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Shine Texts You Daily Mental Health Reminders and Tasks

Kristin Wong , Gawker Media

Self-care is important to your productivity and mental health, but it's an easy thing to overlook. Shine is a free app that sends you daily reminders to take care of yourself.

You don't need to download Shine to use it. Just send them your phone number to get started. The never sell or share your data and you can opt out anytime by texting them "QUIT." Once you opt in, you'll get a text that asks you a couple of questions about your mental health goals: being more present, confident, or creative, for example. The app will then check in with you every day with a practical task or exercise to complete. For example, my first exercise was to write down or talk about anything that was worrying me at the moment.

You can also track your progress toward more specific goals like " journal more often. " Personally, I've found the app to be a helpful reminder to simply take a moment to focus on self-care. You could just as easily create a notification on your phone to meditate or go for a walk, but I like that the app gives you a specific exercise. I'm more likely to take the time when it's a specific task that changes every day. To check it out for yourself, head to the link below.

Shine Text

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