My husband and I love to watch Shark Tank.
We recently watched an episode that featured an app you can download on your phone called Simple Habit. It’s basically for people who want to meditate but never have the time. I used to do yoga back in college and loved how relaxed I felt after each class because of the meditation sessions.
Simple Habit is a free app that includes several different types of meditation sessions. If you want to have unlimited access to all their meditation sessions, the price is about 15.49$/month. I have the free version and honestly I don’t feel limited at all, since even with the free version, you have access to hundreds of meditation sessions.
What’s great about this app is that you can set-up a reminder so it notifies you when it’s time to meditate.
I set-up my reminder at 7:30 am which is the time that I’m in the bus on the way to work. I know what you’re thinking. You meditate with people sitting next to you? Don’t they notice? Actually, no. I’ll be honest, the first time I did it, I wasn’t sure how it would be. You just put on your headphones, close your eyes and listen to the voice. And it’s only five minutes, so it’s really not too bad.
My favorite feature of this app is definitely their On The Go section.
It basically asks you what you’re doing and how much time you have and it will give you a customized meditation based on your answers. I find that option great because it has a meditation just for that specific scenario. Whether you’re walking, you’re on break at work, you had a hard day and need some motivation or you’re having trouble sleeping, there’s a meditation designed just for that. It’s perfect for those really busy days when you just need like a five-minute break to relax, take a deep breath and refocus. I often find that in today’s world, we’re always running to go to work and we’re so busy with our lives that we often don’t give ourselves some time to just relax and “smell the roses” as they say. So being able to say you know what, I just need five minutes to not think about anything and just be.
Here’s a list of a few meditations that I tried and found really helpful for me, but again, there’s so many available sessions that honestly, I would be surprised if you can’t find one that best suits you.
- Improve Focus
- Find Happiness
- 31-Day Fresh Start
- Sleep Better
- Peaceful Evening
- Be Here Now
- Morning Meditation in Bed
So if you’re looking to meditate but you don’t want to go to the classes and want to be able to do it on your own time from wherever you want, be it at home, work or while commuting, make sure to download the app!
You can find more information here: https://www.simplehabit.com/