In today’s hustle and bustle world where you feel like you are going out of your brain with stress, you might consider mindfulness apps as the chill pills the doctor should have ordered. Mindfulness apps are meant to bring you out of your frenzy day to day world with creating a feeling of inner peace that slows you down for a moment or two…or three on those really crazy days! With all the demands on your time such as career, finding the right partner (dating, ugh!), and starting a family, you already know what stress really is.
So if you feel like life is draining all your energy then it’s time to consider a good way to deal. Mindfulness apps teach you that inner peace isn’t always as “touchy-feely” as it sounds, just a good way to stop, smell the roses and take a few deep breathes in your otherwise hectic day. Here are 10 of the very best mindfulness apps out that will maximise your inner peace.
This app’s motto is “treat your head right.” The website for it details exactly what it can do for you. You can try it for free, but eventually, it does charge you after 10 days of trial time. Their mission though is to get people to meditate in a mindful way that helps them decompress a few times per day. They back it by some pretty serious science, so you do feel like you are actually doing something beneficial for your mind, body, and soul. Or at least it’s more helpful to your mental wellness than endless games of “Angry Bird.”
An app that smiles for you? Sound like a good deal! Created by a team of psychologists, this will teach you the art of meditation. It’s geared towards the younger generation who grew up in the tech-savvy area of smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Yet, the app says that sometimes being too connected can be stressful. This guided meditation will even help out the very young, in the 7-11 age range. So this is a unique program that is geared towards all ages as opposed to other mindfulness apps, which aim for a crowd no longer drinking out of a juice box.
The Mindfulness App
There are mindfulness apps and then there is The Mindfulness App. This trademark-savvy app teaches meditation through twenty-minute bouts each day. It costs $2.99 but is well worth it for a simple program that is easy to follow.
An app that has the sole purpose of calming you down? Sign yourself up for some quiet relaxation with this one that is absolutely free. That’s a great thing, right? It’s a simple process to follow and takes you through timed meditation that can greatly reduce your stress levels.
Colorfy Coloring Book for Adults
Colorfy is an app that is different than meditation. It’s colouring books for adults! What could be cooler than relaxing with some digital crayons to draw away your troubles? This concept is becoming much more popular nowadays with actual colouring books geared towards adults. The pictures are quite intricate and beautiful so in no time at all, you will have some lovely artwork that you have created yourself to admire.
A clever app that takes you through easy to follow, guided meditation. Its goal is to get you to pause a few times daily to have a mindful reflection. You are supposed to practice it morning, a midday break, and at night as well for the best possible outcome. You’ll feel more relaxed, and happy after just one solid week of use.
You want to channel the great Buddha when you use this unique app. It’s meant to bring mindfulness into the “modern life” as it goes. There are over 80 guided meditations to suit your needs on this app that has won many awards since it was created. You get 11 hours of content for one single price that the website says isn’t more than the cost of a few cups of coffee.
Another app that boasts a cool meditation awareness, Omvana is meant to be practised a few times a day for the best results. They say it the number one app of its kind, and you can get up to 25 audio motivational tracks for free. Each one is meant to lull you into a gentle meditative state with the soothing music and vocal tracks.
The Insight Timer app is a little different than most of the others. It’s a free app that collectively counts the number of people using the app, and for how long each day. So that’s kind of a cool start to look up that if you use the app, you know you’ll be a part of. There are over 30 countries using this app daily. THey are launching a new interface that will be even better than ever before in February 2016. So that’s something to look forward to especially since this app is free.
When “Dharma” comes up, the hit television show, “Lost” comes to mind. Don’t you miss that show? Just making sure you are still paying mindful attention here! Anyway, for a piece of calm, the Dharma Seed app is meant to share the spoken teachings of Buddhism. Plus it’s free so why not check it out?