An honest assessment of your emotional state in relation to where you are and what you are trying to accomplish, without judgment, has many progressive benefits. Mindfulness meditation has been known to help with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, general stress management, work efficiency and alertness.
There are some apps that are targeted specifically toward mindfulness meditation, and there are also apps that can work great as supplements to guide you in practice. Here are 10 particularly good ones.
The Now is simple yet profound. It introduces helpful insights through push notifications to remind the user of different ways of looking at things. For example, one such prod tells you to take notice of details in familiar places and see if you notice any changes.
Source: The Now in the App Store
Download The Now for iOS.
Headspace‘s simple guided meditations encourage good breathing. Taking 10 minutes a day to focus on breathing and observe your body in relation to its surroundings helps you feel more present. The app offers 10 free meditations, with a subscription for more available.
Observing positive things in everyday life and then posting about them is the objective of Happier. It’s a community of people who share and express gratitude for the nice things throughout their day. Just looking at the posts helps with positive thinking.
I Ching: Book of Changes is an app for browsing the I Ching. Consult the oracle to gain new perspectives and lots of healthy things to ponder.
Get I Ching: Book of Changes for iOS.
Monument Valley is a puzzle game that’s beautiful to look at, with zen-life graphics and a simple objective. Just as in life, where solutions are often found through different approaches, the progression of this game depends on the player’s resourcefulness in changing how they see the puzzles.