7 Lifestyle apps for a better work-life balance

7 Lifestyle apps for a better work-life balance

In today’s busy modern world, achieving a work-life balance might seem like an impossible task for many people. Although technology can often be the cause of our prolonged, busy working days, it can also be used to improve our well-being. We’ve made a list of 7 lifestyle apps that could help you enjoy a better work-life balance.

  1. Conjure
    An advanced behaviour-tracking app, Conjure can be used to help you track your daily habits and time spent on projects, both personal and professional. You can then measure your progress towards any objectives. This is a great app for helping you maintain a good work-life balance. As well as work tasks, you can log time spent playing with your kids and your gym routine. The app integrates well with other useful apps, such as MyFitnessPal and Zapier, so you can sync with your workflow.
  2. Evernote
    Whether it’s for work or play, Evernote is one of the highest-rated, notetaking and task management apps and will enhance your productivity. Take clippings of websites and other online resources. Use the scratchpad for notes when you’re not sitting in front of a computer. Categorise the notebooks for different projects and easy retrieval of information. The app syncs between your phone and desktop including calendars.
  3. My Possible Self
    If you are worried about the impact of stress on your mental health, then this app might prove useful, My Possible Self allows you to monitor your feelings using the ‘moments’ function. You can then learn to recognise certain patterns so you can tackle stress and anxiety. This app is particularly useful for anyone going through a big life event or if you are dealing with a loss.
  4. Remember The Milk
    This ‘to-do list’ app is very useful when you need to get things done. Remember The Milk enables you to prioritise and categorise everyday tasks. You can set reminders and send these to your phone or tablet via text, email, and other formats. There is a list-sharing feature, which you and your partner can jointly access, for example, a shared grocery shopping list. This app integrates with a variety of other useful apps.
  5. Headspace
    Ideal for busy days when you’re feeling overwhelmed, Headspace is a mindfulness and meditation app that will allow you to clear your mind. Led by a former Buddhist monk, this workout for the brain is designed to provide 10 minutes of calm. Many users report feeling more alert and more able to concentrate after using this app.
  6. Luxury Attaché City Guide
    Think of this app as your very own pocket-sized concierge. Get the lowdown on highly rated restaurants, hotels, spas, and clubs all around the globe with the Luxury Attaché City Guide app. You will gain useful local knowledge on where to go and how to get around, so you can maximise holidays and any downtime. This app also has additional features and an Access Perks offering (paid service).
  7. Great British Chefs
    Use this app for some stress-free inspiration to cook impressive meals for your partner or dinner party guests. The Great British Chefs app will appeal to cookery fans of TV series such as The Great British Menu and MasterChef. Using the app, you can create gastronomic wonders every day of the week in your own kitchen. 12 top Michelin star chefs share their recipes, ingredients lists, and full cooking instructions.

A better work-life balance starts with you

If you find it hard to achieve a good work-life balance, then at some point, your health will start to suffer. Your family will be impacted, as well as everyone around you. If you’re a business owner, poor health is likely to have a knock-on effect on your business operations.

“Your health account, your bank account, they’re the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out.”

Jack LaLanne

At Balance: Wealth Planning, our client support goes beyond traditional financial planning. Our team are members of the Kinder Institute of Life Planning, which focuses on personal values and how to live well. We are motivated by helping our clients live the life they desire. Together, we’ll create a financial plan, so you can fund and enjoy your lifestyle and future.

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