Training your Brain - There's an App for that
I have recently been turned on to a handful of wellness and brain-age-type apps for my phone.
My goal is twofold, one is to continue my overall self wellness and my second agenda is to keep my brain “firing on all cylinders”.
You probably have heard of Headspace, which is a great partner app for the Headspace website. Their motto is “Be kind to your mind – Less stressed. More resilient. Happier. It all starts with just a few minutes a day”.
Their main function is to make meditation accessible to everyone (I wasn’t aware that it was difficult to get meditation in some areas – Just a little humor). It does this through a smartphone app full of “guided meditations” (audio sessions where one of the company’s co-creators leads listeners on a journey of contemplation).
Headspace’s app is designed for the totally uninitiated. It expects that you’ve never meditated before and that you may not understand the “point” of meditation practice. Its goal is to teach you the foundational aspects of meditation in your first 10 days of using the app.
The company is banking that at least some users will like the app enough to shell out for a pricey monthly or annual subscription.
Now I’m not knocking Headspace, however, there are several free apps out there that are giving Headspace a run for their money. One of those apps is called “The Mindfulness App” and it is 100% free to use, whereas Headspace is $13 a month after your trial period.
I am not endorsing either app or website and I’m not paid to promote them.