Mental health is an integral part of our life. It is a combination of both physical and mental aspects that lead to our overall wellbeing and happiness. May is mental health awareness month, which provides us with an important reminder to evaluate our routines and the ways we can elevate our mental health, automatically.
Not only can automations help you reach your goals, they can keep you accountable, and make it easier to stay consistent.
We have curated a list of Applets that encourage healthy habits, track your daily routines, or remind you to do things that help you feel your best.
Meditation and mindfulness reminders
For many, building a mindfulness routine can be a powerful way to support your mental health. There are Applets that can help you be more consistent with your mindful moments, whether that means focusing on gratitude, spending time in nature, journalling, or whatever it means for you.
You can create templates in OneDay or Evernote with prompts that make you think, write customized daily reminders that you receive when you get home or arrive at the office, or even build a full scene with the smart devices in your home. Use smart bulbs or turn down your phone's volume to ensure you can focus on the time you have allotted.
Improve your sleep
The amount and quality of your sleep is a huge factor in your wellness and health. Services like FitBit, iOS Health, and Withings Sleep can help you understand your sleep patterns.
At the same time, your smart home can help you start wind-down routines in the evening. You can create a calming ambiance with dimmed lights or by turning smart bulbs to a softer color.
Think good thoughts
Positive affirmations and a daily digest of good news stories are just some of the ways you can use Applets to deliver little moments of joy throughout your day.
You can also spread the love, automatically. Let your friends and family know you are thinking about them by sending them a photo that will make them laugh. Or, create reminders so you can tell the people you love that you are thinking of them on their birthdays.
Working on your fitness?
Daily activity is a proven way to improve your mood and support your mental health. Many IFTTT-enabled services can help you reach your fitness goals by tracking your activity and even logging your workout to help you monitor your progress over time.
Use your favorite fitness apps, habit tracker, or wearable devices to help you gain insights and be more consistent with your movement.
Another great tool in your mental health toolbox is the ability to contact a therapist, phone a friend, or carve out time for something that makes you feel great. You could set up a monthly reminder to schedule your next appointment with a counselor or create a button that silences notifications for an hour while you go for a hike.
Prioritizing your mental health allows you to show up more fully the rest of your day and with the people you love.