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