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Published Tuesday Jan 14, 2020 by Erica Arvanitis

Add These 7 Self-Care Apps to Your 2020 Wellness Routine

Yoga
Fitness
Meditation
Personal Growth

While our busy schedules don’t always allow for that daily yoga class we really need, we can’t forget to make our wellness a priority. Turns out, there’s an app for pretty much everything these days – meditation, mindfulness, and self-care, oh my. 

Whether it’s looking up healthy dinner recipes or streaming the perfect playlist for your morning run, our phones play a big part in our daily wellness. Here are some of our favorite apps to help you stay on track and lead a happier, healthier life. 

FOR A PICK-ME-UP

Shine 

Looking for some extra inspiration? Shine is the self-care app for you. With daily motivational texts that hype up your morning and a vast selection of self-improvement audio, it can help you to de-stress, lower anxiety, and feel good overall. (I have the app and these texts put a smile on my face before my dreaded daily commute). The app even has the Shine Challenge, a seven-day audio series that gets you deeper into a selected self-care topic. While the Daily Shine texts are free, a subscription to Mindful Moments costs $9.99/month. 

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FOR A PICK-ME-UP

Shine 

Looking for some extra inspiration? Shine is the self-care app for you. With daily motivational texts that hype up your morning and a vast selection of self-improvement audio, it can help you to de-stress, lower anxiety, and feel good overall. (I have the app and these texts put a smile on my face before my dreaded daily commute). The app even has the Shine Challenge, a seven-day audio series that gets you deeper into a selected self-care topic. While the Daily Shine texts are free, a subscription to Mindful Moments costs $9.99/month. 

FOR YOUR SAVASANA

MINDBODY 

It can be challenging to find time for ourselves on a busy schedule, but our MINDBODY app makes it easy to book what you love. Whether you’re in your neighborhood or traveling for work, book a fitness class or treat yourself to a manicure or massage in seconds. You deserve it, and now it’s simple to explore your self-care. 

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FOR YOUR SAVASANA

MINDBODY 

It can be challenging to find time for ourselves on a busy schedule, but our MINDBODY app makes it easy to book what you love. Whether you’re in your neighborhood or traveling for work, book a fitness class or treat yourself to a manicure or massage in seconds. You deserve it, and now it’s simple to explore your self-care. 

FOR YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Mend 

If you’re looking to heal your heart, Mend is an app that makes sure all those newly-single souls aren’t alone. With a self-care program, the app gives you day-by-day guidance while providing progress tracking, in-app journaling, and audio trainings from mental health and wellness experts. It may not be your favorite pint of Halo Top, but Mend gives you the emotional support you need to move on, mentally. 

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FOR YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Mend 

If you’re looking to heal your heart, Mend is an app that makes sure all those newly-single souls aren’t alone. With a self-care program, the app gives you day-by-day guidance while providing progress tracking, in-app journaling, and audio trainings from mental health and wellness experts. It may not be your favorite pint of Halo Top, but Mend gives you the emotional support you need to move on, mentally. 

FOR YOUR DAILY ZEN

Headspace

Meditation and mindfulness made simple, Headspace is all about taking ten minutes out of your day to tune in and clear your mind. You can listen to general guided meditations or follow along to more specific ones dealing with topics like sleep or relationships. The app itself is free, but if you want more than a quick calm session, you can subscribe for $12.99/month. I mean, if it’s good enough for Emma Watson, it’s good enough for us

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FOR YOUR DAILY ZEN

Headspace

Meditation and mindfulness made simple, Headspace is all about taking ten minutes out of your day to tune in and clear your mind. You can listen to general guided meditations or follow along to more specific ones dealing with topics like sleep or relationships. The app itself is free, but if you want more than a quick calm session, you can subscribe for $12.99/month. I mean, if it’s good enough for Emma Watson, it’s good enough for us

FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Talkspace

While most people can benefit from therapy, it’s not always accessible to everyone. For those who need a more affordable option, Talkspace is a text-based therapy app for your phone, tablet, or computer. First, it matches you with a licensed therapist, then lets you send them messages – text, voice, photo, or video– at any time throughout the day or night. Unlimited chat therapy starts at $32/week. 

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FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Talkspace

While most people can benefit from therapy, it’s not always accessible to everyone. For those who need a more affordable option, Talkspace is a text-based therapy app for your phone, tablet, or computer. First, it matches you with a licensed therapist, then lets you send them messages – text, voice, photo, or video– at any time throughout the day or night. Unlimited chat therapy starts at $32/week. 

