This time of year, we’re inundated with prompts for resolution. All signs suggest that the new year is prime time for a fresh start and that it would behoove us to improve. But what about repair?
We’re all for self-improvement, but, after 2020, it’s going to take a while for many of us to return to our best selves so we can be that for our teams. With these thoughts in mind, we’ve curated a list of some of the wellness tools invented by our founder community.
These apps, ideas, and products have helped people all over the world relax, use creativity to recharge, live healthier lives, and block off space for self-reflection. (Save the hard resolutions for another year.)
Listen to AI Soundscapes for Stress Relief
The Endel app allows you to go on auto-pilot and benefit from the power of sound. Download the app, and see how its AI-powered soundscapes can reduce stress, boost your mood, and help with sleep.
Improve Your Mood With Guided Journaling
If you love the idea of writing for mental clarity but aren’t sure where to start, Jour is a guided journaling app that serves up prompts for addressing anxiety, improving confidence, helping with goal-setting, and encouraging mindfulness.
Make ‘Making Music’ a New Habit
There’s a fairly hilarious Saturday Night Live skit where eBay is the suggested solution for abandoning shelter-in-place hobbies. If you’re among the hobbyists who do indeed stick with new endeavors, look to Yousician to learn how to play a musical instrument.
Monitor or Reduce Alcohol Intake
Less helps you track alcohol intake so when you do partake, it’s worth it and you’re not thoughtlessly imbibing. Or, if you’re looking to cut it out altogether, the app can help with that too.
Get Serious About Meatless Monday
Prime Roots’ meals feature plant-based meats made with Japanese super protein koji. The company’s co-founders initially sought to eat less meat as a way to make a positive impact on the planet. The result is a menu of plant-based ginger pork soba noodles, bacon mac and cheese, and more.
Try Intermittent Fasting for a Body Reboot
If you’re considering intermittent fasting as a way to start fresh, try the Zero app. It’ll teach you how often to fast while coaching you along during those moments when Prime Roots bacon is calling.
Get Back to Basics With Gut Health
How important is it to have a healthy gut microbiome? Very much, believes the Pendulum team. They’ve developed the first clinically tested probiotic for type 2 diabetes. Even if you’re not in need, their blog will teach you what you need to know about gut health, how to diversify your diet, and all things superfoods.