I always felt sort of awkward when it came to meditating. It felt foreign to me when I sat and really tried. I had little to no clue how the people on Instagram talked about feeling renewed after just sitting and thinking. More times than not, I ended up only doing it for a few minutes before I felt dumb and quit. That is, until I discovered a simple little app on my phone.
The app is known as “Headspace”. Headspace simply fits its name. It allows to fully immerse yourself in hundreds of different themed sessions by providing you step-by-step instructions and forcing you to take time for your mental health. Andy Puddicombe is the voice of Headspace. He is a meditation and mindfulness expert who has appeared on TED talks and Netflix. His voice is soothing and is perfect for guiding you on this journey of meditation and mindfulness.
Another cool feature on Headspace is that it also provides animations if you’re better at visualizations. The app actually incorporate both animations and listening in its sessions. This allows you to be able to relate to the session more and understand what Andy is explaining.
Headspace isn’t just for adults. They have a section for kids as well. What’s great is that the sessions are divided by age groups. So your 5 year old doesn’t get bored while listening to something that’s geared towards older kids (which is great!).
There are a ton of freebies on this app. In fact, you are able to try the first Basics pack completely free. These sessions run from 3 to 10 minutes depending on how much time YOU want to meditate. It also has various free sessions in its many other packs the app offers. After getting tired of the freebies, you can always subscribe to the app and unlock full packs. Subscription various if you want a monthly, yearly, or the lifetime plan. The prices are reasonable for what you’re gaining out of Headspace.
If you couldn’t tell already, I love this app. I have incorporated into my daily living. It has been helping me improve my self-esteem, stress, and sleep just by listening to it at least 5 minutes a day. If someone told me I could replace my Melatonin with meditating every night, I would have told them that they were crazy. I’m able to instantly fall asleep to this series and wake up refreshed.
So go ahead, give it a try, and let me know what you think in the comments below.
Till Next Time,
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