Favorite Things 3/1/23

Today I’d like to introduce you to Finch. You can find it in your app store. Finch is a self-care pet that you help to grow and nurture with your own self-care habits.

You start start with your little bird, and you can choose the gender, name and coloring. Each day your bird explores the forest but it cannot do so until you give it energy. You do that by “feeding” it with your self-care habits. You can set goals for the day, answer short questions, or do some breathing exercises for relaxation. Once you fill up the energy, your bird takes a walk through the forest to learn new things about the world. Over time your bird grows from a toddler to an adult.

What I like about the Finch app is that it is a fun and gentle encouragement to self-care. Its impossible to “kill” your bird so you don’t need to feel guilty if you miss a day. It is equipped with inspiring quotes, and it can send you uplifting notifications, not only to remind you to care for your bird (and yourself) but also to feel like someone is there, that someone cares. That’s really all we need sometime to get through the day.