Do you get stressed out? Over anything at all? I certainly do! It’s clearly part of who I am. I am very pleased, therefore to have stumbled onto this app: Calm. It’s a programme of guided meditation, and so far for me it’s made a little bit of a difference to my life. Even a little bit, can help a lot.
In the last few months, I’ve gone from the immediate “Jules-Smash!” reaction to “Jules-Take-A-Deep-Breath”. That’s a big deal.
The best thing about this app, is that it’s focused on a universality of patience and acceptance of self. There are no religious messages, therefore it’s suitable for everyone who wants to simply take a step back from the pressures of the world.
It’s available as an app for both Android and Apple. Even their website has a demonstration of their programme on the homepage. Go and try it out for yourself. The short basic guided programmes are free, but you can also pay for an annual subscription which open up all of the other options. I’ve recently gone for that, simply because I’ve exhausted the free stuff already! And I’ve found it to be helpful.