5 Meditation Apps to Help You Relax
Updated: Mar 3
We’ve all been there where you’re tired, heavy eyes, and your head to bed only for your mind to wander and be filled with everything from worrying if you’ve paid a certain bill to asking yourself why they keep making Fast & Furious movies. It’s your mind’s ability to wander that can be the difference between a good, restful night’s sleep and one of infuriating insomnia.
Thankfully, one of the reasons for starting meditation is to help focus your mind, which will lead to better sleep and a feeling of being more at peace. However, with our busy lives, especially if you’re in a house full of distractions during the lockdown, finding time to follow your meditation journey can be difficult.
We have had a look at a few smartphone apps that can help get you organised and on your way to feel rested.
If you’re a little sceptical about meditation, try the Headspace app. It features cheerful illustrations, animations, and tips, while a soothing voice guides you through the different stages and tells you what to do. The first 10 sessions are free, allowing you to try it out before subscribing.
‘Doomscrolling’ through social media and news feeds will have a detrimental effect on your mental wellbeing. Happify will help you achieve a more positive attitude, and it will pose questions to help tailor mediation exercises that are right for you.
This app will ask how you are feeling when you open it, and it is a great way to reflect on your feelings, to which it will offer suitable suggestions on how to improve your mood.
Meditation Timer Pro
You won’t be alone if you find you doze off while meditating, but while setting an alarm on your phone is good for waking up in the morning, the abrupt noise will undo all the meditative work you’ve just done. Meditation Timer Pro will allow you to customise your experience, with easy start and stop timers for your session.
The app greets you by reminding you to take a deep breath, and will then provide you with soothing background sounds that you can turn on as you are working, going to sleep, or following a guided meditation.
If you’re looking to start mediation with Still Mind training, talk to us today.