If you've gotta go for a scroll, at least make it worth your time! Too much mindless social media can take a major toll on your mindset. Instead, try an app or two (or seven!) that benefits your mental health and pushes you towards productivity.
Need some recos? Try these apps!
7 Apps That Boost Your Productivity and Improve Your Mindset
1. 5 Minute Journal
If you want to start journaling, the 5 Minute Journal app is a fabulous place to start! This app is a major part of my gratefulness reflection as I can quickly pop in and make some notes about what I'm thankful for each day. It gives you space for daily notes and reflections that you can jot down anytime and anywhere.
The 5 Minute Journal app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and it costs $4.99 to download. Pro tip: if you've been hesitating to start Morning Pages, try incorporating this journal into your morning routine!
Psst: This app is accompanied by it's very own journal — The 5 Minute Journal!
Done is a super-simple habit tracker that you can basically use for anything you want. I use it as my contact tracker — I enter the names of people I need to make sure I connect with on a regular basis, then I can check it off when I've reached out! If you're trying to build a habit, this tool is a must-have to keep yourself on the right track.
Done is totally free to use (but offers premium upgrades). Try it out for yourself start building better habits!
If you're trying to take control of your health and make changes to your diet, Myfitnesspal is an amazing tool. You can enter the foods you eat and track the calories and macros. It also allows you to track your weight and any form of exercise you complete. This is a fantastic way to watch your progress towards different physical health goals, or just start learning about the foods you eat.
You can find Myfitnesspal in Google Play or the App Store. It's free to download and offers premium upgrades with additional features.
Headspace is my go-to for a quick meditation sesh when my mindset feels a little out of control. They offer guided meditation that you can do anytime, anywhere. It's super calming and really gets you in the meditation mode — perfect for a midday reset.
You can download Headspace for free, and a subscription begins at $12.99. Download it from Google Play or the App Store and start leveraging the quiet moments in your day. Your brain will thank you!
The RelaxMelodies app is a must-have if a silent workspace is a distraction. Sometimes you just need a little background noise to get into work mode! This app offers a variety of background sounds, from a stormy night to basic white noise. I love switching it on for some ambient sounds when I'm really keeping my head down to focus on a project.
The best part: RelaxMelodies is totally free to use! Give it a try and find the soundtrack to your focus.
Using Reflectly is like having a friend check in on you throughout the day. It's a mood tracker that prompts you to record how you're feeling, why you might feel that way, and the things you do each day. Tracking these things together allows you to see the correlation between your moods and the things you do in your day-to-day. If you forget to track your days, you can enable notifications that remind you and ask how you're feeling.
Reflectly is free to download and offers in-app premium upgrades with additional features.
Master the art of productively managing your finances with N26! This app helps you learn the deets of your money, like if your interest rates are on the right track or why you're getting unexpected fees. Banking chats can be tough, but N26 lays out the important info in a way we can all work with and understand.
N26 also lets you divvy up your savings to set aside cash for specific things. Got your eye on a fancy handbag? Start saving in N26 and you can watch your cash grow! I've loved being able to watch my savings evolve over time so I can always go after the life I want with minimal financial stress.
Check out N26 with my link and start controlling your cash ASAP!
QOTD: What apps do you use to keep your mindset in check?