With the exception of checking and replying to the occasional work email, I for one, spend at least a few hours a day bouncing between Instagram and Facebook. Either that, or texting my life away on WhatsApp.
Don’t worry, we’re not here to tell you to stop using your phone. Realistically, phones are an essential part of our everyday lives. But there’s one way to actually put them to some good use.
Instead of wasting hours scrolling through our feeds, it’s time we look at the much wider app world and seize the opportunity to use technology to really enhance the way we live our lives.
Thankfully, there’s a ton of apps out there designed to do exactly this. The best part? You don’t have to spend a lot of time on them. Instead, add them to your morning routine, and let them do the work for you.
Probably the best meditation app out there. You start with a 10-day beginner’s course where you essentially learn how to meditate. Then you gain access to a ton of guided meditation sessions – guaranteed to relieve stress and clear your mind.
It might sound too corny to use, but you’d be surprised at how effective motivational messages can really be. The application will prompt you with daily motivational quotes. And if you ever feel like you need an extra push, you can listen, or watch, thousands of motivational videos that vary from inspiration boosters, energisers and relaxation.
A meal-planning app where you can create your own personalised meal plan depending on your dietary restrictions and preferences. It’s super easy to use, you pick a week’s worth of meals from their selection, and the app creates a grocery list for you.
The goal of this app is to help you focus on whatever task is at hand. The premise is simple: you set the duration you’d like to stay away from your phone and tap ‘start’, by doing so you ‘plant a seed’ and the tree starts growing, if you click away from the app before the time is up, your tree dies. The coolest thing is, you can invite your friends to any Flora session and set a forfeit price that whoever kills the tree has to pay.