All the beeping and buzzing. All the phantom vibrations. All the stress of having your entire work email inbox right in your pocket.
But we can’t let anxiety win, can we? Surely there are ways to use new technologies to teach us to pause. To tell us everything’s okay. To remind us that we can do this [insert scary thing here] because we are strong.
The iPhone’s Reminders app — a default app that comes with the operating system free of charge — doesn’t just allow you to create a to-do style checklist of tasks. This video tells you how you can use Reminders to do a whole lot more…
You can tell it when and where you want to see those reminders pop up. Want to make your phone say “You can do this!” when you get to work? Want it to say “Be brave!” whenever you leave your house?
It can do that. I’ll show you how to set it up (and how I use these features to help manage my own anxiety).
Check it out:
This has some awesome applications for anxiety and other mental health disorders where positive affirmations are recommended.
Do you use the iPhone Reminder app to support your mental health in any way? Let us know in the comments!
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 14 Dec 2013
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Beretsky, S. (2013). Video: Use iPhone Reminders For Positive, Location-Based Affirmations. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 30, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/12/14/video-use-iphone-reminders-for-positive-location-based-affirmations/