Now that we are forced to socialize significantly less than before, busy workdays tend to be even more stressful and exhausting. However, digital solutions and innovative technologies continue to simplify our realities. Here is a list of free apps that are bound to ensure you stay healthy, productive and capable of truly seizing the day:
1. Micro Breaks (Google Chrome extension)
Awareness is an extention of Google Chrome that counts the amount of time you spend on your computer. It allows you to set a timer for as long as you like and it will let you know instantly that it is time to take a break. This is a great way to protect your mind and eyes from overload and become more efficient and productive while you actually do your work.
2. Stretch Reminder (Google Chrome extension)
Busy work schedule and motionlessness are the greatest nemesis of our health. Moves, however, is an extention that tracks and maps out your minimum daily activity. It is a great way to remind yourself to get up and move around. Most importantly, you may set breaktime and intervals on your own, without having to exit the extention.
3. Daily Water Tracker Reminder (IOS, Android)
We are all aware of the fact that staying hydrated is key to our health, but not many manage to control sufficient water intake. Daily Water Tracker Reminder allows you to set a goal for the amount of water you would like to drink, and the app will automatically set intervals to remind you when to hydrate—like right now.
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Engross is a productivity app, inspired by Francesco Cirillo’s signature Pomodoro method. The app allows you to set the timer both for your work and leisure and manage your to-do lists.
5. My life (IOS, Android)
The undeniably fast pace of modern life and the stress that follows affect our mental health immensely. If you are anxious, sleepless or frustrated, My Life is an amazing app with customized solutions and exercises.