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Top 5 Apps for Mindfulness

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Published 02/08/2021
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Taking care of our mental health should be just as important as our physical health. The pandemic has taken a toll on our mental health one way or another which is why it is so important to spend some time that will help it. As we are coming out of lockdown (fingers crossed) soon we all still need to know how to cope with stresses in our everyday life. According to the NHS website, paying more attention to the present moment, and to thoughts and feelings, can help to improve mental wellbeing and enables people to enjoy life and understand themselves better.

Here will go through the top 5 apps for mindfulness:

#1 Headspace

Rated 4.8 on the app store it’s described as “your guide to mindfulness for your everyday life.” You’ll learn meditation and mindfulness skills from world-class experts. It’s also a great app if you’re busy as it includes short but effective 3 minute sessions. Also features SOS sessions for moments of panic, anxiety and stress. It’s won the Editors’ Choice award and has featured on The Ellen Show and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

#2 Calm

Rated 4.7 on the app store, Calm focuses more on sleep patterns. If you’re someone who struggles to fall asleep this app could be the one for you. Their feature Sleep Stories are bedtime stories that guarantee to lull you into a deep and restful slumber. It’s won Best of 2018 Award Winner from Apple and Happiest App in the World by Center for Humane Technology.

#3 Aura

Rated 4.6 on the app store. It states that Aura is the simplest solution to reducing stress and increasing positivity. The app works by asking questions about yourself and then provides you with guided 3-minute meditation sessions every day. You’ll be able to rate your sessions and the app will learn from you on how to improve your sessions each time. It was voted #1 by Apple on New Apps We Love.

#4 MyLife Meditation

Rated 4.7 on the app store this offers the perfect meditation experience for how you’re feeling at that time. It offers daily wellness check-ins and suggests personalised activities. If you’re anxious about lockdown lifting the app has soothing social anxiety features as well. MyLife Meditation has had over 5 million downloads and 17 million emotional check-ins and has been voted App of the Day 2020 by Apple.

#5 Insight Timer

Rated a 4.8 on the app store. It’s described at the social network of meditation by the Independent, you get to share and discuss with like-minded people your mindfulness experiences. You have guided meditations and talks led by the world’s top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers. The app has 80+ new free guided meditations added daily and you can track your stats, milestones and progress. It was voted Apps of the Year Winner by TIME Magazine and Women’s Health.

We hope you enjoyed this blog and if you are suffering from mental health in any way these apps are proven to help. However, please do talk to someone and don’t be ashamed - no one is 100% happy all the time.
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