It’s easy to get lost in work and forget that you need to have work-life balance. The good news is, there are many helpful apps to relax and take care of your mental health. Here are some of the top meditation apps in the market that you can try.
Award-winning app Balance offers a personalised mediation experience aimed at helping people to improve their stress, sleep, mood and more. The meditation app customises your experience by ascertaining your current meditation level, how often you aim to meditate, and the skills you’d like to master. You can switch between completing meditation courses or opting for single meditation practices.
The name of this app is apt because given all its features, it will definitely make you feel calm. With a variety of programmes for beginners, intermediate and advanced users, this app is perfect for anyone who’s looking to meditate, relieve stress and chill.
On top of that, you can also choose to have different lengths of programmes at 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes, so you’ll be able to arrange a session that fits your schedule.
This app is your one-stop for everything related to mindfulness. It stores hundreds of articles on meditation, sleep and stress & anxiety—literally everything you need to know about having a piece of mind.
If you’re looking to switch off and have a good night’s rest, have a listen to one of Headspace’s many unique audio experiences. If you’re looking to train your mental and physical well-being, Headspace also has a Move Mode, allowing you to train with various exercises. Truly an all-in-one-app.
If you’d like to explore the Buddhist practice that’s over 1,500 years old, this app would be a great introduction to it. Zen: Meditation & Sleep is an app that gives you guides and easy-to-follow instructions to relaxation, deep sleep, mood improvement and more.
This app also has a unique binaural beats therapy with frequencies for chakra healing, endorphin release, intelligence boost and much, much more. Great for your mind, body and soul.
It’s always important to track your progress, especially if you intend to grow and improve on a certain aspect of your life. And The Mindfulness App just does that. On top of all its guided and time meditation sessions, it also gives reminders and statistics so you stay focused on your practice.
It also shows the total and average time you spent meditating, as well as the number of sessions you’ve attended, so you can track your progress.
Get in touch with your emotions and rest with Aura. With this app, you’ll be able to learn how to manage your emotions and find what works for you. With thousands of empowering audio tracks, Aura will help you with sleep, meditation, life coaching and even more.
What’s more is that there’s even a gratitude journal, so you can note down the things you’re grateful for every day and improve your well-being.
If you own an Apple Watch, making use of the Breathe App is a must. It helps you set aside a few minutes a day to relax, allowing you to practise your breathing, your mindfulness, stress levels and overall health.
Getting in the right mind frame can help with a lot of things—your mental health, your relationships, the way you work and more. With Ten Percent Happier Meditation, you’ll be able to get into the right mind frame and stick to it.
On top of that, you can link the Ten Percent Happier with the Health app, allowing you to do and track a lot more all within one app.
It takes anywhere from 18 days to 254 days to form a new habit. With Simple Habit, you’ll get daily reminders so that you can form a new, good, helpful habit. Whether it’s to remember to take a five-minute breather or to have wellness therapy sessions, Simple Habit will help you with anything to do with mindfulness.
The great thing about this app is that you can integrate it with the Health App (if you have an iOS device). You can also choose to customise the app’s timer, allowing you to meditate and practise according to your preferences.
What’s more, the app also offers multi-day immersions, so you’ll be able to learn new techniques of meditators with quality guided instructions.
As the name of the app suggests, you only need three minutes a day to practise mindfulness.
Within those three minutes, you’ll be able to practise a range of breathing exercises to help you remain calm and relaxed for the rest of the day.
This article was first published in Cleo.