These days life can get pretty hectic. In our constantly connected society, it’s often difficult to disconnect, and we find ourselves stressed out and overwhelmed. As a family tech blogger, I enjoy sharing the best in tech & gadgets that can improve our lives. That’s why I was excited to put together this list of apps that will help you live a well balanced life.
Remember the Milk is a free time management app that works with the web, Mac, Windows, Linux, Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, Android Phones and tablets, and more. It syncs across all your devices, and the great thing about this app is just what it says on its website. It allows you to “stop thinking about your to-do’s and let the app remember them for you.” This frees up so much space in your mind and relieves you of the pressure of trying to remember everything, all the time.
This app helps you manage your tasks and reminds you of them wherever you are, you can even share your lists and give tasks to others to get things done faster. You can create as many lists as you need and make your lists organized and colorful with tags. You can even break your tasks down into subtasks, so you know exactly what needs to get done and when. Remember the Milk also allows you to connect with Google Drive or Dropbox to keep documents, spreadsheets, presentations, photos, and files right alongside specific tasks. You can also connect Gmail, Google Calendar, Evernote, IFTTT, and more for the ultimate in productivity and peace of mind.
Rabbit Hole Eliminator
How often do you find yourself saying, “I’m just going to look up the score of the game” or “I’ll just check that one text, and then I’m putting my phone down” and the next thing you know an hour or even two go by and you have found yourself lost down a rabbit hole in the mobile world. Looking at one thing always leads to another and, while you can sometimes find valuable info, more often than not you get stuck in a land of memes, gifs, games, and things you won’t remember two hours from now.
That’s where Space comes in. It helps you set goals for your phone use, monitors the apps you use, and tracks progress. You can choose a personalized program based on your own phone habits and personality. You can set it to send you non-intrusive notifications to let you know you’ve been spending a lot of time down that rabbit hole. You can also collect achievements for meeting your goal which builds a beautiful galaxy over time.
Sleep & Stress Reduction
Life can get pretty stressful, and it can wreak havoc on your days as well as your nights. Thankfully the Calm app is here to help. It’s rated as the #1 app for meditation and sleep. This app is fantastic for learning how to meditate and for getting more restful sleep. It is also full of life-changing lessons from the experts in mental fitness, and it includes exclusive music to help you focus, relax, and sleep.
By choosing Daily Calm you’ll have access 100+ guided meditations with category headings like; Meditation Foundations & Beginners Techniques, Relieve Anxiety With Mindfulness, Sleep Better and Wake Up Refreshed, Increase Focus For Peak Performance, Reduce Stress With Mediation, Bringing Mindfulness To Your Relationship, Learn To Manage Your Emotions, Practice Self Care, Invest In Your Personal Growth, Find Your Inner Peace, Meditate With Less Guidance, Mindfulness For Kids, and more. Each of these categories has many lessons to choose from, and a new lesson is added every day.
When you find yourself overstressed and need a quick way to calm down, simply click Breathe and a bubble will guide you to breathe in and breathe out in a calming manner, with deep breaths in as the bubble grows, and long breaths out as in shrinks. This works wonderfully for kids as well when they find themselves overwhelmed.
Simply drinking more water every day can do wonders for your overall wellbeing. It can give you more energy, make you feel less worn down, and your skin loves it too. Remembering to drink more water though is always the problem. Plant Nanny is here to help. The app shows you various cute little plants that keep you company every day.
In order to keep the plants alive and help them grow, you simply tap a button to record the water you’ve drunk, which in turn, waters your plant. The app also shows you your drinking history, and you can even share your adorable plants on Facebook.
One of the goals of a balanced life is to be happy. Happify can help you do that by sharing effective tools and programs to take control of your thoughts and feelings. Through engaging activities and games backed by proven techniques developed by leading scientists and experts, you can start seeing meaningful improvements in life satisfaction and resilience.
With this tool, you can find out your happiness score and start working to improve it right away. Some of the tracks include: conquering negative thoughts, coping better with stress, building self-confidence, fueling career success, and more. You can choose one track or choose them all.
In living a balanced life, it’s important to slow down and take time to be grateful for what you have. Grateful: A Gratitude Journal app was created to do just that, and it was designed to make doing so simple and fun as well. It has daily prompts like, “What made you smile today?” and “What made today a good day?” You can answer in a single word or in a simple paragraph, and you can even add a photo if you like. You can change the prompt if you prefer another or even write your own.
You are able to browse your journal entries by time, prompt, tag, or randomly so can look back over everything you’ve been grateful for. This app will help you appreciate all the little and even the big things that pop up day to day, leading to a more balanced, happy life.
In today’s always connected society, it’s important to manage our time appropriately, keep our physical and mental well-being healthy, and stop every now and then to live in the moment and appreciate what we have. The apps are designed to help with all of these things. They are the perfect way to utilize the technology that is such a big part of our lives to our benefit, helping us work toward our goal of living a well-balanced life.
Thank you so much to Tesa for the fantastic guest post! I learned about a few apps that I had no idea even existed! My first thought while reading through these was “these will help me so much with my law of attraction manifestation journey!” We all know that happiness and gratitude only bring us more things to be happy about and grateful for!
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