THREE HEALTHY APPS YOU NEED TO HAVE ON YOUR PHONE
These app's have been staples in developing my healthy routine and are now an essential part of my day to day life so I wanted to share them with you!
I've been using the guided meditation app headspace to help me manage my stress. I’ve heard so many things recently about the benefits of meditation and really wanted to try it out. I’m still pretty new to it so I’m still trying to fully be present and relax, but its definitely helping me to slow down, be more present and declutter my mind (A resolution of mine). I’ll be sure to keep you guys updated about my experience with this if its something you guys want to see, so let me know in the comments below or get in touch with me via social!
I came across the 5 Minute Journal in Marshall's like a year or two ago and I fell in love with the way it's organized and makes you think. I recently found out they have an app as well so I've been trying to use that more. It helps me set small goals for the day which helps me to practice being grateful, content and present with things that are happening now
Some of my resolutions for this year involved making personal changes, which I knew I probably wouldn't be able to do alone. Traditional therapy never work for me because I was always back and forth and on the go and my therapist’s never really took the time (or cared enough) to get to know/understand me and my life. I was always speaking at the therapist’s with no direction or guidance and didn’t feel like I was being taught the tools and skills I needed to better myself. So after a few years of trying it on my own and some serious self-reflection late last year I realized this needed to be a priority for me so I downloaded the Talkspace app.
It’s been super convenient for my busy on the go lifestyle and extremely comfortable. You're able to introduce yourself and why you’re seeking therapy (which definitely isn't a bad thing so don't be embarrassed!! TBH I feel like everyone would benefit from therapy at one point or another) and they choose a few therapists who would be a good fit and you ultimately get to choose who you’d feel most comfortable with!
My therapist was amazing from the very start. She encourages me to think in ways and about things that I've never thought of before. I can talk to her anywhere (and i have the plan that let me talk at any time) which is helpful so I’m not having to remember things until our next appointment, or deal with rescheduling if things come up last minute.
The pricing is actually way more affordable than the cost of all copay visits per month. I also like that you can get a discount if you purchase your months in bulk (3 or 6 months at a time). If you think this is something you may like or want to try it out be sure to use the link below because I got you guys $50 off your first month!
This is super personal to me so I don’t typically talk much about my issues or therapy, but I know sharing my experience could be helpful to those of you who may struggle with some of the things I do, so one of these day’s maybe we will talk more about it.