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Self-Care Apps


Written by Marisa Seager

 Self-care using a mobile app? Yes, you read that right. Here’s a list that I’ve compiled of some of my favorite self-care apps that I have used and that I plan to use:

Clearful Journal & Self-Growth 

Clearful is a digital journal that allows you to explore your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. Studies have shown that journaling can help you to have more clarity about your life and thoughts, accept where you are in your life at a given time, and help you discover and/or take control of where you want to go next. 

365 & Me: Diary 

365 & me is another journaling app but this one is a lot simpler and different. Every day you will be asked a single question to help you reflect about your life. These answers are the valuable record of valuable thoughts and memories that you have. Because you get asked the same question every year, you will be able to look back and see how you have grown and changed. 


Stoic goes beyond journaling to help you live a happier and more tranquil life. Users will receive motivation and wisdom on home screen widgets, get personalized insights on what influences their mood and fulfillment, prepare for the day, reflect on actions, and use exercises to face strong negative emotions. Not to mention, there is also a guided journal aspect as well. 

Calm: Sleep & Meditation 

Thanks to Harry Styles, I am almost positive that all of you have heard of Calm by now. This app is designed to help you sleep more, stress less, and live better by teaching the life-changing skill of meditation, sleep stories to help one fall asleep, music to help one relax, and provided masterclasses taught by world-renowned experts.

Motivation – Daily quotes 

Motivation is simply just reminders to think positive, which we could all use at times. One can get daily quotes for positive thinking, add widgets, and find topics for any situation like hard times, work and productivity, and relationships.

While I have not tried every single one of these apps, I do think that all of them are worth a try if you could use some positivity or journaling as an outlet.