These Three Self Care Apps Will Inspire You to Lead a More Balanced Way of Life

It’s time to get your mental well-being back on track with a healthy dose of daily self-care. You could treat yourself to a nice meal, for instance – or, you could spend the afternoon working on a new art project or tune in to a new episode of your favorite podcast. If none of these suggestions sound like a solid match for you, take a look at these three self-care apps below, which make bettering your mental health more achievable.


Open the Calm app, and you’ll immediately be greeted with the gentle sound of the outdoors. Promising to help its users sleep better, boost confidence, and reduce stress and anxiety, Calm's “Daily Calm” sessions, soothing music, and bedtime stories work to better the mental wellbeing and overall happiness of users. Speaking of users, there are also intermediate and advanced programs available.


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. Posting daily diary entries will allow you to reflect on the good times and illustrate how the smallest things can have the biggest impact on your day.


Acting like your supportive best friend or parent, Shine is “a daily pep talk in your pocket,” a friendly reminder to believe in yourself that can help you overcome stress. Not only can you get a Monday through Friday morning Shine Text filled with motivational messages and affirmations, but you can also access personalized audio challenges and self-improvement audio tracks to help you achieve your goals.

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