The past few months I've been trying to take better care of myself by getting more sleep, drinking enough, and take my moments to relax. To accomplish my goals, I used a couple of apps to help me with them. Today I'm going to share them with you, in hopes of helping you improve your life!
1. Sleep Cycle
I've been using this app for a couple of years now, although I stopped using it for a while and only started using it again a few months ago. This app is not just an alarm clock, but it also measures your sleep pattern and wakes you up when you're in a light sleep phase. This makes you feel less tired when you wake up. It also collects data from your patterns and after a few days you can see statistics, such as your average bed time, average sleep duration, and some other things. You can also add notes to see if you slept better when you were in a cold room, or after having drank milk before bed.
Personally I love this app because it makes waking up a lot easier. Even if I get only 6 hours of sleep I can feel myself being more rested than when I'm woken up by a regular alarm. I'm not sure if it's free or not, because I've had the app for a couple of years now. Back then I bought the app for €1.99, but I believe there now is a free version available too. It's available for iOS and Android
2. Relax melodies
I always use this app when I go to bed, because I have trouble sleeping in a quiet room (it's weird, I know). But this app is also great for when you're meditating, or just need some relaxing melodies! You can choose from a lot of different sounds and you can combine them to make your own personal melody. I now have the premium version, and I love just mixing different melodies to find calming combinations. You can get this app for free for iOS, Android, and Windows!
3. Plant Nanny
Up until a few months ago I often got headaches due to dehydration. Not on purpose, though. I just forgot to drink. So when setting my goal to drink more water I remembered this app that I once tried for a week or so before giving up on it. That app was plant nanny, and I don't understand how I could've given up on it.
Basically with this app you keep yourself hydrated by taking care of a plant. The app reminds you to drink, and when you drink you need to water the plant. If you don't drink, and thus don't water the plant, it dies. You can get different plants and watch them grow! This app really helped me staying hydrated and I now am the proud owner of 6 plants (and counting!).
This app is free and available for iOS, Android, and Windows.
Alright, so this app is for that time of the month. A few months ago I quit anti-conception pills, which I took to regulate my period. I quit it because it's just junk, and I didn't need it. But despite feeling a lot better, my period is back to being as irregular as possible. So that's why I tried this app.
This app shows you your menstrual cycle, and by adding data to it every day you can see patterns that indicate when your period will be. For me personally, the cycle isn't accurate because of my irregularity. But ever since using it I did notice the signs that tell me that my period will start soon. You can add things such as your mood, energy level, cravings, fluids, blood loss, sex drive, and a lot of other things! If you are interested in getting pregnant, this app shows you when is the best time to do it, because it shows you your fertile window. This app is free and available for iOS and Android.
This app doesn't really help with any of my goals, but it is a very nice and relaxing app. Basically, with this app you can nurture a plant and watch them grow in real time. Whenever I'm stressed I turn to this app, because I love plants and the soundtrack that the app plays is super calming and just beautiful!
I actually downloaded it so I can listen to it when I need it. And you need to take care of the plants every day or else they'll die, just like with real plants!
Bonus: there is a cute little snail on the side of the plant pot which I just adore. You can get this app for free for iOS and Android.
Are there any apps you use often? Let me know in the comments!