Review of my favourite meditation app Headspace

Hello,

This is a post I’ve been meaning to do for quite some time now. Meditation is one of the things that helps me to manage my anxiety and stress levels. If I’m honest I don’t do it as often as I should or would like to. There are a couple of things about this app that I really think makes it stands out in comparison with other meditation apps that I have tried. Before I properly begin I’d just like to say that this post isn’t sponsored and I’m not working with Headspace on this post, although that would be amazing!, I simply want to use this post to share with you what I like about Headspace. If you would like to check them out the website is:https://www.headspace.com/

So I started using the free version of Headspace a year or two ago and I was pretty impressed. There is a guided and unguided meditation and you can do a ten day guided basic meditation. You can repeat the ten day guided basic meditation as often as you like but you can’t do any different meditations while having the free meditation scheme. It’s a while since I’ve used the free scheme so I can’t remember what else you can avail of. The app has since been updated so there could be more or less.

After using the app for a while I wanted to use more meditations and ones that were different to the ones I had been using for quite some time. I have a friend who had been using the app too with the paid version and it sounded great! The paid for version for Headspace costs seventy five dollars.

This version has a huge variety of meditations to choose from. There’s still the variety of guided and unguided meditations but this time you also get a choice of meditation minis:

  • 1 minute- Breathe and Body Scan
  • 2 minutes- Unwind and Focus
  • 3 minutes- Refresh and Restore

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There are also a variety of meditation packs to choose from that have 30 meditations within them; one for each day of the month. These meditations include:Stress

  • Managing Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Regret
  • Productivity
  • Prioritization
  • Balance
  • Motivation
  • Concentration

These are only a couple of the many meditation packs it has to offer.

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What really impressed me was that the app had a variety of options to choose from in regard to the time limits of each meditation. For people like me who are new to meditation it is great to have the option to complete a short one that’s either three minutes or five minutes long. It’s a nice way to work yourself up to longer and more complex meditations in the future.

I was never a huge fan of meditation if I’m entirely honest. I found it difficult to concentrate on what the speaker was saying and it frustrated me that I wasn’t in control. The meditations I had done in the past went on for twenty or thirty minutes and they seemed endless. Whereas with Headspace you can choose the topic and the time limit. Another great thing is that the speaker, Ian, doesn’t speak for the whole time, there’s gaps in the speech that give you time to reflect and readjust.

I’d definitely recommend using headspace if you are trying meditation for the first time or just want an app for meditation. It has a variety of meditations to choose so there’s something for everyone. It’s well designed and brightly coloured which makes it fun and inviting to use.

Have you ever used Headspace?

What do you think of it?

Girl Masked

36 Comments Add yours

  1. Headspace is one of my favorite apps!!

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Ah brilliant, high five!

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  2. I’ve used headspace in the past and liked it but this really wants me to give it another go again! X

    Ashleigh | http://ashleighwrites.co.uk

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  3. Bexa says:

    I’ve used this app in the past and thought it was great! For meditation I normally put on a guided relaxation on YouTube. Although I think I’ll check out HeadSpace again as it looks like it has updated a lot since I first used it. Thanks for the great review 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Glad you enjoyed using it too! Yeah, there’s some great meditations on youtube too! No bother at all. xx

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  4. I’m just downloading it now. Thanks for the post x

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Oh fab! No problem at all! Hope you enjoy it! Do let me know what you think of it! Best wishes. x

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  5. Kristin says:

    I have never tried meditation though it is something i have been curious about for a long time. This seems like a really interesting app!

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Yeah, it certainly is. Thanks for reading my post!

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  6. Emma says:

    I’ve never heard of Headspace but after reading this it’s made me really intrigued to check it out 🙂

    Emma | http://www.lifeofemmax.co.uk

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Great, hope you enjoy! 🙂

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  7. I used Headspace for a while and really liked it but found there’s only so much you can do with the free version. I bet the full app is great!

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      That’s true, yeah. Yeah, it’s pretty good!

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  8. glowsteady says:

    I’ve been meaning to try Headspace for the longest time now and I haven’t got around to installing it yet (story of my life). It looks like it has so many great features though, you’ve definitely given me a push to do it x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Great, I hope you enjoy it! Let me know how you get on with it! x

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  9. Mindfulness apps are really amazing aren’t they! I can’t get on board with Headspace because for some reason, the man’s voice just really grates on me but luckily there’s such a big market now! I’m so glad its working for you! 🙂
    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      They certainly are. Ah no worries at all. Yeah, that’s true. There’s such a variety of apps to choose from. Thank you! 🙂 x

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  10. ofbeautyand says:

    I used this app ages ago – I need to start again x

    http://www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Hope you enjoy. Thanks for reading! x

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  11. I love this app, it really is one of my favourites. 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | AlishaValerie.com

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Ah that’s great! x

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  12. I see this being advertised a lot but I never used it. I might give it a try but just the free version for now.

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Great, hope you enjoy!

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  13. I have heard so many great things about the Headspace app, I think that it’s high time that I tried it out for myself! I’m really impressed with the variety of meditations that this app can take you through, there seems to be something for every mood, time of day, and occasion! I really like the way that you can choose a time limit for your meditation as well, I completely relate to what you have said about 25 to 30 minute meditations seeming endless! Great post, you have definitely sold Headspace to me!

    Abbey xx

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Great, hope you enjoy it! Yeah it’s so handy and useful that there is a variety of meditations to choose from. Thanks so much!
      Kate xx

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  14. hudapervez says:

    Heard so much about this app! I actually downloaded this couple of months ago and then completely fell off the meditation
    thing! I love how they have an option for people who need help in a specific area! xx

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Okay. Yeah same here, it’s a really good idea.

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  15. Headspace is something that I’ve considered trying for a while, as I’ve heard so much about it! I tried it once but to little success, but I might give it another go!

    Hayley X
    Lifethroughtsg.com

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Cool, yeah sometimes that happens to me sometimes and I give them another go.

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  16. This sounds like such a great app and one I think I need. I’ve always wanted to start meditating but o just didn’t know where to start, now I do!

    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk / http://www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Yeah, I love it! Hope you enjoy it too! Let me know how you get on with it! Best Wishes.

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  17. Saychelles says:

    Hiya! Great post, I reviewed the app a few weeks back actually: http://www.saychelles.com/2018/06/03/get-some-headspace/ – I did really like it but found it hard to commit to long term, but may revisit at some time in the future. Mx

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      Thank you! Oooh great! I’ll have a look!

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  18. Thanks for reviewing and helping to get the word out about this wonderful app! I have always sucked at meditating (or so I thought), but then Andy came along and changed the game for me. So glad you also liked it 🙂

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    1. GirlMasked says:

      No problem at all! Thanks for reading my post! x

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