In today’s fast-paced world, the lines between professional responsibilities and personal well-being often blur, leading many to grapple with mounting stress. Sarah, a project manager in the bustling tech industry, knows this all too well.

In today’s user story1, she shares her transformative journey, highlighting how small, intentional moments of self-care can make a world of difference.

Sarah, thank you for sitting down with us today. Let’s dive right in. Can you tell us a bit about your day-to-day life and the stresses you face?

Certainly! I’m a project manager for a tech company, so my days are filled with tight deadlines, managing teams, and ensuring everything runs smoothly. The pace and pressure can often feel overwhelming. I sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day grind that I forget to take time for myself, which, as you can imagine, contributes to my mental stress.

It sounds quite challenging. How did you come across the ‘Someday’ app, and what made you give it a try?

A close friend noticed my rising stress levels and introduced me to Someday. She mentioned how it’s usually used for planning fun activities, but she thought it might help me carve out some ‘me time’ and find activities to decompress.

How do you specifically use the ‘Someday’ app to cope with your mental stress?

I started by creating an Activity titled “Mindful Moments”. Under this, I added various Ideas like “Meditation”, “Reading”, “Nature Walks”, and even “Daydreaming”. For each Idea, I’d set aside specific times during the week, ensuring I had moments to disconnect from work and reconnect with myself.

That’s a novel approach! How have these ‘Mindful Moments’ impacted your mental well-being?

Immensely. Knowing that I have these small pockets of tranquility to look forward to helps me cope with the stress of my job. For instance, when I feel overwhelmed, I glance at my ‘Someday’ list, and just the thought of an upcoming nature walk or an evening of reading can be a calming influence.

Have there been any specific Ideas that stood out or had a significant impact on your well-being?

Oh, absolutely! I recently added “Art Therapy” to my Ideas after reading about its benefits. Initially, I was skeptical, but I gave it a shot. Now, I have a corner in my home dedicated to painting and crafts. The process of creating something, without any judgment or goals, is incredibly therapeutic. It’s a safe space where I can express myself, and every brushstroke feels like I’m letting go of a bit of my stress.

It’s wonderful to hear how you’ve tailored the app to your mental health needs. Do you have any advice for others who might be in a similar situation?

Absolutely. It’s essential to remember that it’s okay to prioritize yourself. Using tools like ‘Someday’ isn’t just about planning big adventures; it can be about finding those small moments of solace in our hectic lives. Customize it to your needs, whether that’s planning a spa day or simply setting aside 10 minutes for deep breathing. Every moment you dedicate to yourself counts.

Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your inspiring journey with us. Here’s to many more ‘Mindful Moments’!

Thank you! Wishing everyone their own moments of peace and tranquility.

  1. OK, full disclaimer: Sarah is a hypothetical user created by a Large Language Model. We love this generated story and we were deeply inspired by it. It would be a shame if we kept it to just ourselves, so here it is.