Are you always busy? Doing the tasks on your to-do-list? Doing things for others? Do you experience stress or anxiety? Are you always in your head? Don’t you know how to deal with life sometimes? Are you feeling lost? Then it’s time to give yourself some ‘Headspace’.
Who is not feeling one of these things in the current society? There is so much we want to do and so much we are expected to do. Even though many of us have everything we need, we are not happy. We don’t feel well. There is too much to deal with. To deal with all these things, we need to take care of our mental health.
One of the tools I use is the app Headspace. Plan some time for yourself on a daily basis. With this app you can learn to meditate, improve your focus and get some help if you have problems with sleeping.
Headspace has a mission: to improve the health and happiness of the world. According to their website, Headspace is your mind’s best friend. They use science-backed meditation and mindfulness tools to support your mental health. And using Headspace will reduce stress.
It all started with Andy Puddicombe, the voice of Headspace. He is a meditation and mindfulness expert, presenter and writer. In his early twenties, midway through a university degree in Sports Science, he made the decision to travel to the Himalayas to study meditation instead. It was the start of a ten year journey around the world, culminating with ordination as a Tibetan Buddhist monk in Northern India. He came back to London where he completed a degree in Circus Arts and started with his plans of what later became Headspace.
I have been using this app for about two years now. Every day there is a program that has been made for you, which you can follow throughout the day. Personally I like to start the day with ‘The Wake Up’, I select mostly ‘Today’s Mediation’ for a meditation and if I have problems with sleeping I use ‘Soundscape’. It’s also a good app to use when you need a break during your working day. I hope this app will be useful for you as well.