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Digital Tools to Help My Mental Health Journey

How I'm Using My Digital Tools to Help Me Cope With My Mental Health Journey

Mental health is a challenging journey for everyone. It can be even more difficult when you’re trying to juggle work, family, and other responsibilities all while managing your mental health. Fortunately, digital tools are making it easier for people to cope with their mental health challenges. Many people don’t understand what a “digital tool” is or why it would be useful in helping someone cope with their mental health challenges. Digital tools are basically any software application that you can use on your computer or mobile device to help achieve some goal or improve your life in some way. In the case of coping with mental health challenges, there are many great digital tools available that can make your life just a little bit easier.

Journaling

Journaling is one of the most popular forms of self-care, and for good reason. Journaling allows you to unload any emotions or thoughts you’re experiencing in a way that allows you to take control of your emotions and release any stress or anxiety. Journaling has also been shown to improve your overall mental and emotional health by increasing your self-awareness, gratitude, and happiness. There are many different journaling apps out there, but the most important thing is to choose the app that works best for you. In terms of features, there are three main types of journaling apps: basic, hybrid, and gamified. Basic journaling apps let you type out your thoughts in a simple text editor. Hybrid journaling apps have features of both basic and gamified journaling apps. Gamified journaling apps let you earn points or badges by completing journaling challenges.

Self-Care Apps

Self-care is something that many people, especially those with mental health challenges, often struggle with. Self-care refers to any activities or practices that you do to take care of yourself and your mental and physical health. Self-care is important because it helps you to stay balanced and happy. Stress and anxiety can be mentally draining, and doing self-care can help alleviate or prevent those feelings from happening. There are a lot of different self-care apps out there. In terms of what a self-care app does, the difference between a basic and a hybrid self-care app is that a basic app lets you select from a list of activities, and a hybrid app lets you create your own activities.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Apps

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a common mental health treatment that helps people to understand the way their thoughts and feelings influence their behaviours. CBT apps can help people learn CBT techniques by giving them guided lessons and quizzes that help them to apply the techniques in their daily lives. CBT apps can be beneficial because they can help people learn CBT techniques without having to go to a therapist’s office. CBT apps can have a few different features: guided lessons, tailored content, mood tracking, and a virtual therapist. Guided lessons are essentially “first steps” that help you learn how to use the app properly. Mood tracking is an important feature for CBT apps because it gives you insight into how your moods affect your thought process and vice versa. Virtual therapists are simulated therapists that guide you through the process of CBT.

Sleep Tracking Apps

Sleep is an important part of mental and physical health, and while many people don’t think about it, a lack of sleep can be detrimental to your health. Sleep apps can help you track your sleep so that you can see the times when you’re sleeping poorly and be more aware of ways you can improve your sleep. Sleep apps vary in how they track your sleep, but many of them use sound or some other sensory cue to help you fall asleep easier. There are also apps that let you set alarms to wake you up at a certain time, so it’s a great tool for helping you be more aware of how much sleep you’re getting. Sleep apps help you track your sleep so that you can see the times when you’re sleeping poorly and be more aware of ways you can improve your sleep. Apps can help you set alarms for when you need to wake up, so it’s a great tool for helping you be more aware of how much sleep you’re getting

Exercise Tracking Apps

Exercise is another important part of mental and physical health, and while many people know they need to exercise, they don’t always know how. There are many apps that let you track your exercise so you can be more aware of what you’re doing and how often you’re doing it. Exercise tracking apps can also set goals for you, like with how many times a week you should exercise or what type of exercise you should do. Exercise tracking apps can also keep track of your progress over time, so you can see how you’re improving and stay motivated to continue exercising. Exercise tracking apps can also set goals for you, like with how many times a week you should exercise or what type of exercise you should do.

Conclusion

Mental health is a challenging journey for everyone. It can be even more difficult when you’re trying to juggle work, family, and other responsibilities all while managing your mental health. Fortunately, digital tools are making it easier for people to cope with their mental health challenges.