Mindfulness & Meditation

are meditation apps worth it?

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Answered a Question    Aug 16

Using meditation apps is a great way to help incorporate a consistent meditation practice into your life.
The reason is that apps help you, first of all, learn how to meditate, especially when doing guided meditations where an instructor is guiding you through the meditation.
They are easy to use, and it's right there in your pocket, which can make a huge difference for those who want to just meditate in their own home but also want to do guided meditations.

It also helps keep the meditation frequency and length at a healthy level. An issue many people have is keeping the habit of meditating every day. With meditation apps, you can set reminders for when to meditate.

Another great benefit is that you can set the amount of time you want to meditate for. This is a big issue with people who are new to meditation. They think that they have to meditate for 30 minutes or even longer for it to be effective, so they start out by meditating for longer periods of time, which end up just causing them to burn out and lose motivation for the practice completely. With meditation apps, you can choose to meditate for 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or however long you want, but there is a great emphasis on the 5-minute meditations, which is perfect for beginners as it helps them become comfortable with the meditation practice and reduces their risk of feeling overwhelmed with it.

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