It’s so important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you get sick.
Self-care, in health care, is about making the necessary changes that will make your overall health better.
Fortunately, there are many things you can do to engage in self-care and also to help a number of apps have been designed to help improve both mental health and physical health, and will soon become a trusty part of your daily routine.
So take a break from your mindless scrolling on Instagram and other social media sites, and let these become your new go-to apps.
There’s a reason why so many celebrities rave about Headspace. Millie Mackintosh, Andrea McLean and Fearne Cotton have all extolled its virtues, while users report having better attention spans, alertness and instant calm after using the meditation and mindfulness techniques.
Promising to help its users sleep better, boost confidence and reduce stress and anxiety, Calm's guided meditations, soothing music and bedtime stories - read by the likes of Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley and Matthew McConaughey - work to increase the overall health and happiness of its users.
If you’re feeling down, it can work wonders to take some time to think about all the things you have to be thankful for. The idea for Grateful was based on research from Harvard Medical School, which showed a link between expressing gratitude and improved health and emotions.
Acting like your supportive best friend or parent, Shine is “a daily pep talk in your pocket”, a friendly reminder to believe in yourself and to help you overcome stress or anxiety. Not only can you get a Monday-Friday morning Shine Text filled with motivational messages and affirmations, you can also access personalised audio challenges and self-improvement audio tracks to help you achieve your goals. Ideal for easing the stress of your commute, too.
Happify promises to help boost your mood, improve self-confidence and combat stress through a series of cognitive exercises and games. Developed by leading scientists and experts, you can gain insights into your behaviour and track your progress over time.
We all know how important it is to follow a healthy diet, but how much do we really know about the food we’re eating? By tracking your food on Fooducate, you can not only get a better understanding of your meals, but also how they impact your sleep, mood and hunger levels, so you can make changes if needed.
What is truly important is that you find the best way for you to obtain the calmness. It does not matter the method as long as that works for you. Luckily the industry will never get tired of creating new apps and new methods for self-care.