FOR YOUR MEAL PREP

Mealime 

Made for on-the-go eaters, Mealime serves up quick, healthy meals, all under 30 minutes. It builds grocery lists from your recipe selections, which helps you to keep track of your shopping list and make sure no ingredient is left behind. Bonus: you can also add your own personal preferences like if you don’t eat meat, or you really hate mushrooms. 

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FOR YOUR MEAL PREP

Mealime 

Made for on-the-go eaters, Mealime serves up quick, healthy meals, all under 30 minutes. It builds grocery lists from your recipe selections, which helps you to keep track of your shopping list and make sure no ingredient is left behind. Bonus: you can also add your own personal preferences like if you don’t eat meat, or you really hate mushrooms. 

FOR YOUR COMMUTE

SCRIBD 

After a long day at work, that 5pm traffic is exhausting. Distract your mind—and learn something new—with SCRIBD. Search through hundreds of audiobooks, snapshots (handy little summaries of books and audiobooks before you listen), magazines, and even sheet music, if you’re feelin’ musical. If you need some inspiration on which books to tune into, here’s our November picks!

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FOR YOUR COMMUTE

SCRIBD 

After a long day at work, that 5pm traffic is exhausting. Distract your mind—and learn something new—with SCRIBD. Search through hundreds of audiobooks, snapshots (handy little summaries of books and audiobooks before you listen), magazines, and even sheet music, if you’re feelin’ musical. If you need some inspiration on which books to tune into, here’s our November picks!

Erica Arvanitis MINDBODY
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Erica Arvanitis
Copywriter
About the author
A copywriter by day, Erica spends her free time mastering the art of puzzles while forcing her 10-year-old Chow mix to wear sweaters. With experience in PR, social media, marketing, and copywriting, Erica lives and breathes the written word. Warning: don’t test her on Friends trivia - she will win every time.
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Fitness
Published Thursday Jan 16, 2020 by Sara Lesher

Grammy-Nominee Inspired Playlists to Fit Any Workout

Fitness
Motivation
Cardio

If you’re trying to craft the perfect workout playlist, you should choose songs that have BPMs (beats per minute) similar to your heart rate during that workout. We used this handy BPM tool to curate four playlists of songs from our favorite Grammy-nominees to fit into your exercise routine!

For your stretching and warm-up... 

While you’re stretching, stick to songs with a slower BPM and work your way up to higher ones for your warm-up. We’ve made it simple—just turn off shuffle-mode and start listening!

1.    Bad Idea – YBN Cordae ft. Chance the Rapper
       (82 BPM)
2.    This Land – Gary Clark Jr. (82 BPM)
3.    Higher – DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John
       Legend (84 BPM)
4.    You Need To Calm Down – Taylor Swift
       (85 BPM)
5.    Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee (90 BPM)
6.    No Guidance – Chris Brown ft. Drake (93 BPM)
7.    11 PM – Maluma (96 BPM)
8.    Ballin – Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch (97 BPM)
9.    History Repeats – Brittany Howard (98 BPM)
10.   MALAMENTE - Cap.1: Augurio – Rosalía 
        (98 BPM)
11.   Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi 
        (110 BPM)
12.   Señorita – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello 
        (117 BPM) 
13.   Underwater – RÜFÜS DU SOL (118 BPM)
14.   Down Bad – Dreamville ft. JID, Bas, J. Cole, 
        EARTHGANG & Young Nudy (121 BPM)
15.   Linked – Bonobo (122 BPM)

          LISTEN NOW
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For your stretching and warm-up... 

While you’re stretching, stick to songs with a slower BPM and work your way up to higher ones for your warm-up. We’ve made it simple—just turn off shuffle-mode and start listening!

1.    Bad Idea – YBN Cordae ft. Chance the Rapper
       (82 BPM)
2.    This Land – Gary Clark Jr. (82 BPM)
3.    Higher – DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John
       Legend (84 BPM)
4.    You Need To Calm Down – Taylor Swift
       (85 BPM)
5.    Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee (90 BPM)
6.    No Guidance – Chris Brown ft. Drake (93 BPM)
7.    11 PM – Maluma (96 BPM)
8.    Ballin – Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch (97 BPM)
9.    History Repeats – Brittany Howard (98 BPM)
10.   MALAMENTE - Cap.1: Augurio – Rosalía 
        (98 BPM)
11.   Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi 
        (110 BPM)
12.   Señorita – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello 
        (117 BPM) 
13.   Underwater – RÜFÜS DU SOL (118 BPM)
14.   Down Bad – Dreamville ft. JID, Bas, J. Cole, 
        EARTHGANG & Young Nudy (121 BPM)
15.   Linked – Bonobo (122 BPM)

          LISTEN NOW
For your strength training… 

This is the playlist you’ll want to jam to during any of your strength training exercises (think HIIT, weightlifting, core, etc.). WARNING: #12 may be stuck in your head for the remainder of your day.

