FIND YOUR ZEN: 5 MINDFULNESS APPS TO HELP YOU ‘BE’
Mindfulness is one of the biggest buzzwords of 2018, and with good reason: 1 in 5 Aussies will experience some form of mental health disorder every year. Read on for 5 Mindfulness apps recommended by fitpreneur Travis Jones.
When was the last time you took some time out to meditate? If the answer is never, I feel you. It’s like there aren’t enough hours in the day sometimes – especially to sit and do ‘nothing’. But sometimes that’s exactly what our minds and bodies need.
I love how comfortable people are becoming talking about mental health. I wrote an article about my own battles with anxiety recently, and the response from my friends and families was overwhelming: they could relate.
And the biggest takeaway was that a lot of my friends use and recommend apps to help them meditate, relax and find their big picture. But which apps are the best to use and why?
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Travis Jones is a fitness entrepreneur, businessman and business coach who is a firm believer in meditation to help regulate emotions, decrease stress, anxiety and depression, and even help us reach our fitness and weight loss goals.
The Headspace app is simple and straight-forward. It’s free to download and takes just 10 minutes per day to complete. However, to utilise more of the app, you do need to pay to unlock sessions.The guide’s voice is calming and relaxing. He’s also British! Hot.
The Buddhify app has a range of themes to choose from so users can find a meditation style that best suits their personality.
It also means you can tailor your session to what you’re doing at a specific time of day, such as sitting at your desk or on the train.
Travis particularly recommends their ‘sleep meditation’ – which I’m going to be giving a go to help with my chronic insomnia.
3. The Mindfulness App
Travis loves this one. You can choose a timed meditation from 3-30 minutes so you have zero reason not to relax. The app has in-build stats to help you track your progress and create a positive habit. It also has ‘Relaxation Reminders’ so you don’t forget.
4. Simply Being
This app provides simple, guided meditations with a range of themes to choose from, depending on your mood. It also gives you the option to listen to just the voice, or with music or nature sounds.
5. Relax Melodies
Or if you don’t want a guided meditation, the Relax Melodies app is pure background music. Perfect for pretending you’re at the spa instead of your shitty desk job.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how you meditate and find mindfulness – it just matters that you do it. Check out Travis Jones on Instagram for a daily dose of inspiration.
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