Have you heard of Calm.com? It’s a collection of relaxation and meditation tools, some of which are free and some of which are accessed through subscription.
Just landing on the homepage lets you listen to gorgeous sounds of running water and birds—designed to help you close your eyes and take a refreshing 10-minute break in your stressful day.
They have a free smartphone app, and it’s great! One of the things we really like about the app …
… is that in order for the calming sounds to continue to play, you can’t do other apps at the same time. Which means you are purposefully setting aside some head-space for a break—for calm.
There are also timed, guided relaxation “meditation breaks” included both on the website and the app which guide you through gentle breathing and imagery to help you calm down from an anxious situation or to relax before or after a stressful event. Maybe even during a stressful event!
What do you think of trying a tool that allows you to put away everything else for just a few minutes to have some time for just yourself? … If we have convinced you to give the Calm app or site a try, tell us about your experience.