1.    Racks in the Middle – Nipsey Hussle ft 
       Roddy Richh & Hit-Boy (79 BPM)  
2.    Pretty Waste – Bones UK (94 BPM)  
3.    The London – Young Thug ft. J. Cole & 
       Travis Scott (98 BPM)  
4.    Drip Too Hard – Lil Baby & Gunna 
       (113 BPM)  
5.    Exactly How I Feel – Lizzo ft. Gucci 
       Mane (113 BPM)  
6.    Piece of Your Heart – MEDUZA ft. 
       Goodboys (124 BPM)  
7.    Middle Child – J. Cole (124 BPM) 
8.    Got to Keep On – The Chemical Brothers 
       (125 BPM) 
9.    Midnight Hour – Skrillex, Boys Noize & Ty 
       Dolla $ign (126 BPM) 
10.  Woman – Karen O & Danger Mouse 
       (126 BPM) 
11.   NI BIEN NI MAL – Bad Bunny (128 BPM) 
12.   Old Town Road – Lil Naz X & Billy Ray 
        Cyrus (136 BPM)  
13.   Talk – Khalid ft. Disclosure (136 BPM) 
14.   God’s Country – Blake Shelton (140 BPM) 
15.   Too Bad – Rival Sons (145 BPM) 

          GET PUMPING
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For your strength training… 

This is the playlist you’ll want to jam to during any of your strength training exercises (think HIIT, weightlifting, core, etc.). WARNING: #12 may be stuck in your head for the remainder of your day.

1.    Racks in the Middle – Nipsey Hussle ft 
       Roddy Richh & Hit-Boy (79 BPM)  
2.    Pretty Waste – Bones UK (94 BPM)  
3.    The London – Young Thug ft. J. Cole & 
       Travis Scott (98 BPM)  
4.    Drip Too Hard – Lil Baby & Gunna 
       (113 BPM)  
5.    Exactly How I Feel – Lizzo ft. Gucci 
       Mane (113 BPM)  
6.    Piece of Your Heart – MEDUZA ft. 
       Goodboys (124 BPM)  
7.    Middle Child – J. Cole (124 BPM) 
8.    Got to Keep On – The Chemical Brothers 
       (125 BPM) 
9.    Midnight Hour – Skrillex, Boys Noize & Ty 
       Dolla $ign (126 BPM) 
10.  Woman – Karen O & Danger Mouse 
       (126 BPM) 
11.   NI BIEN NI MAL – Bad Bunny (128 BPM) 
12.   Old Town Road – Lil Naz X & Billy Ray 
        Cyrus (136 BPM)  
13.   Talk – Khalid ft. Disclosure (136 BPM) 
14.   God’s Country – Blake Shelton (140 BPM) 
15.   Too Bad – Rival Sons (145 BPM) 

          GET PUMPING
For your cardio... 

Throw on your headphones and get pumped as you enjoy these catchy tunes. Stick to songs with BPMs under 150 for steady running and crank it up for more intense cardio like indoor cycling or sprinting. Careful, if you try to keep up with #15 on an indoor bike, you might fly away.

     1.    Sola – Luis Fonsi (125 BPM)  

     2.    bad guy – Billie Eilish (135 BPM) 

     3.    Speechless – Dan + Shay (136 BPM)  

     4.    Sucker – Jonas Brothers (138 BPM) 

     5.    7 rings – Ariana Grande (140 BPM) 

     6.    Clout – Offset ft. Cardi B (140 BPM) 

     7.    a lot – 21 Savage ft. J. Cole (146 BPM) 

     8.    Panini – Lil Nas X (154 BPM)  

     9.    Truth Hurts – Lizzo (158 BPM) 

    10.   Hard Place – H.E.R. (160 BPM) 

    11.    It All Comes Out in the Wash – Miranda
            Lambert (164 BPM)  

    12.   Come Home – Anderson .Paak ft. André
            3000 (165 BPM)  

    13.   LA CANCIÓN – J Balvin & Bad
            Bunny (176 BPM) 

    14.   Give Yourself a Try – The 1975 (183 BPM) 

    15.   boyfriend – Ariana Grande & Social
            House (190 BPM)

               START SWEATIN'
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For your cardio... 

