The 6 Best Apps to Download if you Want to Live your Best Life

Between work, school, homework, chores, and seeing friends, it is not always possible to be the best version of ourselves. We all wish we could sleep a little better, exercise a little more, and try not steal our younger sibling’s Halloween candy and eat it in one sitting under the cloak of night. Well thankfully, there’s an app for that…for all of that. After some painstaking research (think: trying out a bunch of cool apps), here are some awesome and affordable phone apps to help you live your best life!

 

1. If you want to be a little more mindful…

The App: Calm
The Price: Free
Calm is an app focused on mindfulness and meditation — both of which will help you centre yourself and help you work towards a stress-free life. This app offers guided meditation sessions available in varying lengths, covering topics such as calming anxiety, deep sleep and even working on non-judgement and forgiveness. It’s a great all around app for those trying to reach inner peace and avoid yelling at the Starbucks barista for no reason.

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2. If you want some organization in your life…

The App: Evernote
The Price: Free
Evernote is, as its name suggests, focuses on one particular thing and does it really, really well – note taking! From quick Post-it-style reminders to lengthy research, graphs and presentation material, this exceptionally clean, sleek app is a must-have companion. Evernote also has features that facilitate collaboration, so you can buddy up and share notes with a friend.

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3. If you want de-stress-cercise…

The App: Carrot Rewards
The Price: Free
Carrot Rewards is an app that threatens, inspires, ridicules, and bribes you — whatever it takes — to get you moving. And who doesn’t love a good bribe or bit of ridicule to help achieve fitness goals? This app is a wonderful motivator that features a “7 minutes in hell” workout that will require you to do 30 seconds of 12 punishing exercises, and will berate you if you don’t.

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4. If you want to stay calm but also Nama-slay at Yoga…

The App: Pocket Yoga
The Price: 2.99
Pocket Yoga’s vocal and visual instructions will take you through each pose, including your breathing. It even lets you integrate your own music if you don’t like their default tracks. This app is extremely customizable and will fit the lifestyle for app user – whether you’re a beginner or master Yogi! You can study the correct body positions from their library of 200 illustrated poses and select one of 27 programs to fit your experience level. The app tracks your practices and how many calories you’ve burned, so you can follow your progress easily!

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5. If you want to eat a little better…

The App: Diets Suck
The Price: Free
If you want to make healthy changes for your lifestyle, but changing everything at once seems overwhelming, this is the app for you! “Diets Suck” encourages small, simple changes to your diet by delivering reminders and achievable goals to help build healthy habits like drinking a glass of water each lunchtime, or eating a doctor-repelling apple a day. 

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6. If you want to drift off into Dreamland with ease…

The App: Sleep Better
The Price: Free
Sleep Better tracks everything about your day-to-day life to help you, well, sleep better! It tracks your sleep duration, cycle and efficiency, and it combines that information with information about your waking hours. You can use it to enter daily habits such as alcohol or caffeine consumption, before figuring out where the connections are. You can learn a lot about what works best for you!

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Do you have a favourite app for healthy living? Leave it in the comment below! Until then, we will be trying out all these awesome apps for ourselves and living our best lives! 

 

Happy Apping,
The Phoenix Pham

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