Find time for self-care is easy when you have apps to help you. Check out this list of free apps to help you with self-care.
MyFitnessPal is my favorite app for tracking what I am eating and helping me lose weight after stress eating caused me to gain excess weight. I love having other friends to motivate me and cheer on when they reach their goals. My favorite part about the app is the ability to scan the barcodes of foods that I am eating to add to my food journal easily. Plus, it connects with other health apps that I am using.
Fooducate is a free app that is available on apple and android devices. Like MyFitnessPal, you can track your calories. But what makes Fooducate that you use for self-care is the comprehensive food library. My favorite part of the app is the product recommendations. If you are looking for a new yogurt, you can check the recommendations and the grades that are given.
If you are a runner or even walk, often, you have to check out this app. Charity miles helps you to move with purpose. Select from over 40 charities, start moving and make money for your charity of choice. It’s that easy. This can easily allow you to set goals for favorite Charity and give back.
Stretching helps to improve flexibility, increase blood flow, and improve your posture. With stretching, stress can be relieved. Stretching relieves stress by helping the muscles that have become tense from stress. Start Stretching is available on Apple devices. This app is not for advanced users but for those that are looking for simple stretches. A great alternative available on Google Play is Stretching Sworkit.
Yoga has many benefits. Not just physical, like improving flexibility and strength. But there are mental benefits like increasing your concentration and calmness. It is easy to find an excuse that you don’t have time to attend yoga classes. So why not try a free app? The Fit and Fierce Club is an app that will provide you with yoga instruction by the famous yoga expert. The app is free, but there are in-app purchases the premium features. Using this yoga app can help you. If you decide not to get the app, definitely check out Sadie’s Youtube channel for tons of yoga videos. Another yoga app is Pocket Yoga that is available for Android and Apple devices.
Music has a powerful effect on your mind and body. Upbeat music can easily uplift you. Whereas slow music can help you to relax and release tense. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you’ve got to take advantage of Prime Music. There are millions of songs to choose from, as well as playlist and stations. The best part is you can find Amazon Music in the App Store and Google Play.
Looking for an easy way to start meditating? Check out this app. Mediating for even a few minutes a day can provide you the benefits like mental clarity, improved focus, better sleep. Headspace can be download on Apple and Android devices. What is the difference between Headspace and the hundreds of other meditation apps? Headspace conducts research studies to validate mediation and improve mediation.
If you love to read books, this is an excellent app for you. You can search for new books, read reviews, track books you have read and want to read. This app is available for Apple and Android devices.
Keeping a positive mindset is key to having success in all areas of your life. Let Shine help you with that. This app will help you self-care through motivational text and audio affirmations. Plus, this app will help you be grateful for a gratitude journal. Get Shine for your Apple and Android devices.
Pacifica will help you manage your mental health. You will find tools to help you relax, track your mood, set goals, and mediation. If you are struggling with stress and anxiety, definitely incorporate Pacifica into your self-care routine.
If you have trouble with falling asleep, you should give this app a try. With over 100 sounds, there is some white noise to help you fall asleep. This app uses particular sounds that can take you from being awake to falling asleep. You can even find some guide mediation that will help your body to relax so that it is easier to fall asleep. Download this app on your Apple or Android device.
Being grateful or showing gratitude can help you reduce depression. It is hard to be depressed when you are focused on what you are thankful for. With the Grateful app, you can have excellent mental health daily by answering a simple prompt. You can download it in the Apple Store. If you have an Android device try this app.
Adult coloring has become pretty popular. For a good reason. Coloring helps to relax your mind and soothe anxiety. I enjoy coloring pages and mentioned them in episode 15 Self Care Ideas That Cost No Money. Using an app like Colorfy makes it easy to paint anywhere. You can download this app on Google Play or get it in the App Store for Apple devices.
Bonus. Not free but apps to help you with self-care
Have you ever been stressed, and someone told you to breathe? I know it can be pretty annoying, especially when you are breathing. The problem is how you are breathing when you are stressed. Deep breathing is an easy and effective way to reduce stress in a short amount of time. Using an app like Breathing Zone can help you by guiding you through breathing exercises.
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