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The 5 Apps We Can’t Stop Talking About

discover more mindfulness throughout your day with these simple apps
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Headspace Meditation App and other apps we can't stop talking about on Waiting on Martha

I LOVE discovering helpful, new apps.  I mean there’s literally an app for everything; they’re not just limited to social media and online banking anymore.  And both MKR and I have been raving about several new-to-us iPhone apps lately, and we honestly now can’t imagine life without them. 

These apps I’m sharing below, including the Headspace meditation app and the MyFlo period tracker, are definitely technology for GOOD, and they’re improving our day-to-day routines with more mindfulness and intention. 

When we started The Well Code, our sister wellness brand, we wanted to tap into the feeling of “keeping your well full.”  These apps I list below all help us do that, whether it’s through yoga on-the-go, a few minutes of meditation and more understanding of our health and our own bodies.

I’m really excited to share these new finds with all of you in hopes that you’ll enjoy the simple benefits of them throughout your day, too.  I’d love to know if you use any of them, or which ones you’re downloading today!  And if you’re on a downloading spree, check out these apps too.  Cheers, Kat

P.S.  MKR and I have both reformatted our apps on the phone by categorizing them and putting them into folders.  We’ve found that this has been a real game-changer in keeping us streamlined when we pick up our phones!  This way we don’t get as distracted or inundated with the ever-growing ability to access just about everything at the touch of a button. xo

Headspace

A popular meditation app

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Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple, and both MKR and I swear by it. Headspace is the go-to app for making meditation simple.  The voice is absolutely amazing (he’s Australian I think?) and the messaging is extremely relevant and helpful in introducing more mindfulness in just a few minutes each day. Highly, highly recommend this app! 

Relax Melodies

A free app for music to focus, meditate and relax

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This one’s pretty simple and straight forward, but one not to be missed.  Sometimes you just need some relaxing melodies without all the fuss.

I find myself needing soothing background music and white noise a lot of times throughout my day if I’m trying to meet a deadline, taking a few moments to meditate and breathe, and of course when I’m falling asleep at night.  This app is one of my favorites, and it’s free! 

MyFlo

A period tracker & fertility app

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I’ve been really fascinated with hormone health lately, as I’ve been learning how much our hormones affect our energy levels, our metabolism, our moods, and really just overall health.  After reading this post and this post, I was ready to give MyFlo a try.

This period tracker and fertility app tells you what to do to be symptom-free and feel 100% all month long.  You can learn why you have specific symptoms during each of the four phases of your cycle, and what actions to take to fix them, like workouts to do, conversations to have, foods to eat, and simple self care reminders.  This app has changed my life! 

YogaGlo

An online yoga & meditation app

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With more than 4,000 classes, this easy app helps you practice mindfulness on-the-go wherever you are.  At $18/mo and a 15-day free trial, it’s cheaper than one class at most studios, too.  MKR uses this app to take classes throughout her week, and loves that they can be as short as 5 minutes and as long as 120 minutes. The app syncs to all of your devices too, in case you want to toggle between iPhone, iPad and laptop. 

Beddi

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MKR can’t stop hyping this app and I really just need to download it now.  It boasts mood lighting with a sunrise simulation, which is HUGE this time of year as it starts to get darker in the mornings. It also features real-time traffic alerts, seamless Spotify integration to get you going with your favorite playlist, USB charging and more.  

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  • Kat, thanks for sharing these apps! You mentioned that you’ve recently reorganized your apps, and I would love to see how you’ve grouped them. I’m always looking for new and creative ways to streamline both the functionality and visual appearance of my app layout. Thanks!

  • Kat Neunaber / 10.10.2017

    Hey Molly! I’ve found the most luck with categorizing them like this: Social Media, Morning/Night Routine (meditation apps, sound machine, etc.), Money (all banking, Venmo, Splitwise, Learnvest), Health (MyFlo, iHealth, etc.), Work (Asana, RewardStyle, Mailchimp, Email), Workout (ClassPass, Sweat, etc.) and then I leave Waze, Camera, Calculator and those immediate necessary ones front and center. I really like having Morning/Night Routine separate from Social because it helps encourage me to stay within those apps as I start and end my day, instead of getting sucked into Instagram. Hope this helps! xoxo

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