I’ve been intrigued by apps that track your sleep but haven’t found one that works great for me. I rarely get anxious, but I recently experienced my first panic attack and now I empathize with people who experience panic attacks way more than I ever did. Luckily, they haven’t come back to haunt me, but during that time, I really enjoyed playing the soothing sound of rain, and I thought the Calm app had the best rain sound!
My current MVP (Most Valuable Player) app is definitely Marco Polo—I use it to talk easily to my team and my video message is saved as a video voicemail that they can look at when they’re ready to. They can even fast forward it to get the info more quickly! My team has definitely gotten quite a few “I woke up like this” video voicemails where I just had a great idea and couldn’t wait to share it with them, bedhead and all. Oprah and Deepak’s 21 Day Meditation app and the Stop, Breathe & Think app are my favorites for meditation. A feature that has been a lifesaver for me is the Do Not Disturb function on my iPhone. I have it set all through the night and most of the morning, so if people on my favorites list call or if someone calls twice in a row, I will hear the ringtone, but otherwise, I am not disturbed during those hours.
My MVP products are my Matteo sheets—no more scratchy sheets, yay! I’m a very light and bright person, but for some reason I was drawn to these sheets that come in deep red, forest green, and brown, and they feel amazing. I also have a MoMA gift shop tissue box case that not only holds tissues but also has little niches to store things on top. It’s perfect for keeping floss out on the bathroom counter and reminding me to take care of my gums! It’s also such a delight to put the floss back in its perfect cubby hole space in that tissue box. I had so much trouble flossing on the daily before I had this product.