Like peas in a pod…

As mentioned with my February Goals I mentioned how I was going to look into different types of Anxiety apps. This is my write up about what I found. I hope it helps someone else.

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Calm: This is probably one of more popular phone apps which helps with anxiety. It comes with an average 4.6 rating. They do have quiet a selection half of which is free and unfortunately the rest you do have to pay for. I managed to find a few things that I found helpful to begin with. The unfortunate thing is that you can only go so far along. Then you have to end up paying for more things. I did enjoy the different types of sounds they had to offer. They had people read audio books as well, which I found nice. Especially the Stephen Fry reading!

Overall rating: I would say that it’s probably a 7/10 … It’s good if you’re looking for something that’s free to an extent. If you want to take it further you will struggle and that can get frustrating.

Atmosphere: I have personally really enjoyed using this one. The basic premise for this one is that you can select different types of sounds. I have been using the one as I fall asleep.  It’s just that though, it’s just sounds. There’s no mediation instruction or anxiety instructions. You can also put a timer on it as well, so it turns after a certain amount of time.

Overall rating: I would highly recommend this one if you need help sleeping. There is such a selection of music and background music.

MeditateBot: This is, I believe, a Facebook app…My first clue should have been “Bot” in the title. Too break it down, it sends you messages to your private Facebook messenger. Inspiring Quotes, healthy tips etc … However, it will just randomly send it to your messenger. Every time I went to put my wifi on I’d have 5 or 6 messages all different kinds.

Overall rating: I guess if you need a little “pick me up” the quotes and the little facts can help, but it wouldn’t be good in an “emergency”. Unlike sounds/voice as well you can’t really sit and listen to it.

*At the moment my personal favourite one is Atmosphere. I use it mainly to help me fall asleep. That’s when I start to have the most issues with my anxiety.*

Random Thoughts

So in 2010 I wrote this “Note” on Facebook (can’t believe it’s been that long). There’s this “app” on Facebook called TimeHop and it shows you the posts that you have made on that day over the years. I thought that I’d share with you all …

“There is strength that I admire the most.

 

It is not a physical one, it is the one that comes from within.

 

It is the strength that comes from knowing when everything else is going wrong you carry on you knowing you have people who love you, people who you know who’ll be there for you and never forgetting that.

 

There is a saying that goes something along the lines of its easy to be angry, rude and hurtful when you’re down, but there is real strength in being able to see the beauty in the world even when everything is going wrong.

 

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”

 

I see it every day in my family who go on strengthened by the people we are surrounded by.

 

For that I am truly grateful.

 

Every day I try to live in honour of those who have passed before me, and although sometimes there are days that are harder, more wearing and darker than others. I always know that I am well-loved and I am reminded that this world is a beautiful place. I am reminded that I am better than the situation, and this make me stronger. I will NEVER forget that.

 

There is one thing that those who have passed taught me to truly be yourself is the greatest challenge in life itself, to not give into what others want you to be. To stand up every day and be held accountable for your actions and words against others, whether they are good or evil.

 

I am very proud and lucky to see that those who are held close and dear to my heart ARE truly who they are. On a bad day or on a good day. No matter what others may think, no matter what others may say.

 

For that is the strength I admire the most…”

 

“I shall end this with a few quotes that have inspired me today.  

 

‘You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mohandas Gandhi

 

Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water! Eleanor Roosevelt

 

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. Michael Jordan

 

Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force. Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. Anais Nin”

Happy Anniversary WordPress!

I got a nice little notification today…

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It’s been two years today since I made my very first post on WordPress…I cannot believe it! I have never stuck to anything like this for a month, let alone TWO YEARS!

So what was my very first Blog?

https://lolsyslibrary.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/dropbox-app-android/

 Yep…All about dropbox’s app on Android. I don’t know how many of my readers are aware, but I actually started to use WordPress/Blogging as a school subject for social media studies.

So here’s to you WordPress and all of my readers! Thank you for the good times and for helping me get through some really rough days. I don’t think that I’ve really had a horrible experience on here. You have introduced me to new experiences and new people…I love you for it! Here’s to more Blogging!