Being a young professional, I know how stressful it is to balance aspects of a career, maintaining a social life, and taking additional courses to give me a competitive advantage in job market. While I’m busy juggling these priorities, I tend to get overwhelmed at the thought of declining in one of these areas…
What if I wrote my topic on my course assignment on the wrong topic?
What if I skip out on drinks with my girlfriends – will they get mad at me?
Will I have enough time to submit my reports before meeting with the senior management team?
I’ll be the first to admit it, but I’m a perfectionist.
I strive to do everything correctly and will make myself go a little crazy working to achieve my goal. It was almost like I was set to “on” mode, being scared to take a break because I would become behind in my work. Basically, I was on the verge of burn out because I never gave myself the time to sit down, relax and just reflect on what I have already accomplished because I never thought I could spare the time! I would sometimes try to start writing in a notebook before going to bed every night. This habit, however, would only last about three days until I would give up because I was too tired or I just didn’t even know what to write about!
That was until I discovered the app, Reflectly, which completely changed my perspective on my method of self-reflecting! Reflectly is a journaling app that can be download to your phone. The app, which was designed by a team of positive psychologists, aims to help users reduce stress and vent in a judgement free environment.
Since using this app, I’ve been quickly documenting my thoughts and feelings. Incorporating this app in my daily routine has allowed me to channel my stress in a healthy way. Overall, this app has really helped me in developing mindful practices into my life.
Having an app on my phone to document my thoughts is much more practical for my busy life compared to carrying a notebook around with me. Using the app, I can discreetly record my thoughts on my phone in any setting; whether that be on my commute to work or when I’m lounging on the couch. Reflectly is like my own portable therapist that I can carry around in my pocket (how cool and convenient is that?!).
Reflectly features a variety of innovative components which separates it from other journaling apps. One of these components is that it tailors prompts and questions that are based on your lifestyle. In other words, this is perfect if you are like me and don’t really know where to start when journaling.
Additionally, Reflectly uses a simple and minimal layout. This helps in the user focus on what they are writing, compared to being distracted by flashy designs. Another component of Reflectly that I really love is the personalized motivational reminders every morning. Even when I’m rushing out the door in the mornings, this little reminder still puts a smile on my face.
Since Reflectly launched about one year ago, there have been almost one million users working towards establishing a positive practice into their lives. Incorporating Reflectly in my daily routine has made a big improvement in managing my stress.
I’m curious to know what other methods you use to manage stress! Please let me know in the comments down below!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Reflectly. If you would like to know more information about the app, check out their website!