Welcome again to my corner of the interwebs where I share about life – living the best life that you can afford! You can call me Viv or TheAlaroro; whichever one works, I’ll answer!
2018 has been progressing positively for me – Hallelujah, praise the Lord! – and I do admit that there are certain “helpers” that I’ve had so far. These helpers come in the form of people, things, events etc, but today I want to talk about 4 apps that I’ve been totally enjoying this year!
Let’s get right into it!
- Abide (Android, iOS) – If you know me, I’ve battled with regular meditation without scriptural backing in the past (because I believe meditation opens your spirit up to absorb and what better thing to absorb than The Word). I was diagnosed with Anxiety last year and I decided to start a Bible Plan on YouVersion that led me to Abide. Abide is a Bible-based meditation app that is personalized to suit you after a quick questionnaire. Each day you get to meditate on a scripture for 2,5,10 or 15 minutes, Journal and Go Deeper into the issues you identified in the questionnaire and how to solve them! I don’t want you to just take my word for it, download the app and enjoy the 2 week Trial Version! The full meditation experience cost $4.99 a month and I absolutely think it is worth it. In true alaroro fashion, you can continue with the free plan – even if you only get 2 minutes of guided meditation daily. 2 minutes is better than nothing, right? You can also enjoy the peaceful background sounds when you’re working.
- Grid Diary – So, have you ever had trouble writing consistently in your journal/diary. I mean, your 8th entry looks something like this: “Dear Diary, I ate Eba & Veg with 2 pieces of meat today. Wow. I’m such a foodie”. Lmao. Just kidding. There’s nothing wrong with that, however to get more out of your daily reviews/journal entries, Grid Diary is absolutely for you! Grid Diary offers you eight pre-programmed questions in a 2×4 grid daily. These questions help you think through your day and provide you with prompts to review every single day. The eight questions are adjustable to suit you, your lifestyle and the things you hold dear. This app is totally free and there’s nothing more fun than reviewing your past week and seeing your daily thoughts! I enjoy it.
- Audible – I read. If I could get paid for reading and reading, I’d be richer for sure. There are times that holding a book to my face is not even remotely realistic – when I’m (not) doing chores, eating, or carrying out regular menial tasks. How do I get the most out of my time these days? Audible. As the name implies, audible is an audiobook platform by Amazon that enables you buy and listen to books on the go. Books can be downloaded to your device or streamed via Cloud – your choice. The only problem? Audible is not free o! $14.95 for 1 book a month and 30% off other audio books may not be a realistic expense for you. If you can afford it, go for it! You do get one month trial though. How about that? With my Audible Free Trial, I am currently listening to How To Be Everything by Emilie Wapnick.
- Fit Brains – You want to be faster, smarter and still enjoy fun games – you should totally try FitBrains. FitBrains is a Brain Training app designed by neuroscientists to help you have fun while you exercise your brain. The games range from Focus, Speed, Logic, Language and Visual-Spatial games. You do a quick test and also answer questions on what you want to achieve. There’s a paid version and a free version, but I believe the free version works just fine! If you want to go deeper, pay for it.
There you have it folks! I’m meditating better, journaling more effectively, listening to books and exercising my brain! Whew. Thank God for apps and app developers! I am able to do more with my phone and not get worried that I’m being sucked into an endless social media dark hole (story for another day).
Feel free to check out Abide – Meditation App, Grid Diary, Audible and Fit Brains on your App Store today.
Which apps are you enjoying? Share with me in the comments.
Love and Light always,