Aloe Bud is an interesting new self-care and wellness app for iPhone and iPad. The app, created by Amber Discko (developed by Lickability), allows you to build a dashboard of self-care reminders for stuff like:
- Staying hydrated
- Getting up and moving around
- Taking medication
- Reaching out to friends
- Remembering to be grateful
- Remembering to take a break
- Breathing exercises
It’s a well thought out app and includes some of my favorite techniques like box-breathing, a breathing exercise used by Navy SEALS to reduce stress. Plus it looks great thanks to pixel art by Katie Belton.
The app is free to download, with in-app purchases available to unlock additional features.
Whether you’re having a stressful day at work or you’re trying to relax at home, getting a notification that says “Breathe; it’ll be okay” might be exactly what you need to get through the day (or even just the hour).