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Best Apps

Behavior Apps

Reducing stress, eating healthy foods, exercising are all important activities to help you live a long healthy life.  Below are the 10 of the best behavior apps.

Get Moving


Get off the couch and start moving with Couch to 5K  and in nine weeks you will be ready for your first 5k race.  Sworkit provides you with exercise options for all levels.  Don’t have time?  Try the 7 Minute Workout Challenge. Your heart will surely get pumping.

Eat Well


Fooducate is a weight loss and healthy eating app that can keep you on track. Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal

Boost Your Mood & Destress


Happify provides game-based activities to reduce stress.  Breathe2Relax offers exercises on diaphragmatic breathing.

Wind Down and Sleep


Cleveland Clink Stress Free offers 11 guided meditations which are all free. Sleep Genius offers a soothing music to wind down for a nap or to go to sleep. Headspace is a meditation app

Best Productivity Apps

Here are 10 of the best productivity apps to keep you focused, motivated and on task throughout your day.

Stay Focused

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Start off with the One Big Thing which will help stay focused on your most important and urgent task for the day. What is that one big thing you need to do?

Using the Pomodoro technique of short bursts of focused activity, FocusList can you keep you on track;  FocusON for android users.

For those who like a community, not only helps you stay focused but encourages you to build better habits.

Time and Calendar Tracking

Time Wasting

If you feel like time is slipping away and you want to know how you are spending your time, try HoursTracker or Hours.  

Get Organized Apps


Todoist  helps you organize and prioritize your tasks and projects across both iOS and Android platforms. Wunderlist is another app which allows helps you manage your tasks and priorities and has a smooth integration with iCal, Google Calendar, and Outlook. A simple interface Any.Do is another app that helps keep your projects and task organized throughout your day.

If you feel like you have files everywhere, try Evernote. I love this app. It truly is the place to put all your downloads, notes and related information in one location.

I would love to hear your productivity apps and what works for you! Please share anything that might be helpful to others.

Mindfulness Apps


Meditation and mindfulness are tools that can help you navigate the stress of life.  Backed by research, taking time to pause, breathe, and cultivate a relaxation response has been shown to reduce stress-induced hormones and can positively impact your health and improve your well-being.  Why not give it a try?

Top 5 mediation apps:  

( The links are for iOS and I may receive a small amount for the referral which helps support this blog)

  1. Headspace.   Started by a Buddhist monk from the UK, Headspace strives to offer practical meditation and mindfulness tools while supporting research to validate the benefits of this type of practice.
  2. Smiling Mind.  Developed by a leading Australian not-for-profit, Smiling Mind provides children and adults with mindfulness tools.  With just 10 minutes anyone can start to build a mindful habit.
  3. Buddify  Created in the UK, this app triggers a mindfulness anywhere in an urban setting.
  4. iMindfulness  Offering Swedish, Norwegian and English options, this app is for both beginners and experienced meditation practitioners.
  5. Mindfulness Daily developed by a stressed-out CEO, he created an app that helps you build mindfulness practice in just a few minutes each day.



Free Resources

There are other thought leaders in the field of mindfulness that offer free meditation resources.

1. Kristin Neff is a well-known researcher on the topic of self-compassion.  Here are free meditation exercises you can download.

2.  Jack Kornfield is a trained Buddhist monk and has taught meditation since 1974.  He offers some audio and video mindful mediations.

3. The world-renown Cleveland Clinic offers ways for you to reduce your stress with seven different relaxation exercises on their free app,

4. UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Center provides short guided meditation and body scan recordings in both Spanish and English.

5. UC San Diego Health has 42 guided audio meditations from 6 minutes to 45 minutes.


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