Let these wellness apps aid you in your self-care journey in 2021
It’s an understatement to say that the past year has been tough on everyone. That’s why it’s even more crucial that we try our best to maintain our mindfulness and self-care in 2021. Granted, this is easier said than done. Luckily, we’re currently living in the app generation. Let these wellness apps that are currently on the market pave the way for you to infuse some opportune mindfulness in your self-care journey this year.
This popular meditation app gained immense popularity with its clean, simple interface that features easy-to-follow guided meditations. Meditation has been proven to help people relieve their stress, sharpen their focus, as well as sleep better. It’s often thought of as a complex procedure that requires a lot of time and concentration. Headspace defies that notion by helping make meditation simple.
Start with the free Basics pack, where you’ll be guided through the essentials of mediation and mindfulness over a 10-day beginner’s course. Meditate daily on a new topic each day, with special features like the Move mode for workouts and mindful cardio, or Mindful Moments to keep you present throughout the day. With Headspace, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of mediation and mindfulness in a simple, straightforward manner.
Headspace is available to download for free, with subscription options, on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
Mooda makes understanding yourself and improving your emotional well-being much simpler with its cute mood-tracking interface. The aesthetically pleasing app serves as a mood log, where you can select the right mood for your day, and after which write a journal entry.
You’re able to personalise the app and your journal with various font styles, backgrounds and colours. The app also encourages you to upload one photo each entry, so as to capture the day’s happenings in one shot. Besides being a therapeutic source of stress release, you’ll also be able to look at all your entries and reminisce good memories over time.
Mooda is available to download at a fee of $1.48 on the Apple App Store, and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and Mac. The Google Play Store app will be rolling out shortly.
Balance: Meditation & Sleep
We know that meditation is powerful. But meditation that adapts to you? The effectiveness of meditation will certainly skyrocket. Balance is the world’s first personalised meditation audio program, catered towards helping you improve your stress, sleep and more.
Start off by answering questions about your meditation experience, goals, and challenges. After which, the app will assemble personalised meditations for your via an audio library with thousands of files. Naturally, the more you share over time, the more personalised and effective your meditations become. With thousands of meditation paths available, Balance helps you find your own way of focusing, resting, relaxing, and happiness.
Balance is currently available to download for free only on the Apple App Store for iOS devices.
Cove: music for mental health
For a different take on typical meditation apps, Cove uses music to allow its users to express how they feel. Approved and endorsed by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS), Cove acts like a mood journal, except you record your feelings with music instead of words.
To create music, choose from different mood jingles. Once selected, you can easily add and remove different musical effects. You’re also able to quickly add notes and images to your entries. This unique, private music journal is the best offering for anyone who wishes to express through music what they might struggle to say with words.
Cove is currently available to download for free only on the Apple App Store for iOS devices.