4 Apps for a Less-Stressful 2019

Life can be stressful. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Whether you want to get better about managing your finances or pick up a healthy habit like meditation, these apps can take the stress out of 2019.


If your to-do list keeps getting longer and longer, opt for a smarter way to manage your day-to-day tasks with Todoist. Touted as the best to-do list app, Todoist keeps track of everything in one place. The app offers features such as quick add that allow users to capture and organize tasks. The app also remembers deadlines for you and helps you build habits along the way. Users can also organize and prioritize certain tasks and projects with the options to highlight what is top-priority with color-coded priority levels, as well as project sections and sub-tasks. Each small step you take adds up and you can see tangible progress along the way with Todoist.

Wink Apps

Smart home technology allows us to be connected to our homes more so than ever before. We can check in on the home when away, whether it’s at work or on vacation, and smart home technology gives us the tools to automate and manage just about anything. But managing it all doesn’t always come so easy. With an app like Wink, you can manage just about anything in your home directly from your smartphone or device, from Lorex home security systems to your Nest smart thermostat or Philips automated lighting system. Its simple interface is easy to use and Wink offers real human support if you need it.

Simple Habit

Sometimes you’ve just had to take a deep breathe and take a step back from it all, but busy schedules and life’s responsibilities can oftentimes get in the way. While you may not be able to pencil in a luxury meditation retreat, you can work on your meditation habits’ almost anywhere. With the Simple Habit meditation app, you can center yourself, wherever you may be. The award-winning app offers a series of unique mobile meditation options ranging from motivation to self-control and basic medications including an option called breathe and more advanced meditations that focus on the mind. Simple Habit also features meditations designed to improve focus as well as guided meditations to help you get better, more restful sleep.

Mint App

Managing your finances can be stressful. In fact, a survey conducted by Varo Money reports that about a third of United States residents are stressed out about their finances all of the time. Why all the stress? Further surveys found that 66 percent of adults say that they do not have a three-month emergency fund. And 46 percent say that it’s because they do not have any savings set aside for life emergencies like a medical problem or job loss. Take some of the stress out of savings with a helpful app like Mint. The money-managing app makes staying on top of your finances simple. Not only can you track your bills but you can also take advantage of features such as budgeting, investment tracking and more. The app even gives you insight into your credit score and offers ways to improve it.

Breathe easy. These apps are designed to take the stress out of everyday tasks. From money management and meditation to smart home automation and to-do lists, these apps can make your year a little less stressful.

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Todd Smekens

Journalist, consultant, publisher, and servant-leader with a passion for truth-seeking. Enjoy motorcycling, meditation, and spending quality time with my daughter and rescue hound. Spiritually-centered first and foremost. Lived in multiple states within the USA and frequent traveler to the mountains.

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