Mindfulness has been taking over the world over the last few years. Astrology, tarot, spirit books, crystal healing, and of course meditation—these rising trends are a testament to the fact that mindfulness isn’t just a health fad. Millennials are burned out and in desperate need of calm and comfort.
In times of crisis, staying calm and finding solace is even more crucial. That doesn’t mean you must keep calm and “carry on” though, on the contrary, it means you should take the time to pay attention to your feelings and to the moment you’re navigating. This is essentially what meditation is all about.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a pro, anyone can (and should) meditate. We round up the five best meditation apps to relax your brain.
Describing its method as “CrossFit for the Mind”, FitMind offers a 30-day mental fitness challenge to help you cope with the stress and make rapid progress. Not into working out at home? Exercise your brain instead.
With 60 million users, headspace is the most popular meditation app on the market. It offers three, five or 10-minute guided meditation sessions focusing on breathing and embracing feelings. They also have themed special meditations, focusing on sleep and stress for example.
Is coronavirus triggering your emotions, making you feel like you’re on a rollercoaster? Don’t worry. Reflectly will help you focus on the ups and better deal with the downs by asking you simple questions like “how’s your day going”. Reflectly will make you open up about your feelings and overcome the things that are upsetting you, faster.
We’re particularly into the burnout series for those who might be going through a particularly overwhelming time. Having a hard time with your partner? Arguing with your boss? Simple Habit will help.
Insight Timer is more of a social app than just a classic meditation app. You can invite friends to join you during sessions and there are a lot of themes available, from self-love to fighting addictions. They also have a live stream program on Instagram that is worth checking out.