Motherhood is tough—full stop. But now that we’re in the face of a global pandemic and schools and daycares are closed, you have to balance tending to your kids with your already overwhelming list of tasks, including household chores and your work deliverables. You may find yourself having to tackle laundry while in the middle of a teleconference, or checking your kids’ homework while planning meals for the week. Having to juggle so many things and wearing various hats can get downright exhausting, even for a super mom like you.
When you feel like there’s too much on your plate, and you can’t quite catch up, introducing mindfulness into your life can help you reduce stress and burnout and boost resilience during this trying time. It can even improve your cognitive function, immune system, and overall well-being. Your kids need you now more than ever, so you need to make it a point to take care of your mental health. The MindFi app can help.
Formerly names Apple App of the Day, MindFi lets you integrate mindfulness into your busy life with ease. Developed by top meditation teaches and neuroscientists, it helps you destress and recharge wherever and whenever you want, allowing you to take a breather when there’s hair-pulling madness.
Based on the time of the day, it suggests four different mindfulness modes: a quick break coupled with a silent breathing session, a short, relevant meditation that can make rough days more tolerable, a Pomodoro timer to help you focus on a particular task, or a 10-minute closed-eye meditation for ultimate decompression. Each break you take can help you gain back your sanity bit by bit, helping you conquer the day.
There are also mindfulness courses on things like sleep and leadership that you can take at the beginning or end of your day. With continued use, the app can improve your focus, reduce stress levels, and improve your relationships with your family.
Destress and recharge with the help of MindFi. A lifetime subscription usually retails for $365, but for a limited time, it’s on sale for $39.
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Byline: Nicole Cord-Cruz