Health & Wellness, Personal Growth

06 Apps | You’ll Love | Personal Development

 Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.

~ Morihei Ueshiba

Every day brings us a new opportunity to explore the beauty of who we were, who we are & the person we meant to be. The incredible potential we hold within. 

Personal Development is a conscious effort we make to develop & grow as an individual by engaging in daily activities. To expand ourselves and unleash our true potential. A process of transforming our dreams into reality and to achieve the future we deserve.

Self-improvement is an integral ingredient to sprinkle into our today for a successful tomorrow. Hence, I am continually on the lookout for effective ways to support me and those around in shaping a positive future.

Apps You will Love :

01. Lumosity ( iOS & Android )

Lumosity is an online program that pairs the cognitive exercises with the gaming experience to improve memory, attention, flexibility, processing speed, and problem-solving skills. 

Lumosity conducted a randomized study on their mind training app, where participants were directed to train 5 days per week for 15 minutes each day. After 10 weeks of practice, Lumosity users showed enhanced working & short term memory, processing rate, and overall cognitive capacity as opposed to the control group.

Physical strength will get you to the start line, and mental strength will get you to the finish line.

As cited, mental well-being is as important as physical health to succeed in the marathon called life, and Lumosity provides a fun and engaging way to train our brains.

Pricing :

Basic membership is free, but you would only get limited games & features. The premium paid options are available for all-access, with a monthly fee of USD 11.95, annually USD 59.95 & two years USD 89.95. 

02. MyFitnessPal ( iOS & Android )

MyFitnessPal is a smartphone app & website that tracks nutrition & activity. 

This app uses gamification to motivate users. To add the nutrient values, users can scan the barcodes of consumed meals or manually find them in the app’s pre-existing database.

MyFitnessPal provides the tools, support and motivation required to succeed to lose weight, tone up, get fit or just get in sync with your eating practices. To have a 360-degree view of your nutrition and fitness.

Pricing :

Basic features are available with free membership. Signing up for the premium unlocks access to additional valuable functionalities. It costs USD 49.99 per year, or USD 9.99 per month if you don’t want to commit to an extended membership.

03. Headspace ( iOS & Android )

Headspace is a brilliant app that offers hundreds of guided meditations & courses on everything from stress to relationships and more, with the goal of mindfulness.

With access to super-short meditations, you can practice anytime, this app is ideal for busy schedules. The other cool feature is the collection of relaxing sounds that promote a truly restful night’s snooze. 

Pricing :

The first two weeks are free, which automatically converts to a yearly payment of USD 69.99 with any time cancel option.

04. ThinkUp ( iOS & Android )

ThinkUp is a leading app that promotes a positive outlook and motive through self-talk and affirmations. 

Our mindset and beliefs have an immense influence on self-confidence, health, success, and joy. Positive affirmations and self-talk are a proven and straightforward method recommended by experts to make our minds work for us.

To overcome the negativity and improve various aspects of your life required to succeed, by changing the way you think.

Pricing :

The free version enables users to record up to three affirmations and use one default background music. The premium paid options are available for all-access, with a monthly fee of USD 7.99, annually 60% off USD 39.95, or lifetime membership for USD 99.99 billed once. 

05. Evernote ( iOS & Android )

Evernote is a powerful tool that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Often used as a productivity tool in the workplace. 

This app allows users to capture, organize, & find information (audio & video) across multiple platforms with the ability to access or upload data to the cloud anytime, anywhere, and from any device.

Pricing :

Basic free subscription allows the users with access to limited features, such as Editing, Organizing & Sharing notes.

Premium & Business memberships enable users with access to add on features with monthly pricing of USD 9.99 and USD 14.99, allowing flexibility to pick the solution that fits your needs.

06. New Gratitude Journal ( iOS & Android )

This app motivates users to pen down things they are grateful for, with a focus on raising the positive vibrations in their lives.

Research has identified, those who are habitually grateful are much happier and more content compared to those who are not. Furthermore, the maintenance of a gratitude diary can assist reduce depressive traits.

As most of us are active gadget users. This app is a particularly useful means to jot down our daily thoughts on the go and comes with a wealth of benefits such as reducing stress & anxiety, building confidence, improving relationships, increasing focus and enhancing self-image.

Pricing :

This app is available for a monthly charge of USD 2.99.

I hope that helps. Comment below if I missed any of your favorite self-help apps for iOS & Android.