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Wellbeing Wednesday: Apps

How good does it feel to be at level 1!? Although the country is back to some normality, it doesn’t necessarily mean your motivation and mental health are. 

So far in our Wellbeing Wednesday series, we’ve covered Instagram accounts, podcasts, little tips and tricks and scents which all include small changes or habits you can start doing to improve both your drive and relaxation. This week, we’re looking at apps.

Headspace

Headspace makes meditating easy. By hopping onto the app for a few minutes a day, you’ll learn how to control and create mindfulness and meditation techniques. Within the app, you’ll get access to hundreds of meditation styles featuring different aspirations, such as getting better sleep or easing anxiety.

Calm

If it’s good reviews you’re after, look no further than the app Calm, which was named by Apple as the 2017 iPhone App of the Year. Calm provides users dealing with stress and anxiety with a variety of guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing techniques and peaceful music. 

Streaks

Streaks is a to-do list app that introduces and encourages you to form good habits. Aptly titled ‘Streaks’, the app enables you to track up to twelve tasks you want to complete each day with the primary goal of forming streaks for consecutive days. If you want to start running more, increase your daily water intake, quit smoking or maybe perfect a hair or makeup technique – this is the app to help you keep track and achieve that.

Audible

Although this isn’t a wellbeing app as such, Audible is a great supplementary relaxation tool. With a selection of thousands of audio books from every topic you can think of, use this to your advantage by seeking out good listening before bed or lifestyle and wellness books to help introduce good habits into your life.

This article is not a replacement for professional help. If you or someone you know needs extra support, please contact/visit the links below or seek help from your GP:

https://www.youthline.co.nz/
Free call 0800 376 633 or free text 234

https://depression.org.nz/
Free call 0800 111 757 or free text 4202

https://thelowdown.co.nz/

https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help

https://www.allright.org.nz/
Free call or text 1737 to speak to a trained counsellor anytime.