In a world that seems to be full of stressful news, the only thing you can control is your reaction to what is happening around you.
Here are 5 apps to help you calmly navigate through the hustle and bustle that each day brings.
1. Meditation and mindfulness
Rated as one of the best mindfulness and meditation apps on the market, Head space will bring calm to your busy life, with hundreds of meditations of different lengths for you to choose from in its comprehensive library.
Perfect for beginners, the app has convenient features like the ability to set reminders, track your progress, and download sessions for offline experimentation.
Perks also include sleep aids to induce restful sleep, relaxing music playlists, and kid-friendly content. Other great options are Calmwhose objective is to reduce anxiety and promote calmness, and wake up by Sam Harris, offering guided meditation and mindfulness techniques for a calmer mindset.
2. Manage family chores
Has the garbage been taken out and the children’s toys picked up? It’s the endless and stressful battle of many working moms to keep track of who has (or hasn’t!) done their chores. Our house offers an easy way to coordinate tasks and turn them into a game.
The app allows family members to create to-do lists and assign tasks to each other, such as cleaning the counters or setting the table, with a memo box that allows comments to be added.
Adults can award points for chores, and kids can redeem those points for rewards like pizza or an extra hour of playtime.
Suddenly, doing the dishes becomes meaningful, and the kids are incentivized to help keep the family home running happily.
3. Create more time for yourself
We all know how nice it feels to walk into a sparkling clean house, but if your house is looking messy because you don’t have the time or energy to maintain it, you might feel more frustrated than calm.
Take the burden off of tackling household chores by hiring help through the new SweepSouth home cleaning services app.
Quick and easy to use, this app allows you to hire a reliable, trustworthy and professional domestic worker to come over for a few hours to clean your home, allowing you to take a break and relax, spending time doing the things you love.
And says South sweep Country manager Awazi AngbalagaBy making a reservation through the app, you directly create job opportunities at a time when many domestic workers are struggling to find employment.
4. Keep your focus in a busy environment
Having worked from home for so long, the distractions of a busy office space can be stressful once you get back to work.
To help you focus, a soft murmur offers a simple yet effective solution, with various ambient noises to drown out distractions and help you focus.
Choose from a selection of sounds found in nature, such as the gentle pattering of rain or the gentle sweep of wind, each gently soothing, and layer them for a soothing hypnotic effect.
5. Keep the kids entertained
For those times when you need to entertain the kids for a bit, YouTube Kids comes to the rescue.
This easy-to-use app allows you to control what content your children see. Choose from an option to approve all content yourself, or enter your child’s age group and let the app do the work of curating the right content.
You can also set a timer to limit viewing time, block certain content, turn off search options, and change search history settings.
It’s easy to get so carried away with all the things we have to do in a day that we forget about ourselves and our own health. But remember that tomorrow will be just as full of demands and stress as it is today.
Use all the help available so that, from time to time, you can stop and slow down.