Calm – Relaxing to your Heart’s Content

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“Can I really spend a few minutes roving about some meditation app?” is what a naive former version of myself thought when first being given the suggestion to try such an app. It’s not that I thought meditation was baseless or impractical; personal experience alone has assured me that a few minutes of quiet thinking can do a lot to relax the mind.

My reluctance to try the app sprouted from the idea that if I have the time to use it, I should also have the time to be productive in some more important way. The notion that we could always spend our time in some more worthwhile way is common and understandable. Whether through leisure time or work, we want to be making the absolute best of every second we have so we can accomplish as much as we wish to. Calm changed my approach to this mindset, lending me the idea that taking a few minutes to simply calm and power down can be just as beneficial as constant efficiency.

You may have already heard of Calm, it has received some noteworthy titles, including 2017 iPhone App of the Year; a Google Play “Editors’ Choice”; and “the world’s happiest app” as found by a major study of 200,000 iPhone users. This mindfulness and meditation app offers programs, music, videos, lessons, stories: all focusing to strengthen your mind and combat mental health challenges (as stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression).

I’ve started using this app for a few weeks now and I love the feeling of peace it gives me during and after the sessions. One can use it before a high-stakes exam, before a swim meet, a morning stroll, a first date, a video game match; wherever, whenever, and for whatever reason you are using this app, it will put you in a great state of mind.

I mostly use the app at the very beginning and end of my day, getting me upbeat as I get out of bed in the morning and incredibly relieved as I get back into it towards the evening. I especially love using the sleep stories, which as indicated in their title, guide you towards a peaceful sleep. One of the recent stories I used took me through some of the beautiful landmark locations of rural Scotland, describing folk tale lore behind these areas. I have used these types of sleep stories on YouTube in the past, but I am stubbornly prone to actually having them work on me. This one, however, lured me to sleep in about ten minutes, breaking some personal sleep time records.

I especially love using the sleep stories, which as indicated in their title, guide you towards a peaceful sleep. One of the recent stories I used took me through some of the beautiful landmark locations of rural Scotland, describing folk tale lore behind these areas. I have used these types of sleep stories on YouTube in the past, but I am stubbornly prone to actually having them work on me. This one, however, lured me to sleep in about ten minutes, breaking some personal sleep time records.

Lots of virtual reality tools provide users experiences capable of soothing their bustling minds. I’m here to tell you that you can obtain just as satisfying an experience through the use of Calm.

Learn more about Calm here