Here are some great apps for self-help and care:
Communications manager Samantha Kelly was excited to download this app, as she recently got locked out of her apartment. She says, “You scan your keys by taking a photo of them and then you have ‘digital copies.’” With the copy, you can get a key made for you at a KeyMe kiosk (they currently have tons of locations at Phoenix Fry’s stores) or through the mail. Make sure you don’t get locked out or stuck, especially in this summer heat!
I Am Sober
With I Am Sober, you can track your progress, set recovery goals, and even build better habits. You’re able to add reasons and photos to help you remember why you want to quit your addiction and stay sober. There is even a savings tracker if you spend money on a certain addiction like cigarettes. This tracker will show you how much money you save over time.
When times are tough, being grateful for what we have can help. This is what the Gratitude app is for. Gratitude is one of the many gratitude journaling apps designed to help you live a happier life. With Gratitude, you get a daily prompt to write about, and you can pick something from the day you’re grateful for. There is also a journal where you can write about whatever else you are thankful for in the current moment.
I think it’s safe to say we all probably spend too much time on our phones, to some degree. Forest is an app designed to help you avoid looking at your phone for a set period of time. To start, you set a timer for the desired amount of time you want to stay away from your phone and plant a seed in Forest. When you stay away from your phone after the timer hits zero, a tree gets planted in your forest. However, if you can’t hold out on using your phone and leave the app, the tree starts to wither. You can share your forest and compete with friends and users around the world, as well. For anyone looking to be on their phone and social media less, this app might be for you!
Insight Timer is one of the most popular meditation apps available. Not only does this app have a great meditation timer, but it also features thousands of courses that can help you add mindfulness to your daily life. The lessons range from being just a few minutes to long and luxurious. There are also thousands of music tracks and ambient sounds to calm your mind, help you focus, sleep better, and relax. Great for both beginners new to meditation and those more experienced, there are courses catered to everybody, so you’re sure to find something that works for you.