Catch a break with these apps that help you meditate
It'll only take a minute
The app offers every mindfulness skill in the book: daily reminders for meditation and physical activity, audio guides that walk you through both, a pedometer and a mood mapper. Perfect for those looking to make small conscious changes.
It helps users cope with stress, decision anxiety and be more compassionate by sending simple reminders and preparing assignments to practice mindfulness. Eg: "Just a reminder to do whatever you are doing with your full attention, awareness, consciousness, mindfulness. Whatever you’d like to call it." Isn't that nice?
The simplest of the meditation apps, it offers guided meditations that last from just two minutes to a half an hour. Aided by scenic images and ambient sounds, the app offers a free seven day program to help you start your meditation journey.
5. The Little Memory
Offering a slightly different road to happiness, the app reminds you to take a moment to find the good in each day and write a few sentences or share a picture to your private account to commemorate what makes that day special and unique. On any bad day, you have weeks worth of joy to reflect back on.
If stress eating and frantic phone calls are becoming the norm, it's time to catch a break. Make a small change and indulge in a few minutes of meditation each day. Slow conscious breathing can help you relax, calm your mind and take stock of the situation before you're ready to start anew. Here are five apps to get you started:
1. 7 Second Meditation
Customise the app to notify you at a time of day you know will be stressful. Its guided meditation options take under a minute and help you calm down and go on with your day unfazed.