Five apps…for switching up your mindset
From help with daily journaling to learning how to harness the extraordinary power of EFT tapping, this season’s apps will help shift your mindset for the better…
We all have the best of intentions when it comes to achieving our goals, but staying on track with them can be a different story. That’s where Streaks comes in – this handy app is designed as a to-do list to help you form good habits, as well as break bad ones. You can track up to twelve tasks you want to complete each day – whether that’s reading a chapter of a book, going for a run or drinking more water – with the aim of building up a streak of consecutive days.
The most successful people regularly evaluate their days, and Daylio Journal makes it easier than ever to do just that. Simply select a smiley face that represents your overall mood, input the activities you did that day and create goals to motivate yourself – the app will crunch the data and display them in charts to keep you on the right path. Over time you’ll notice patterns of behaviour that may be inadvertently impacting your mood – and find ways to fix them fast.
Can an app make you happier? That’s certainly the thinking behind Happify, which uses quizzes, games and affirmations to help you preprogramme your mind towards more positive thoughts. Taking a scientific approach that combines the latest research on positive psychology, CBT, and mindfulness, the app uses easy, effective exercises that help you take control of your thoughts and feelings to manage your life through positivity.
Stop. Breathe. Think
If you thought you couldn’t meditate when you were feeling angry, resentful or irritated, think again. This app kicks things off by getting you to check in with your current emotional state – whatever that might be – and then recommends activities and mindfulness sessions to suit that mood. There’s a range of options to choose from – from breathing and meditation to yoga and guided journaling – so there’s always something to jolt you out of whatever slump you might be experiencing.
The Tapping Solution App
You can now harness the power of EFT tapping – the alternative acupressure therapy treatment used to restore balance to your disrupted energy – wherever you are, thanks to this clever app. In it you’ll find guided meditations for everything from stress relief and sleep support to emotional freedom and healing your body, and the easy-to-follow sessions are designed for everyone, whether you’re experienced in EFT or have never tried it before.