Happy Motivational Monday! I am enjoying this new series of discussing mental health, self-worth, and empowerment, and I hope you are too. When I first started blogging (way before this blog even existed), all I would write about was how to find joy in life. I remembered how effortless it was to find topics to discuss because there were always obstacles to overcome and ways to learn from each.
In case you missed it, the most recent articles were about the mental health affects of Instagram, and why you shouldn’t work for free. If you haven’t seen those yet, go ahead and read the awesome topics and especially the discussions formulated in the comment section! So awesome to read everyone’s input.
Today, I am sharing 3 apps that will improve the way you think. This came about after I realized I needed an antidote for working on social media as often as I do. It occurred to me that affirmations would be the perfect fix. That is when I found the first of the three apps.
It’s as clear as the title, this app is a way to practice saying affirmations throughout the day. The app has pre-written affirmations in subcategories such as health, success, happiness, and confidence. I find them a great jumping off point, especially if you are completely new to saying affirmations. You also have the option of creating your own.
Once you have a set of positive messages, press play! The app will move you along all the affirmations in a very calming way. I do this once to three times a day depending on what I need. In total, about 80 affirmations takes less that 3 minutes to run through.
Since using the app, I notice I think more positively, I am happier and am attracting more happiness into my life.
It has been stated that meditation is the most powerful tool for success. The calming of the mind and opening yourself to attracting abundance is some of the benefits of meditation. It has also been noted that those who meditate actually add years to their lives.
The calm app is probably the best meditation app I have found. There is a brief introduction to each type of meditation and why it is important. Then a very calming voice guides you through a 9-14 minute meditation.
In my experience, I feel my body completely relax and at ease by the end of the session. My worries are alleviated, even for the brief moment. I find I want to do more self-care or positive actions after meditating. It is a great way to start any day or help you fall asleep at night.
I grew up with the saying “attitude of gratitude”. Bliss is a gratitude journal that logs in what you are thankful for that day. It also has a series of exercises that have been clinically proven to help train your brain to think more positively. From other research, gratitude is one of the strongest tools for manifesting positive outcomes. When we are grateful for what we have, more is attracted to us.
I personally love the exercises this app has compared to others. Additionally, the app saves what you have written so you can look back at when you are feeling less inspired to write. Being grateful each day, has helped me to feel more hopeful in each situation and feel happier overall!
I hope this article helps. Let me know what you do to feel happier and healthier each day. Do you have a secret go to app?