Self-care isn't just physical; it also extends to your mind and soul. The state of your mental health greatly affects your every day performance, your relationships and your outlook in life. So it's important to take the time to relax your mind and reflect each day. After all, in this fast-paced, digital world, things can get confusing, messy and stressful.
Fortunately, technology can also provide you the support you need to meditate and keep your mental health in check — through mobile apps. While this is not a substitute to having a heart-to-heart talk with the people you love or going to therapy, these apps can give you help, while also reminding you to reflect from time to time.
Here are seven mental health apps that you can explore!
Calm is a meditation app that helps you get a better night's sleep, encourages mindful movement and provides meditation guides. It aims to help you find joy, clarity, and peace in your everyday life. It also has sleep stories, music playlists, and video lessons on stretching and calming the body.
If you have a busy schedule, this app can give you bite-size guided meditations that you can listen to in just one minute. To help you train your mind, it has multiple themes like self-esteem, patience, generosity, anxiety, pain management. It aims to help you cultivate healthier relationships, be more focused and less stressed.
Some apps keep track of the food you eat and your calorie intake. So why not do it with your mental health? Daylio helps you track your moods and everyday life. It's like a journal app that aims to help you discover your mood patterns and what affects it. It has daily and monthly statistics overview that's easy to comprehend and analyze. You can also input your activities, food, and notes.
If you've been going through a lot of stress or experiencing anxiety, Pacifica can help you. It has different tools that can help you deal with stress, anxiety, and depression. This app lets you track your mood and health, and input your goals and thoughts. You can also reach out to the peer support community and see the progress of your mental health.