I don’t think I’d be going out on a limb if I guessed that you — like me — struggle with mindfulness in your daily life. Despite our best efforts to stay calm and centered, when the world comes crashing in we all told to lose ourselves.
In the lives we lead these days, it doesn’t even take the world crashing in for us to feel out of control and overwhelmed. I’ve long heard of the powers of meditation, and have tried for years to make it a daily part of my life. This year, I decided that guided meditations would help me better get there, as they felt like an easier way to make it work for me. It gives me something to concentrate on (the words of the meditation), as opposed to just my crazy thoughts.
Here are four mindfulness apps that I’ve downloaded that I think will help anyone who is in the early stages of the mindfulness journey.
Although I’d be exaggerating if I said an app could transform your life, I wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that a mindfulness app can really transform your approach to meditation. Honestly, having something prerecorded I can just press “play” on is so much easier to use than relying on my own willpower to keep my mind thought-free. Furthermore, it encourages me to use it anywhere — not just in a quiet room. Listening to my guided meditation in a cab might not be the best, but it’s a start, right?
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