Human beings can be slaves to their own addictions. When the relationship you have with things you like become and obsession, you start needing stuff rather than just wanting it.
It's okay, lot of people have been there. There's a light at the end of the tunnel, though success will depend on your determination to accept that you have a problem, and will power, to keep on the road to recovery.
We'd like to see you taking the plunge. That's why we've been seeking and reviewing some inspirational iOS apps that can help you become aware of your addiction, and start working towards a healthier life.
Mobile addiction exists and it's a serious disease called nomophobia. Addictions that don't involve chemical/drugs are often considered minor. They are not. If you feel anxiety when you are away from your smartphone, you should start considering installing an app like Checky.
Calm.com's Checky will track how many times you unlock your device's screen. Average is at 150 times / day, so it's good to check if you are below or above it. You can choose to get a daily push notifications with a summary of checks you did the day before. Checky won't help you treat your addiction, but will at least make you aware of it.
Nicotine dependency is one of the most prevalent addictions worldwide. There's no need to explain how harmful it can be to your health, how much it increases your chances (and those of the people around you) of having lung and mouth cancer. If you are an inveterate tobacco smoker, maybe it's time to leave it behind and walk towards a healthier lifestyle.
Fewlaps' Quit Smoking - QuitNow! can help you with this daunting resolution. It tracks data such as time you've been clean, amount of cigarettes you didn't smoke and money/time you've saved. It also displays, in real-time percentages, if your CO and O2 levels are back to normal, taste and smell regained, elimination of physical dependence on nicotine and many other parameters that, for sure, will convince you not to take another drag. Motivating data that gets even better, thanks to unlockable achievements.
For those days you feel down in your enterprise, you can seek motivation throughout the QuitNow! community. A useful tool to make it happen.
Unfortunately, alcoholism is another common addiction. What makes it even worse is that drinking alcohol moderately isn't usually seen as reprehensible as smoking, rather the opposite: it's an almost mandatory companion in social events. However, alcohol is as harmful as nicotine, and it can be as difficult to quit.
We need incentives, and Hungry Wasp's I Am Sober can gives us some. It is nothing but a simple app that counts the time you've been clean, sets milestones, and estimates how much money you've saved since you took the wise path of sobriety. Just like Checky, it's more a self-awareness app than a healing one. Still, a good first step towards breaking the cycle.
There's a difference between being a good professional, and living to work. Believe it or not: there's a world beyond the office's 4 walls, and you should be enjoying everything it has to offer. Disconnection is for you own good. You need to find spots of time to give your body and your mind a break.
That's the aim of IMOBLIFE's Daily Yoga. You can choose from a variety of different sessions, just keep your mobile next to you and follow the step-by-step procedures it gives you. You can also choose the music and keep a library of your favorite yoga poses. Every session is divided into three different difficulty stages and durations, with a full-screen demo video and a canned, yet easy to understand, voice narration.
Fast food can be as addictive as many drugs and equally detrimental to your health. However, it's easy and fast to get it. Sometimes it's not the time or the accessibility that are to blame: just ignorance as to the alternatives are available.
Fooducate is a comprehensive nutrition app that will help you get into healthier habits. It allows you to scan barcodes and get detailed information about food products: ingredients, nutrients, calories and overall rating based on all those parameters. In addition, it will show alternative (and healthier) products to the one you are looking at, check real-time info about products fed by the community, and track your own weight loss progress.