Headspace is an app that helps you incorporate guided meditations and mindfulness practices in your day to day life. I absolutely love this app because it’s helped me understand and handle the stressful situations that come up and has drastically changed the way I think each day. Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and sleep better. These are ALL things we want as veterinary students, right? The thing I love about this app is that it makes meditation simple and fun by teaching mindfulness skills in just a few minutes each day. This app is tailored to your personal needs and you can pick different areas to focus on from the Headspace library. I’ve had the app for over a year now and I recommend it to everyone. I absolutely LOVE the
There’re many apps out there to track your mood and I’d highly recommend finding one you like. This may sound silly, but it’s important to be aware of how you’re feeling every day. I went through a period where I struggled with depression, anxiety, loneliness, etc. and every time I brought up these feelings and emotions to the psychologist, she’d ask me what brought on those feelings. I could never pinpoint it at the time so she suggested that I track my moods so we could see why I was feeling this way. This helped me bring more awareness to the situations, people, things that were impacting my mood both negatively and positively!
Out of all these apps this one may be the one that you want to roll your eyes about but I’m telling you that you’re most likely not drinking enough water to properly hydrate your body so it can function at its full capacity. We all know that water is vital to our survival, but it also makes a difference on how your body functions daily. I’ve been using a water tracking app to make sure I’m staying hydrated. These apps help calculate the amount of water you should be intaking each day and reminding you to accomplish these goals. Since using this app, I’ve seen overall improvement in my energy levels and my skin has cleared up a lot too!