A few years ago when I was a new nurse, I read Dan Harris’ book 10% happier. In it, he shared how he fell head over heels in love with meditation after being a total skeptic. So I downloaded and used a few meditation apps to calm my nerves before walking into my new job. It was a total lifesaver and I wish I had stuck with it more frequently.
In a world where calm is so needed lately, meditation seems like one of the best ways to ease daily stress and anxiety. I’d also like to mention that it’s not a religious thing, no chants are needed or awkward pretzel-like sitting positions. In fact, I’ve done mediation while walking, and I most recently use it while laying in bed to help me sleep.
Sometimes, a little quieting of the constant chatter in our head is all we need to find the answers to life’s problems.
Check out the 5 best meditation apps I’ve gathered to get you started.
One of the top apps for meditation. Headspace has a lot to offer – from meditation for kids, to guided sessions on everything from stress, and anxiety, to helping you focus. There’s even emergency meditation sessions for when you need a quick calm.
Price: Free with trial
Find on Android
Insight Timer boasts thousands of mediation teachers to guide you through your meditation and is also one of the best mediation apps that’s free with over 5 million users they must be doing something right.
Find on Anroid