And they are NOT what you may think
I really battled with writing this post. Phones, for me, don't really feel like self care. However, sometimes I feel like "I can’t beat ‘em, so I might as well join ‘em". I am on my phone a lot. My day job is a social media manager and it requires a great deal of time on my phone. So I decided to make the best of it and found ways to make my phone work for me.
These apps I’m about to share may surprise you. They aren’t what you may be expecting.
All but one you may already have on your phone, you just need to know how to use them to your advantage.
First is one that I found quite valuable learning to meditate. This one is Headspace. It’s fantastic for beginner lessons and it free. It’s where I learned to meditate and got the confidence to do it on my own.
The next one is the app I use the MOST for self care. I use it every single day. This one is You Tube. See! I told you, you may be surprised! I use this app to meditate. I search meditation music and there are countless results with many hours of soft soothing music. You can also find guided meditations. It’s also great for Yoga classes. My favourite are Yoga with Adrienne.
Next one that is constantly in use, is actually two but they do the same thing. Audible or Cloud Library. These house my self care books. I listen to hundreds of books while I drive, while I clean, while I do dishes, while I walk, and at work when I’ve got mindless tasks to do. Audible is not free, however, cloud library is the app from my library and that is free!
Next one, you’ll never guess! Notes! Yup- just plain ol’ notes. I do my journaling in notes. I don’t have to have anything special. I just type. I love the ease and simplicity. Every entry goes to the top, no scrolling or page turning. It’s also always with me. When I have to write something, to figure something out, my phone is always with me.
This one is the pirates treasure trove of self care- Pinterest. This is where I go to learn about what to do to care for myself. There is more about self care on there than I can even read!
Takeaway: Using what you have, where you already are, before you start spending money, cluttering up your phone and clogging your storage. I love when one thing has multiple uses and when I can use what I already have in a way that really benefits me.
What do you think?
I want to hear what you felt about this post. Were you hoping for something different? How do you feel about promoting a phone for self care? Is it ok to promote it?
I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’d also love to know what apps you use for self care.