the present. Whether our minds are occupied with past or future, the present is truly all we have. Dwelling on the past and projecting into the future are commonplace; however, existing anywhere besides the present can evoke feelings of fear, anxiety, and depression. Living presently is often easier said than done. This is where Headspace can help!
Used in 190 countries worldwide, “Headspace is proven to reduce stress by 14% in just 10 days. It can also help you relax your mind in minutes, improve focus, and get the best sleep ever.”
It offers meditations and sleep tools, as well as movement activities, focus tips and more.
It offers 14 days free followed by $5.83 per month. Sign up here.
3. Gratitude Self-Care Journal:
Journaling has been a means of self-care and release for as long as people have been writing. Yet, for some, without prompts and clear direction, journaling can feel aimless..
If you want to increase your gratitude and create a clear vision for your life, the Gratitude Self-Care Journal can be your guide.
“The Gratitude app seamlessly blends 4 amazing features in one app:
1. Guided gratitude journal with prompts
2. Positive self affirmations
3. Vision board to manifest your goals
4. Daily zen section with motivation quotes, stories, articles to stay focused on your goals and mental health.”
Creating a daily habit of positive self-talk and gratitude can not only boost mood, but also motivate us to achieve our goals.
The app has a 7 day free trial, and then it’s $2.50 monthly. Download here.
4. Yoga Down Dog:
If you want to start a fitness journey, this could be the app for you. Yoga Down Dog is an inclusive and mobile friendly app with an array of classes from yoga to running to barre workouts. It is highly customizable, allowing you to choose your “time, level, focus, voice, and music.”
There are over 60,000 configurations as well as 6 teachers to choose for your practice. If you’re looking for a home workout, at $9.99 monthly or $59 per year, this app allows you to participate in effective workouts without leaving the home. Download it here.
5. Free Prints
Filling our homes and workspaces with photos and memories we love is a definite mood-booster. With Free Prints, there is no need to leave the house or use printer ink to receive your photos.
Every month, the app allows you to receive 85 FREE 4×6 photos. All you have to do is pay for the shipping. Reviewers agree that the photo quality is great, and the app warns if a photo has low resolution. The 85 free prints per month comes out to 1,000 free photos per year!
With high resolution photos delivered to your doorstep and many of them being free, Free Prints is a great option to fill your space with happiness. Check it out here.
While budgeting is a useful skill, it can be confusing and tedious. TrueBill is an app that helps users breakdown their spending habits and achieve budgeting goals. The app connects all your subscriptions, income and bills and allows you to view your spending overview on one screen.
Visually seeing where your money is going is an effective way to keep track of your spending. Sometimes, TrueBill even reveals subscriptions you didn’t know you were still paying for. With its user-friendly dashboard, “members rave about [the] recurring subscriptions tool that helps them stay on top of what’s due, pay bills on time, and avoid late fees and overdrafts.”
TrueBill will even cancel subscriptions for you! This trustworthy app has been featured in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. Sign up here.
In our technology driven world, it is easier than ever to find apps that help us enhance daily life. These 6 apps have helped countless people make vital improvements, and can help you enhance your life, too!
We’d love to learn about your experience using these apps in the comments below.