Using Apps to Drastically Change Your Everyday Routines

Using Apps to Drastically Change Your Everyday Routines

It’s likely fair to say that everyone, at some point or another, finds themselves caught up in certain routines and patterns of behaviour that are ultimately detrimental and need to be changed.

Maybe you’ve found that you’re spending a huge portion of your time playing video games, and feel that this is keeping you from attending to more important duties. Or maybe you’re not keeping on top of a personal priority or pastime of yours that you find deeply meaningful.

Today, one of the major technologies that we all tend to use for managing aspects of our lives, are apps on our smart devices, whether in the form of things like apps for hearing aids, or popular entertainment and social media apps.

Here are a few tips for using apps to drastically change your everyday routines, in particular.

Use fitness apps to begin a consistent workout routine

It’s well understood that getting into a sedentary daily routine is one of the worst things you can do not only for your health, but also for your overall sense of wellbeing, on a daily basis.

On the contrary, becoming more physically active — both in terms of moving around more during the day and in terms of establishing a consistent workout routine — can powerfully improve mood, energy levels, and overall health.

Establishing a consistent fitness routine tends to be easier said than done, but there are many fitness apps out there today that use “gamification” features to help make beginning and sticking with a fitness routine much more engaging and manageable.

Use a habit tracker app to keep you on point and motivated

The habits that we allow ourselves to fall into have the potential to lead us towards greater overall success and wellbeing, and healthier and happier relationships, or to lead us into misery, wasted time and opportunities, and a sense of ongoing pessimism.

Ensuring that you take steps to establish the right kind of habits can go a long way when it comes to not only shaping your everyday routines as a whole, but also when it comes to enhancing your quality of life.

Using a good, motivational, and straightforward habit tracker app to stay motivated and on point is a great idea to consider.

Use sleep and wind-down apps to help you to rest and reset

Getting adequate sleep, and properly “resting and resetting” after work and the more stressful aspects of everyday life, can have profound benefits.

Fundamentally, a lot of how we all structure our routines tends to be connected to questions like “when and how much do we sleep?” And “when and how effectively do we change gears between different tasks and areas of focus?”

Meditation apps, sleep story apps, and even things like audiobook apps, can also help you to rest and unwind after you’ve completed your work for the day — which can then help you to experience a clear sense of rejuvenation as a result.

Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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