May is Mental Health Awareness Month and there is still a lot of work left to do to eliminate the mental health stigma. After all, mental health is just as important as physical health so it’s about time we gave mental health the attention it deserves.
A great way to normalize mental health is to start with ourselves. We need to feel comfortable and in tune with our own mental states before we can expect to see change elsewhere. Taking care of our mental health and listening to our minds the way we take care and listen to our bodies is one of the first steps to raising awareness for mental health.
Here are 5 awesome mindfulness apps that will help you check-in and monitor your mental health.
Headspace is one of the first mindfulness and meditation apps people reach for when they want to learn how to start a meditation practice. Loved by celebrities like Emma Watson, this app offers meditation series that addresses topics like anxiety, stress, sleep, and physical exercise.
Moodfit is an app designed to improve your mental health fitness. It can help you navigate your feelings by tracking your mood to better understand what factors affect your feelings such as sleep, food, medication, and exercise. Based on a questionnaire you fill out and how you’re feeling, the app will suggest tips and new skills for you to try.
This award-winning mindfulness app features calming exercises, breathing techniques, and sleep stories narrated by celebrities like Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba. Calm also offers guided meditations focusing on a variety of topics and even includes walking meditations.
Fabulous is a self-care app that gives you the motivation and education you need to feel good about yourself and tackle your goals. It helps you break bad habits and replace them with healthier ones. Fabulous will help you prioritize self-care. And what’s better for mental health than a good self-care routine?
Journaling can be a great tool to manage your mental health. By writing down your thoughts and feelings you can monitor your mental health to reflect and see patterns in your moods. Practice mindfulness and improve your mood with this intelligent journal driven by artificial intelligence. Reflectly uses positive psychology, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy and gives you the tools you need to manage stress, anxiety, and depression with personalized feedback based on your journal entries.
Bonus App: PerSus
Being mindful doesn’t stop with our thoughts. It’s important to be mindful of other people or the environment, for example. If living sustainably is one of your goals, but the thought of where to start overwhelms you, give the PerSus app a try. There are fun challenges and suggestions to get you living more sustainably. Personal sustainability doesn’t have to be stressful or take a toll on your mental health. Download the app and let PerSus guide you on your journey!