Date posted: 15/03/2022

Feeling stuck in a rut? Discover these 5 apps

Do you find it difficult to juggle all the moving parts in your life? Sometimes you need a helping hand, or a handful of apps...

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Setting a healthy routine and good habits that align with your goals can be a difficult undertaking, especially amid a busy schedule of study and extracurricular commitments. But never fear - there are resources all around you designed to ease some of the pressure you may be feeling.

Here are 5 easy-to-use apps to help you manage your life better, allowing you to reduce stress levels and achieve a more balanced lifestyle.

⏳ RescueTime

The fast-paced nature of uni life and the workplace can take its toll, sometimes making us more stressed, less productive and susceptible to burnout. The RescueTime app allows its users to see exactly how their time is spent each day and turn off distractions like social media notifications.

Good time management is a skill most of us secretly hope to perfect, and with an app that monitors your time for you, how could you not become the master of your own time! Tell annoying distractions to quit competing for your attention, and stop wasting countless hours you could be putting to better use. Manage your life better and get more done with the use of this handy app.

💭 MindNode

For the visual learners out there - and those who love a good set of colour coded notes - MindNode is the app for you. This ultimate mind-mapping platform captures your thoughts, organises your ideas, and styles them in a visually pleasing way.

The app allows you to keep track of your tasks, organise structure brainstorms, and communicate your thoughts with stickers and themes. You can even use it to share and print your ideas!

🔓 1Password

If there’s just one life hack app you need to download now, it’s a password-management tool. It’s the ultimate security lifesaver for those of us who just can’t seem to remember all of our (hopefully unique) passwords. The platform provides a safe, secure and intuitive way of managing them.

The app has military-grade encryption, unlimited storage, secure notes, provides data breach alerts, and more. Gone are the days of writing your passwords on scraps of paper or trying to commit them to memory… A password manager is the ultimate life hack.

🌳 Flora - Green Focus

Do you ever have trouble focusing? Does your mind tend to wander after an extended period of time of sitting still? Flora is a motivational app designed to help users stay focused and be present when completing a task.

Whenever you want to stay focused you open the app and plant a (virtual) seed in a garden. That tree then grows while you work uninterrupted. However, if you cannot resist distractions and start to browse other websites outside of the app, your tree will wither away. You have to stay focused to keep your tree alive! The app creates a sense of achievement through an environment of self-motivation. We certainly don’t want to see your tree wither away. Do you?

🧘 Insight timer

Do you ever experience some stress or anxiety surrounding study, your workload or other commitments? Consider using a meditation app to help boost your inner zen. Insight Timer provides plenty of different options to suit any and all moods you may be experiencing.

The library sports more than 80,000 free guided sessions that tap into every emotion, relaxing music tracks, inspirational pep talks and even a section just for kids to help you stay mindful and carve out some personal time for yourself.

If you’re feeling stuck in a rut or unable to juggle all the different parts of your life successfully, making small changes to the way you manage things can make a real difference. These apps are a great place to start optimising your life.

So, what are you waiting for? Select the ones that will be the most valuable to you, and begin life hacking now!

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