The 6 Best Mindfulness Apps for Busy Lives
Being a travel nurse is a demanding job – the long hours and the often stressful work can leave us feeling drained at the end of the day. Exhaustion, especially when coupled with frequent travel across the country for our nursing assignments, can cause us to become too tired and lacking in energy to be able to focus on taking care of ourselves.
While there are many physical ways to de-stress (especially yoga!), there are other things you can do to try to cope with your day-to-day anxieties and to achieve peace and calm, such as making time to pause and meditate. Practicing mindfulness can make it so much easier to cope with the stresses of everyday life, and allow you to enjoy the amazing benefits of travel nursing and exploring the continent! They key is learning to find time for self-reflection, to focus on your breathing, to be in the moment, and to let go of any overwhelming feelings of anxiety.
Here are our top 6 apps for practicing mindfulness – try them out and find the one that works for you!
Opening the home screen for this app is the first step to regaining your calm – you can personalize it with a range of soothing pictures, nature sounds and pieces of music. Within the app, there’s a huge selection of meditation exercises of different lengths to accompany all kinds of activities, a series of breathing exercises and a great selection of sleep stories.
Straightforward and easy to use, this British app is recommended across the globe due to its charming look and its focused, varied exercises. It’s great for beginners and has a really useful progress-tracking system, as well as the ability to connect with other meditative buddies.
This is often seen as the best mindfulness app (not just because of its name!) due to its accessibility and its range of meditation tracks. It can also be linked to other health-based apps on your phone, which means it can slot in fairly seamlessly into your life.
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Aura has a series of short bursts (no longer than 15 minutes) of meditative activities, including meditations, life coaching lessons, stories, and music pieces. It also tracks how you use the app to personalize the sessions and let you check your progress.
Designed by skeptics for skeptics, this app is a great introduction to mindfulness if you’re a beginner. It’s updated every week, and is designed to tackle anxiety and poor sleep to bring calm and happiness to fidgety people. It’s non-intrusive, simple to use, and has guided meditations for every situation.
This app has meditations organized by theme, in a gorgeous colorful wheel. You pick what you’re up to or how you’re feeling, and the app suggests tracks to fit with your mood or activity, so it’s great for using on the go.
Living a Rock Star life is no easy task! Hopefully one of these 6 app’s will suit you and you can begin your journey of peace and tranquility!
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