As the end of summer is coming to a close, the every-day stress from the pandemic continues. With Los Angeles County having thousands of cases a day, it seems as though there is no time for self-care. Simple exercises like meditation, yoga, or even reading may seem to be monotonous and time-consuming to others. However, self-care can actually be convenient at any-time of the day. You could even download self-care apps on your phone at a push of a button.
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Why Self-Care Apps?
As common self-care methods are seen to be working out, eating your favorite meals, or even bubble baths, downloading apps on your smartphone may seem to not hold as much value to these “traditional” self-care rituals. However, if anything, these self-care apps are convenient and goal-oriented. For example, if your “self-care goal” is to be well-hydrated, you can use an app to track the intake of water. This small, but efficient method will let you feel better emotionally as you feel more positive completing your goal, as well as physically because hydration has amazing benefits for your body.
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Easily one of the cutest apps on the market, Plant Nanny makes you motivated to keep yourself hydrated. You can customize different plants and every time you drink water, your plant does as well.
As well as keeping your body hydrated, why not keep your skin hydrated too?
MDSUN’s Hydro-Recovery Mask works wonders on all skin types ranging from dry all the way to oily and combination. The ingredients of this mask contain Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Lactobionic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, and Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, As Ginkgo Biloba Leaf helps with blemishes and wrinkles, Lactobionic Acid helps give a more youthful complexion by breaking down large pores.
Sleep Cycle tracks how well you sleep during the night, how many hours, and also sets mini reminders and alarms. Definitely a great use for heavy sleepers!
This mini-pocket journal app tracks your mood during the day. It has five different emojis that represent how well or bad your day is going.
For those who are beginners at yoga, this app is perfect for you. Ranging from all different types of yoga poses, this app lets you do yoga whenever or wherever you want.
What Self-Care Isn’t
Although self-care is extremely important to have, you should never force yourself to do activities that you do not want to do. If you are someone who does not enjoy yoga, do not force yourself to do yoga. Self-care should be a positive experience for everyone and should not seem like a chore to do. At the end of the day, these self-care apps are designed for your own personal use and can help to make you feel more at ease whether you know it or not.