I know it’s the state of the world right now, but I have been craving some kind of daily reassurance. I follow someone on Instagram who posts daily devotionals, but I’m not religious so while I love the idea, they don’t really resonate with me. I LOVE the idea though. (Frankly, I’d love a non-religious “church.” I’d sign up in a heartbeat.) I was really looking for an app or a book that would give an intention or something inspiring/motivational to focus on for the day.
I posted about it on my Instagram story earlier this week and I KNEW you guys would pull through. I promised to share the responses. I got over one thousand responses, but a few popped up over and over again. This isn’t an exhaustive list– based on the number of responses there are a ton of options out there. I do think it’s a personal choice. What kind of vibe you’re going for and what kind of “voice” you want to hear.
365 meditations, insights, and exercises from the ancient Stoics to lead you in living your best life.
A daily text service delivering nuggets of wisdom and also available in app with meditations and guided exercises for gratitude and mental wellbeing.
Hoda Kotb compiled this book of 365 daily messages that you might just need to hear.
A book by Lin-Manuel Miranda with mini pep talks to inspire you daily.
This is a mindfulness app with lots of guided meditations– something for anything you’re facing on a particular day.
And what did I download?
I spent a good amount of time going through recommendations to try to find one that fit the hole in my life that I was craving. This Storyteller app by Morgan Harper Nichols. Guys I was thrilled when I saw what she did! Marrying words (very, very beautiful and poignant words) with art. Two days in and I’m hooked. Sold. Sign me up for the lifetime plan. I also subscribed to her podcast. (Did I mention that I’m super sold on everything MNH?)