The holidays can be stressful, especially now that a lot of us have smartphones that seem to constantly alert us with notifications and distractions. While it’s always good to find some time to unplug and go tech free, our phones can actually be one of our greatest tools for de-stressing.
Scientific studies have shown that meditation and mindfulness a can boost your health and happiness. So this holiday season, carve out some time for peaceful reflection and check out the below apps:
Headspace – FREE
Headspace makes it easy for people to learn the art of meditation. Their level one course features 10 minute sessions for each day that help you get into the habit of meditating. Once you master level one, you can purchase a subscription that allows you to expand your meditation practice.
Calm – FREE
This app starts out with a seven-day program and is a great way for beginners to start meditation. It allows you to choose between options for sound and length of time, as well as scenes from nature to help you visually focus while you meditate.
Buddhify - $4.99
A mindfulness and meditation app that helps you incorporate these concepts into your entire day. The app includes 80 different guided meditation tracks.
The Mindfullness App – $1.99
This app lets you set the length of each mindfulness session and choose whether you want silent or guided meditations.
Omvana – FREE
This app gives you access to meditation sounds, music and guided sessions from meditation experts. You can set focus areas like mindfulness, stress reduction, relaxation, sleep and more. You can also set the length of each meditation session, ranging from 3 minutes to an hour.