Self-care apps have become some of the most downloaded apps in the App Store and on Google Play. And its no wonder. From guided meditations, making new friends, tracking sleep patterns or keeping a journal, these self care apps will help you set up a new self-care routine or add to it.
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1. Sanity & Self
Whether your stressed, anxious, alone, afraid, or all of the above Sanity & Self has you covered. They have expertly guided audio “journeys” featuring easy to follow ( and quite frankly ultra soothing) narrations. Learn how to “Give Less Fucks”, “Be Less Anxious” or “Overcome Self Doubt”, Sanity & Self has you covered!
” We believe real-Meng LI, CEO & Co-Founder of Sanity & Self
self careis caring for your whole self (inside and out): to heal, discover and grow ourselves”
Sanity & Self is Available on the App Store and Google Play
2. Shine (Best Self Care App)
Shine starts your day off with a motivational message, that immediately boosts your mood. But that’s just the beginning. From “Shine Talks” that can help you overcome any situation, text message like check-ins to ground you and log what you’re grateful for, 100s of guided meditations and Shine Challenges that are like little subscriptions to topics that you want to work on. A beautiful and inviting interface makes adding Shine to your daily routine a breeze!
Shine App is Available on the App Store and Google Play
This one is a GEM for mental health! Youper is your new favorite emotional health assistant. Through quick conversations, this app helps you monitor and improve your emotional health. Youper dives deep into your psyche with daily check-ins and conversations that open up your mind. But my favorite part is the health tab! Once in it, you will be prompted with the emotional health checkup.
For those who have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, social anxiety, attention deficit, borderline personality, obsessive-compulsive, bipolar and more, they all have the chance to track their condition with weekly check-ins. It’s absolutely the best when you’re trying to not only understand your condition but actively overcome it. Highly recommend.
Youper App is Available on the App Store and Google Play
Headspace is one of the leading meditation apps out there. They offer regular guided meditations, out of the box animations on “How Not To Be A jerk” and 10-20 minute courses on topics like mindful eating and managing anxiety. Keep track of your sessions and mindful minutes with the stats tab, or look at your overall journey in a glance.
“Everyday is a chance to train your mind for a happier, healthier life.”Headspace App
Enjoy hundreds of meditations and exercises to relax your mind from anywhere and perform at your best. Did we mention they have meditations for kids? Yep, shut those kiddies up (joking, seriously) with a blast of mindfulness, and set them on the course to success.
Headspace App is Available on the App Store and Google Play
Happy Not Perfect
HappyNotPerfect has 400+ meditation and coaching sessions that can help you calm your mind or bounce back from rejection. From breathing exercises to mindfulness taught by experts, you will be able to track your progress and have fun reaching your self-care goals.
“When our minds are clear and collected we feel better, sleep better and make better decisions”HappyNotPerfect App
HappyNotPerfect is Available on the App Store and Google Play
6. Fabulous (University Made Self Care App)
Lastly, we have Fabulous. Created at the Center For Advanced Hindsight at Duke University, this little app is quite special. Starting with its super cute startup and affirming little sounds, it’s quite the personality packed app. First things first you answer questions about which things you would like to do more (or less) of including exercise, better sleep, meditation, and focus.
Once you answer the questions, Fabulous tells you how long it’s going to take to build this routine. It’s amazing, it then gives you daily tasks to do like ” Drink Water” for the next 3 days to build good habits and a ritual for success.
Fabulous App is Available on the App Store and Google Play