The holidays are over, work is work and your in-laws’ next visit isn’t for another six weeks. So why is it so hard to chill out and just...be?
Like everything else, serenity is just a tap away. Here are the top three tried-and-true meditation apps we use to unwind.
Buddhify Our latest favorite is worth five bucks for its gentle sense of humor and beautiful, rainbow-pinwheel design. Just choose the color-coded tab that corresponds with what you’re doing right now--waking up, traveling and eating are among the 14 choices--and listen as a soothing voice guides you into a state of blissful well-being.
Calm Can’t sleep? Download this free app and play one of its ten nature loops--background sounds like chirping birds or lapping tides--to lull you into dreamland. Calm also comes with a seven-step meditation how-to primer and guided sessions ranging from two to 20 minutes.
Stop, Breathe & Think This free, approachable-looking app starts by checking in on your mental, physical and emotional well-being, then leads you through meditations that focus on infusing your life with kindness and compassion.