chatGPT gave me a bunch of wellbeing and performance app suggestions

I asked chatGPT and Bing Chat to help me develop a list of apps that might people use to develop wellbeing and productivity skills. They did and the list is provided in the post.

I use chatGPT and its AI brother Bing Chat as part of my everyday workflow now. I am actually in an ongoing conversation with both of them about my projects and writing. If you are interested in an article on different ways to use chatGPT for learning, I just stumbled upon this article by Scott Young.

Anyway, I was chatting to chatGPT yesterday about my desire to build a topic within Canvas (Flinders’ new learning management system) that focuses on wellbeing and productivity. I asked it for a list of relevant topics in each area. Here is what emerged.



  • Stress management and relaxation techniques
  • Mental health and self-care strategies
  • Coping with academic and work-related stress
  • Mindfulness and meditation practices
  • Building resilience and emotional intelligence
  • Time management and productivity strategies
  • Healthy lifestyle habits (e.g., exercise, nutrition, sleep)
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships
  • Strategies for managing anxiety and depression
  • Mind-body practices (e.g., yoga, tai chi)
  • Techniques for improving self-esteem and confidence
  • Strategies for managing emotions and regulating mood
  • Building social support networks
  • Improving communication and interpersonal skills


  • Effective study skills and techniques
  • Overcoming procrastination and improving motivation
  • Goal-setting and achievement strategies
  • Enhancing focus and concentration
  • Building effective habits and routines
  • Developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Time management and productivity strategies
  • Effective note-taking and reading strategies
  • Strategies for managing academic and work-related deadlines
  • Strategies for managing and reducing distractions
  • Strategies for managing academic and work-related stress
  • Techniques for improving memory and retention
  • Strategies for managing test anxiety
  • Building time-management habits

Not a bad list, although you might notice that some things appear in both lists (e.g. time management, academic stress) and there would be quite a bit of crossover between many of these areas. But again, not bad.

So, then we started chatting about how to go about helping people develop those skills and how we might address them in the proposed Canvas topic.

Along the way though, I took a little detour and asked chatGPT if it knew about any apps that people could use to develop those skills. It said yes, so I asked it to recommend apps for each of the listed areas.

And it did!!

I then got Bing Chat then to grab me all the links, and I present them below. Maybe this gives you a jump off point for finding useful tools, should you wish to address any of the wellbeing or performance areas listed.


Some things to note about the apps suggested below

  • Please don’t take the listing of the apps below as endorsements of them. Most I have never used. Many I haven’t even heard about before. Many of them probably suck 😂 I’ve put an * against the apps that I’ve had some exposure to in a positive way (but that still isn’t an endorsement)
  • Some apps appear multiple times reflecting the fact that the topics are interrelated.
  • Some apps recommended it didn’t exist or looked dodgy. I removed those. Let me know if any others in the list are dodgy.
  • Some of the apps will cost money or have paid content.
  • Apps can make some pretty big claims about how much they can help you. But most apps undergo very little formal evaluation to provide evidence for those benefits. Be open to the idea that the real benefits to you (if any) will be modest. For example, brain training apps utilise games that practice specific skills (e.g. memory for numbers) but it isn’t clear if playing those games leads to general benefits.
  • It is easy to disappear down a rabbit hole trying all sorts of different productivity and wellbeing tools, hoping we can offload the difficulty of making real changes in our lives to the app. It can end up as a type of procrastination. Apps just facilitate us thinking and acting in different ways and it is those changes that generate the benefits. Generally, quick fixes don’t exist. We still need to do the hard work of change. It is just that the app might help.


Wellbeing ❤


Performance 🧠

If you have used or currently use one of these apps and it has been helpful, I’d love to hear about it.

If you decide to try one out as a result of seeing it in this list and it helps, let me know. That kind of recommendation can be very valuable for others seeking the best apps.

Finally, if you use an app that isn’t on the list but helps you in one of these areas, comment below. I’d love the grow the list.

Have a great day (oh and chatGPT says hello as well).

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  1. I have used Trello in a web browser for 3 years after a recommendation from a friend and started using the app 6 months ago. I make a board for each uni semester and use a colour plugin to make each topic a different colour. I add every quiz and assignment to the list for a particular topic with due dates and order my due date. I also make labels that correspond to 2 week blocks eg. week 1-2, week 9-10. Each time block has a different colour and at a glance, I can see how these different topics relate in weeks.
    I also have a personal board in trello that I use for lists like shopping, to-do, house, emails. I find it really useful.

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