With today’s always-on world, it’s hard to not feel overwhelmed. A little stress here and there is a good thing—it actually improves our cognitive functioning. But when it reaches chronic levels, it can affect everything from our job to our eating habits. In those moments, we could use a little help.
Which is why we turned to Lantern: The company offers web- and app-based help through personalized, one-on-one coaching. Start by taking a five-minute quiz to determine the best track—stress, anxiety, or body image—and coach for you.
Each time you log in, you send your coach a quick update. Then you’re treated to a 10-minute lesson, where you learn a tool or technique. We love how Lantern spoon-feeds these strategies, from tracking automatic thoughts to cognitive reframing, in an easy-to-digest way. (We applied them to real-world situations almost instantly.)
Best of all, if life throws you any curveballs, support is just one click away. Anytime a pressing issue came up, our coach responded within a few hours. Lantern is a bit pricy—it’ll set you back $49 per month—but it’s the only thing that’s helped us cope with chronic stress. Everyone starts off with a 7-day free trial, plus the company is offering Greatist readers a 40 percent discount if they use the code GREAT at checkout.