Throw on your headphones and get pumped as you enjoy these catchy tunes. Stick to songs with BPMs under 150 for steady running and crank it up for more intense cardio like indoor cycling or sprinting. Careful, if you try to keep up with #15 on an indoor bike, you might fly away.

     1.    Sola – Luis Fonsi (125 BPM)  

     2.    bad guy – Billie Eilish (135 BPM) 

     3.    Speechless – Dan + Shay (136 BPM)  

     4.    Sucker – Jonas Brothers (138 BPM) 

     5.    7 rings – Ariana Grande (140 BPM) 

     6.    Clout – Offset ft. Cardi B (140 BPM) 

     7.    a lot – 21 Savage ft. J. Cole (146 BPM) 

     8.    Panini – Lil Nas X (154 BPM)  

     9.    Truth Hurts – Lizzo (158 BPM) 

    10.   Hard Place – H.E.R. (160 BPM) 

    11.    It All Comes Out in the Wash – Miranda
            Lambert (164 BPM)  

    12.   Come Home – Anderson .Paak ft. André
            3000 (165 BPM)  

    13.   LA CANCIÓN – J Balvin & Bad
            Bunny (176 BPM) 

    14.   Give Yourself a Try – The 1975 (183 BPM) 

    15.   boyfriend – Ariana Grande & Social
            House (190 BPM)

               START SWEATIN'
For your recovery... 

After an intense sweat-sesh, you might want to listen to this one in order. This will help your heart rate gradually return to normal—and you get to end with T-Swift. 
 

1.    Hey, Ma – Bon Iver (144 BPM) 
2.    Always Remember Us This Way – Lady 
       Gaga (130 BPM) 
3.    Could’ve Been – H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller 
       (103 BPM) 
4.    Harmony Hall – Vampire Weekend (98 BPM) 
5.    Faraway Look – Yola (83 BPM) 
6.    Girl Goin’ Nowhere – Ashley McBryde 
       (82 BPM) 
7.    SPIRIT (From Disney’s “The Lion King”) – 
       Beyonce (81 BPM) 
8.    Some Of It – Eric Church (80 BPM) 
9.    All Your'n – Tyler Childers (78 BPM) 
10.   Look at Me Now – Emily King (77 BPM) 
11.   LOVE AGAIN – Daniel Caesar & Brandy 
       (77 BPM) 
12.   Norman fucking Rockwell – Lana Del Rey 
       (77 BPM) 
13.   Say So – PJ Morton ft. JoJo (75 BPM) 
14.   Roll Some Mo – Lucky Daye (75 BPM) 
15.   Lover – Taylor Swift (60 BPM)


              SING YOUR HEART OUT

 

Don't know where to start with your fitness routine? Here's how to work out like your favorite Grammy artists!

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For your recovery... 

After an intense sweat-sesh, you might want to listen to this one in order. This will help your heart rate gradually return to normal—and you get to end with T-Swift. 
 

1.    Hey, Ma – Bon Iver (144 BPM) 
2.    Always Remember Us This Way – Lady 
       Gaga (130 BPM) 
3.    Could’ve Been – H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller 
       (103 BPM) 
4.    Harmony Hall – Vampire Weekend (98 BPM) 
5.    Faraway Look – Yola (83 BPM) 
6.    Girl Goin’ Nowhere – Ashley McBryde 
       (82 BPM) 
7.    SPIRIT (From Disney’s “The Lion King”) – 
       Beyonce (81 BPM) 
8.    Some Of It – Eric Church (80 BPM) 
9.    All Your'n – Tyler Childers (78 BPM) 
10.   Look at Me Now – Emily King (77 BPM) 
11.   LOVE AGAIN – Daniel Caesar & Brandy 
       (77 BPM) 
12.   Norman fucking Rockwell – Lana Del Rey 
       (77 BPM) 
13.   Say So – PJ Morton ft. JoJo (75 BPM) 
14.   Roll Some Mo – Lucky Daye (75 BPM) 
15.   Lover – Taylor Swift (60 BPM)


              SING YOUR HEART OUT

 

Don't know where to start with your fitness routine? Here's how to work out like your favorite Grammy artists!

Sara Lesher About the Author Headshot
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As MINDBODY’s Marketing Content Associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).