I have witnessed countless acts of kindness throughout this difficult time including wonderful trainers and gyms offering ways for us to keep physically active and motivated while staying home.
But along with taking care of our physical needs we must also nourish our mental self.
There are many strategies that we can employ. One arena to play in are the many apps that have been developed for just this purpose.
There really are so many terrific apps available to help us strengthen and maintain our mental health but I want to highlight 3 that I use personally.
Developed by Anxiety Canada, Mind Shift is an app that is designed to help you cope with mild to moderate anxiety aiming to change how you think about anxiety.
It is based on proven scientific strategies helping you to engage in healthy thinking. You check in each day to track your anxiety and work with tools in the app.
This is a free app.
In 2017 Calm was named iPhone App of the Year. Calm is a wonderful app for everyone including those experiencing stress and anxiety. The App offers daily Calm sessions and guides you through meditations, sleep stories and breathing programs.
There is a free version and a paid version.
𝗚𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲 𝗛𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗝𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹
Daily recording of gratitude has been shown to increase happiness and improve mood.
As the Gratitude Happiness Journal app description states:
the app was built out of a personal need to cope with anxiety & depression
This app offers unlimited journal entries and affirmations.
There is a Pro version but I have been using the free one and I love it!
Ashwagandha Milk Tea
(I have published this recipe before and have had many positive feedbacks from it)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp Ashwagandha Powder
- 1 date
- 10 Goji Berries
- 4-5 cardamom buds
- Add milk, water, Ashwagandha powder, date and Goji Berries to a small saucepan and bring to a boil
- Once reduced to about half strain in to a teacup, add cardamon buds and enjoy!