The older I get, the more I value peace of mind. It is so easy to become anxious, worried and overwhelmed. Preserving your peace should be a top priority.
Even though there are many blessings to be grateful for, at times the smallest setback can take an emotional toll. Personally, I’ve experienced anxiety from past mistakes, current everyday life stress, family and friend drama, relationships, not having a million dollars, worrying about my hair, trying to lose weight, worrying about my hair some more. Chile, the list goes on. All while trying to keep it cute for the Gram. 💁🏽💅🏽
I would be lying if I said my life is perfect, but one thing I don’t ever want to do is wallow in self-pity. Or entertain negative, self-defeating thoughts that constantly try to creep in my mind. Or run in circles of confusion and drain my support system with my issues.
It is my personal responsibility to take care of me.
Here are three mobile apps that have totally keep me at peace and working toward being the best me!
Why this works:
Fitbit has created an awesome community of users. It helps to keep me motivated and working toward my goals of a healthier lifestyle. I am addicted to tracking my journey. I can set goals and focus on staying on track with my personal progress. And the weekly challenges are great. The app also helps me find peace because it gives me a sense of control. I can monitor how many steps I choose to take in a day and see if I want to push myself even further. Having a visual representation of control over my goals and my body is perfect for helping to maintain peace.
Why this works
Mojo is a gratitude app, and I Love it. I have been using it for a couple of years now. Only recently have I used the app more habitually. Writing what you’re grateful for is the key to peace. If you’ve ever dealt depression, you can understand the need to stay focused on all things positive. I once read that depression and gratitude can’t live in the same place. So this app is perfect for listing all the reasons you’re grateful. This app is 3.99, and I chose to pay for the application because it was free at first, but after an update, it transferred to a paid app ( bummer). It had all my archived entries, and I didn’t want to lose those. There are other free gratitude apps, however.
The God Box
Why this works
The God Box is my new favorite application. In the day of texting and typing, I found myself slipping out of the way I use to pray. Which made me feel like I lost a bit of sincerity in what I was asking for. The God Box has changed that for me. It is a pray journal in the form of little notes. It’s like I am texting God. Your final note is placed in a “God Box.” That mental image gives me a sense of relief. Like I’m putting an issue in a comment or suggestion box. And although I am not quite sure when someone [God] will get to my comment. I can rest easy knowing its there, and in [his] time it will be addressed. For me, that’s #Peace