Top 10 Mindfulness apps to improve your well-being
Mindfulness is an ancient philosophy that has been adapted by psychologists today, but can be used by anyone who wants to be happier and enjoy greater well-being.
The basic principles of Mindfulness are to be in the “here and now” , with a mentality of openness to experience and non-judgement, and with an attitude of compassion towards oneself and others.
There is a lot of research that has shown that it is a great strategy for dealing with the problems of the day.
- You can learn about its benefits in our article: “Mindfulness: 8 benefits of full care”
Since Mindfulness is in fashion, in recent years different applications have appeared that help to practice this millenary method. Below you can find a collection of the 10 best Mindfulness apps .
Intimind is a meditation application developed by experts in Mindfulness . It has a repertoire of 11 free meditations, so you only need to invest 10 minutes a day to practice full attention and benefit from the benefits of Mindfulness.
But in order to advance in this millenary practice, it is possible to subscribe to all the content with the flat rate for less than 10 euros per month. There are different programs (anger, fear, pregnancy, etc.) and you can choose any of these programs from 19.99 euros and enjoy it forever.
This application is available for both iOS and Android.
2. The Mindfulness App
With this app it is possible to go on a journey towards well-being and mental balance , regardless of whether you are an expert or a beginner. With this app it is possible to enjoy guided and personalized meditations, timed sessions, meditation reminders and notifications to be in the present moment, statistics to follow the journey mindful .
There is a basic version with 200 guided meditations and some courses, but it is also possible to contract a premium subscription to enjoy more than 25 complete courses of Full Attention.
3. Insight Timer
One of the most popular apps in English that has been recently translated into Spanish , language in which it has had a great reception. It has more than 120 free meditations and more than 5000 guided meditations with the premium subscription. It also has 1200 teachers in the application and 850 free meditation music tracks. With this tool it is possible to time the meditations and participate in discussion groups and local meetings.
A new app that allows, thanks to Virtual Reality, to transport you to the most beautiful and peaceful places so that you can meditate and make use of music therapy. In this way you can relax and find the ideal situation to put yourself in mindful mode and reduce stress and anxiety levels.
You can use it from your mobile phone in full screen or in Virtual Reality mode for viewing with the use of Cardboard. For a unique experience it is better to have a virtual reality viewer like Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR
5. Mindfulness and meditation
Meditation and Mindfulness are not the same thing, but meditation is a great method to improve attention and mindfulness. This app is ideal for introducing Mindfulness into your daily life because you can perform the exercises from anywhere . In addition to the guided meditations, it is possible to access 150 meditation rooms in the user network. The application will also provide you with a phrase every day to help you start your day in mindful mode.
6. Mindfulness Sci
Mindfulness Sci is an app developed to collaborate with a research product on the practice of Full Care and is scientifically endorsed by the group Asociación Instituto Aragonés de Investigación y Promoción de la Salud. Its features include: virtual instructor that guides the practice, Mindfulness level test (which is the subject of the research), videos and illustrations to make the practice easier and alarms and reminders.
7. Mindfulness guided meditation
As its name indicates, it is an application of guided meditations , for those people who decide to learn the practice of Full Attention but who do not have much time to attend the face-to-face sessions. Therefore, through its narrated meditations, in which it is possible to select different voices, people who use the app will be able to progress at their own pace and improve their well-being with each passing day. Without a doubt, a wise choice to forget about stress and anxiety.
8. Mindfulness Gym
An indispensable tool if you want to get your mind in shape . It helps you to always be in the present moment with a non-judgmental mind. The app has different tools for you to direct your attention and observe your thoughts and emotions and then accept them. Using this app for 5 to 15 minutes a day is enough to improve your well-being.
9. Mindfulness Focus Now
Learning to use attention voluntarily and to be aware of the reality that surrounds us is one of the keys to being in the here and now and to adopting a Mindfulness mentality. This app has been designed to facilitate the learning of concentration and the beginner’s mind , that is, an observant and non-judgmental mind.
Stress, depression and anxiety are one of the great evils of today’s society , because the pace of life we lead and living constantly in our expectations does not favor our welfare at all. Being in the present, connected to ourselves and our environment, with compassion and kindness is one of the best ways to face the difficulties we may encounter throughout our lives.
This application is perfect for acquiring coping skills in unpleasant situations in our lives, as well as learning how to live better, more fully. In it you will find: guided self-help methods, mood tracking, recording daily thoughts, daily challenges, etc.
Other wellness apps
In addition to these Mindfulness apps, it is also possible to find other mobile applications that aim to help people with anxiety, phobias or depression .
You can check it out in our articles:
- Top 11 Apps for Treating Depression
- 15 apps to treat anxiety
- 8 apps to treat phobias and fears from your smartphone