Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance
We believe that a healthy work-life balance is at the core of longterm productivity. That's why at iPhone Life we've invested in things like a four-day workweek, afternoon walks, and a massive beanbag chair to lounge on during breaks. We've also found the following apps to help us stay happy, healthy, and on point. Give them a try!
Fit Men Cook (Free) For a lot of people, getting started with healthy eating is the hardest part. This app paves the way with meal plans, shopping lists, and loads of information on food brands and meal prep. Fit Men Cook has nearly 400 recipes that cover categories including Low Carb, Meal Prep, Vegan, Budget, Post-Workout, High Protein, and Snacks & Sweets. You can view and save recipes for free, or you can pay $0.99/month to create a weekly meal plan so you can easily shop for and prep everything you need. Tell the app your goals or calorie limit and it will create a plan for you. Before you know it, you'll be a meal-prep and healthy-eating master.
SleepGenius ($4.99) We're firm believers that nothing can boost your productivity more than a good night's rest. According to Centers for Disease Control, one in three of us are getting fewer than the recommended seven hours of sleep per night. SleepGenius combines soothing sleep music, a gentle alarm, a relaxation program for anxiety at any time, and even a power nap feature to help you get the rest you deserve. The resulting program is so effective that NASA uses it to encourage relaxation and healthful sleep for a group of people that you can imagine have high rates of anxiety and insomnia—astronauts!
Spotify (Free) This might not be the typical app that comes to mind when considering productivity apps, but we regularly turn to Spotify to help us stay focused during work tasks. The app features a collection of music specifically for helping users concentrate, with playlists like Peaceful Piano, Instrumental Study, Productive Morning, and more!
Headspace ($12.99/month) If you're looking to incorporate the benefits of meditation into your daily life, you'll find Headspace to be a great tool. You can try out some guided practices for free, and if you like it, you can access a large collection of programs for $12.99/month. With Headspace, you can meditate whether you're folding laundry, running, or sitting in bed, with a variety of programs for different activities. We recommend taking short meditation (or nap) breaks to help stay alert and peaceful throughout your day.