Today we’re talking apps! There’s so many different health and wellness apps out there, and some of them are really useful! My all-time favorite app is MyFitnessPal, useful for tracking both calories and exercise. But did you know that there are apps out there that can help you be mindful, meditate, and help you relieve stress and anxiety?
Here are some of my favorite zen apps that can bring peace to your daily life.
Attitudes of Gratitude Journal
This app will help you develop daily gratitude. You can set it to remind you at a certain time (ex. bedtime) to make sure you list the things you are grateful for. By focusing on what we are thankful for, we are not focusing on the things we don’t have. I have mine set to go off at 8pm and I try to pick one thing per day to log!
At Ease Anxiety & Worry Relief
This is a really cool app and is super useful for anyone with anxiety. It combines voice-guided meditations, exercises and journaling. The guided breathing meditations are simple and easy, and you can choose music or no music. Deep breathing can help calm you down during an anxiety or panic attack.
The journal helps you increase self awareness and develop a method for dealing with your anxiety. It’ll ask you questions such as: Are you ever anxious about being anxious? What happens when you do that? Or, it’ll have you list reasons why your anxiety is not a real threat to yourself.
With one million + downloads, this one’s a hit! Daily Yoga is a very dedicated yoga coaching app, with HD yoga exercises, videos, live voice guides, soothing music, and even a forum. This app has over 45+ yoga exercises, 300+ poses in the library, and 18 background music choices. What I like is that you can choose yoga for different goals, such as for runners, for arms, seated poses, etc. The social community has different forums where you can ask questions and meet other yogis.
This app was co-created by a former Buddhist monk and is great for both beginner and pro meditators! There is a subscription fee, $7.99 a month. The app refers to this fee “like a gym membership for the mind”. You get 10-minute daily meditations, podcasts, reminders and mindfulness buzzers to help you stick to your goals. You can try it for free for ten days. I’ve done several of the sessions– the voice is very calming and the meditations certainly are effective!
Buddhist Meditation Trainer
Focused more on Buddhist quotes and enlightenment meditation, this is for the more experienced meditator. It has a simple timer and displays a quote for you to meditate on. It also helps you remember to meditate with a daily notification.
Do you have any favorite health and wellness apps? I’d love to hear your suggestions!
Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!