Practicing mindfulness on-the-go has never been easier. If you're a smartphone user these apps make it easier to work mindfulness or meditation into your daily routine. Of course, if you prefer to actually pick up a book and read, we've listed a few of those here as well!
This is a great tool for advanced meditation, but it’s especially helpful for beginners. Jump into a mindfulness session any time you have a moment free to yourself. You can set your reminders for the times of day that you need to take a quick break and relax.
Headspace - Available for IOS or Android
Headspace makes it easy for people just learning the art of meditation. You can also purchase programs to help you meet specific goals, like improving concentration, increasing focus, or improving your relationships. Features a beautifully designed interface and includes:
Daily individual meditation sessions
Meditation reminders that you can set to keep you on track with your practice
Random intermittent 'mindfulness buzzers' throughout the day to check in with yourself
A simple and straightforward introduction to Buddhist meditation practice from one of the country's leading authorities on stress-reduction techniques. The program has as its goal a personal transformation of the listener.
Living - John Kabat-Zinn
Originally published in 1990, the revised version of the book is a friendly guide and support if you wish to begin or to deepen a daily practice of mindfulness in your own life, especially in the face of stress, pain, or a chronic illness.
This app gives you the option to check-in with how you are doing, mentally and physically, and then lists a list of meditations tailored specifically to you. They are meant to support and help you to deal with whatever is going on in your daily life.
Buddhify - Available for IOS or Android
Features custom meditations for 15 different parts of your day including, being online, taking a work break and going to sleep, Buddhify will help you de-stress, sleep better and bring more awareness and compassion to all parts of your life.
The user friendly interface has over 80+ guided auto tracks that range from 5-30 minutes. The user friendly interface also includes a highly customizable visual meditation section.