5 mobile apps to make the most of downtime

Across the whole world, millions of people are stuck at home for an indefinite period of time. Much remains uncertain, but there is one thing we do know: staying at home is the best thing we can do slow down the spread of the virus. But while daily routines and social interactions have been severely disrupted, there’s plenty you can do to nourish your mind, body, and soul in the coming weeks ahead. Check out of favourite apps to do so:


    • Smiling Mind - a free mindfulness and meditation app developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance into life. It's very well organized on age groups and different activities from adult and workplace programs to family and youth ones.
    • MUBI - might be one of the most underrated and underdiscovered streaming apps. It offers enviable collection of classics, cult, independent and arthouse films.
    • Grokker - offering yoga, fitness and meditation classes went free in response to the current crisis. You can watch Grokker’s videos at your own pace, or choose a goal-based course. Programs include better sleep, mobility, and meditation.
    • Luminosity - playing some games on your phone is a good way to relax, but it can also feel mindless. If you like a little bit of gaming escapism, consider swapping in some time with Luminosity. The games are fun but also train your brain and are designed to help with focus, cognition, and more. If you’re worried about getting brain fog sitting at home all day, this can be a way to stay sharp without feeling like you’re solving math problems again.
    • Sessions - you want to turn your favourite activities into a new habit? Whatever your goals are, whether it’s go for a run or pick up the phone once a day to call a friend, Sessions lets you manage those daily habits in its pared-down interface.

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