5 Apps to Help You Achieve a More Balanced Life – TechEconomy Nigeria
In a world that seems to be filled with stressful news, the only thing you can control is your reaction to what is happening around you.
Here are 5 apps that will help you calmly navigate your way through the hustle and bustle each day brings.
1. Meditation and mindfulness
Ranked as one of the best meditation and mindfulness apps on the market, Headspace will bring calm into your busy life, with hundreds of meditations of varying lengths to choose from in its extensive library.
Perfect for beginners, the app has handy features like being able to set reminders, track your progress and download sessions to experience offline.
Benefits also include sleep tosses to induce restful sleep, soothing music playlists and kid-friendly content. Other good choices are Calm, which aims to lower anxiety and increase calmness, and Waking Up by Sam Harris, which offers guided meditation and mindfulness techniques for a calmer mindset.
2. Manage family tasks
Has the rubbish been put out and the children’s toys picked up? It’s many a working mother’s endless and stressful struggle to keep track of who has (or hasn’t!) done their chores. OurHome offers an easy way to coordinate chores, and make doing it a game.
The app allows family members to create to-do lists and assign tasks to each other, such as wiping counters or setting the table, with a notepad that allows comments to be added.
Adults can give points for tasks, and children can exchange these points for rewards such as pizza or an extra hour of play.
Suddenly, doing the dishes becomes meaningful, and the children are encouraged to help the family home hum with joy.
3. Create more time for you
We all know how nice it feels to walk into a spotlessly clean house, but if your home looks messy because you don’t have the time or energy to maintain it, it can leave you feeling more frustrated than calm.
Take the burden of tackling household chores off your shoulders by hiring help through the new SweepSouth cleaning services app.
This app is quick and easy to use and allows you to hire a reliable, trustworthy and professional domestic helper to come in for a few hours to clean your home, so you can take a break and relax, spend time getting things done you love.
And, says SweepSouth Country Manager Awazi Angbalaga, by placing an order through the app, you create direct employment opportunities at a time when many domestic workers are struggling to find work.
4. Stay focused in a busy environment
After working from home for so long, the distractions of a busy office space can feel stressful when you return to work.
To help you focus, A Soft Murmur offers a simple but 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 soft patter of rain or the simple sweep of the wind, each softly soothing, and overlay them for a hypnotically comforting effect.
5. Keep the kids entertained
For those moments when you need to entertain the kids for a little while, YouTube Kids comes to the rescue.
This easy-to-use app lets you control what content your kids watch. 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 appropriate 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 need 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 today.
Use every bit of help available to you so that every now and then you can stop and slow down.