2019 is the perfect year for self care and relaxation. The later of course, is easier said than done. Here are 5 great apps which can help you learn to take time out of your busy day to rest your mind and ground yourself in the present moment.
“Calm” is free to download and the moment you open the app you will be gifted with a series of calming sounds from rain on the window to a crackling fire. The app also contains guided meditations along with a library of calming sounds and bedtime stories.
“Aura” offers a selection of short guided meditations that you can do on the go. They are voiced by different mindfulness teachers over calming music so you can calm down to a voice that soothes you on the bus ride home.
“Headspace” makes meditation and mindfulness simple. The daily guided sessions are great for building a habit of combating anxiety and stress. You can track your progress and set reminders so that meditation becomes part of your day to day routine.
“Buddhify” gives you guided meditation sessions based on your current activity. It will ask you questions to make you stop and think about how you are feeling in the present moment.
Stop, Breathe & Think
“Stop, Breathe & Think” collects self-recorded data on how you are feeling so it can select a mindfulness exercise to suit your current mood. There’s lots of great features and exercises including a body scan which has you tuning into the different sensations your body is feeling.