Self-care and maintaining your overall wellbeing should be your first priority. Taking time for yourself and self-care is not selfish, but quite the opposite! Being kind to others starts with being kind to yourself, and being kind to yourself starts with self-care.

 

If you feel ‘burnout’ setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.” – Dalai Lama

 

There are so many apps out there, but below is a list of our favorites self-care apps that we think help bring more kindness to our minds, bodies, and people around us. Read through the descriptions and see which one seems like it may be a good fit for your personal needs. If you don’t like it, try another one. We hope you find a few you enjoy!

 

 

Headspace: Meditation & Sleep 

Stress less & relaxing sounds

Free – Offers In-App Purchases

“Get happy. Stress less. Sleep soundly. Headspace is your guide to everyday mindfulness in just a few minutes a day. Choose from hundreds of guided meditations on everything from managing stress and anxiety to sleep, productivity, exercise, and physical health — including short SOS meditations for when you’re on the go. And to help you find some space during tough times, Headspace is here for you with the new Weathering the storm pack.” Link to site here: https://www.headspace.com/how-it-works

 

 

Calm

Meditation and Sleep Stories

Free – Offers In-App Purchases

“Calm is a great app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation. Join the millions experiencing better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety with our guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music. Calm is recommended by top psychologists, therapists, and mental health experts.” Link to site here: https://www.calm.com/

 

 

Grateful: A Gratitude Journal

Focus on what truly matters

Free – Offers In-App Purchases

“According to researchers at the Harvard Medical School, “Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.” Grateful was created to make expressing gratitude in your life both easy and fun, as well as to remind you, during those down moments, of the many blessings in your life (that you’ve documented in Grateful).” Link to site here: http://treebetty.com/apps/app-detail/grateful#.Xuo3QJPYqIY

 

 

Shine: Calm Anxiety & Stress

Meditation & motivation

Free – Offers In-App Purchases

“The Shine app is your support system for daily stress and anxiety. Learn a new self-care strategy every day, get support from a diverse community, and explore an audio library of over 500+ original meditations, bedtime stories, and ambient music to help you shift your mindset or mood. Join millions of people who experience lower stress and anxiety after using Shine.” Link to site here: https://join.shinetext.com/

 

 

Happify: for Stress & Worry

Activities, Games & Meditation

Free – Offers In-App Purchases

“Happify’s science-based activities and games can help you overcome negative thoughts, stress, and life’s challenges. Our techniques are developed by leading scientists and experts who’ve been studying evidence-based interventions in the fields of positive psychology, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy for decades. 86% of people who use Happify regularly report feeling better about their lives in 2 months!” Link to site here: https://www.happify.com/

 

 

MyPossibleSelf: Mental Health

Clinically proven self-help

Free – Offers In-App Purchases

“The Mental Health App that uses clinically proven content to reduce stress, anxiety and low mood in 8 weeks. Track your mood every day with our FREE Mood Tracker. Understand what signs and symptoms to look out for. Discover practical steps to look after your own mental health. Enjoy our Building Happiness and Wellbeing module for FREE when you download the app – all other modules are accessible through a monthly subscription.” Link to site here: https://www.mypossibleself.com/

 

 

Fabulous – Daily Self Care

Goal Planner & Tracker

Free – Offers In-App Purchases

“Join millions of Fabulous users and create a healthier, happier life. Fabulous will help increase your energy levels, be more focused, lose weight and sleep better by building healthy habits and routines in your life. Fabulous takes a holistic approach to motivate you to be more productive and have higher energy. We’re more than just a habit tracker, or a way to create new rituals; we’re your own personal coach and happiness trainer.” Link to site here: https://www.mypossibleself.com/

 

 

Strides: Goal & Habit Tracker

Track Habits + SMART Goals

Free – Offers In-App Purchases

“Track all your Goals & Habits in one flexible app. With Strides you can track anything – good or bad habits and SMART goals – with reminders to hold you accountable and charts to keep you motivated. Recommended in The New York Times, Strides has been called “the most comprehensive, user-friendly, beautifully designed goal tracking app available.” Imagine having all of your most important habits, routines and goals together in one simple to do list. Now you can. :)” Link to site here: https://www.stridesapp.com/

 

 

MyFitnessPal

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker

Free – Offers In-App Purchases

“Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, get healthy, change your habits, or start a new diet, you’ll love MyFitnessPal. Consumer Reports #1 rated diet. PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Selection. #1 Health and Fitness app for 4 years straight. Also featured in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, USA Today, Family Circle, Marie Claire, NBC, CNET, Shape, the Today Show and more. See for yourself why MyFitnessPal is the world’s most popular health and fitness app.” Link to site here: https://www.stridesapp.com/

 

 

 

Wakefern Sponsored Apps

To support your mental well-being – during both the night and day – we invite you to access these digital programs for the next 12 months, at no cost to you if you sign up before June 30, 2020.

 

Sleepio

If your racing mind stops you from falling asleep or wakes you during the night, Sleepio can help. Sleepio is a science-backed, online program that teaches you behavioral techniques to get to the root of stubborn sleep.

To redeem your complimentary 12-month access to Sleepio, complete these instructions on a computer or smart phone web browser before June 30th.

  1. Please visit sleepio.com/access
  2. On the first page, please click Start Sleepio.
  3. After completing the short sleep survey and creating your login credentials, you’ll receive your Sleep Score. You’re welcome to use your email address associated with your Daylight account, if you have one.
  4. On your Sleep Score page, please continue to complete your in-depth sleep test by clicking Personalize Sleepio.
  5. After completing your in-depth sleep assessment, you’ll be directed to your first session with the Prof, your guide throughout the course. At this point, you’re welcome to stop and return to your first session when you’re ready.

 

To continue with your program, you can access Sleepio through a computer web browser or by downloading the Sleepio app to your iOS device (not available through Google Play).

 

Daylight

If you feel constantly worried or find it hard to concentrate during the day, Daylight can help.

Daylight is a science-backed app that teaches you ways to manage stress and the negative emotions in your life.

To redeem your complimentary 12-month access to Daylight, complete these instructions on a computer or smart phone web browser with available headphones or speakers before June 30th.

  1. Please visit trydaylight.com/access.
  2. Next, please click Let’s get started and Continue.
  3. After completing the short survey, Daylight will build your results and guide you through an introduction to your program. At this point, you’ll need to make sure you have working speakers or headphones. Please click Continue.
  4. After completing your program orientation, you’ll be redirected to a screen with two cards. Please click Create Account to continue creating your login credentials. You’re welcome to use your email address associated with your Sleepio account, if you have one.
  5. After entering your information, please click Sign Up. At this point, please wait for the page to load completely for your information to sync properly with the
    system.

 

To continue with your program, please download the Daylight app to your smart phone. Once you have completed your sign-up process, Daylight can only be accessed via the Daylight app on iOS or Google Play.