The problem is that, through all this stress, it’s also important we are working at maximum efficiency. There is no point hustling from point A to point B if we aren’t getting the job done. Stress, anxiety and disorganisation can be giant hurdles in the way of our goals.
Travis’ Top 5 Mindfulness Apps:
Simple, straightforward and not your typical flowery ‘peace, love and brown rice’ meditation experience. Headspace is free to download and takes just ten minutes per day to complete. It’s truly meditation for busy Gen Y.
The Buddhify app contains a host of themes to choose from, so you can find a meditation style that best suits your personality and what you are doing at that time of day – from sitting at work to sitting on the train. I particularly like their ‘sleep meditation’.
The Mindfulness App
I love this ap! You can pick a timed meditation anywhere from 3 to 30 minutes, and the inbuilt stats can help you track your progress and create a positive habit. You can even set ‘Relaxation Reminders’.
We use these simple guided meditations for our Luxury Fitness Retreats. There’s a solid choice of themes that are aligned with whatever mood you find yourself in, and you can choose to listen to the voice alone, or with music or nature sounds.
Not into the guided, voice-activated readings? Relax Melodies provides soothing background music to ease you into sleep or to allow you to focus through your own meditation practice, and be present and mindful.
Ultimately, it’s important you find the app that works for you; one that resonates with your personality and fits into your time constraints and lifestyle. Even if it’s just downloading a guided meditation off YouTube, there is no right or wrong answer. One of the best things you can learn is to take just a couple of minutes each day for yourself, and just…be!