The world of apps seems unlimited, there is an app for everything and nothing. So we asked ourselves if there was one that could help people with a burn-out and we quickly came to the name of Headspace, an application which mission is to teach you to relax and meditate. We asked Sara, a fervent adept of Headspace to tell us more about it.
“Last year, while dealing with a deep anxiety, insomnia and panic attacks, I discovered the Headspace app, recommended by my general practitioner. I remember vividly her telling me about it and how guided meditation could, in fact, help me at that particular moment.
So, a bit discouraged I confess, I went home and downloaded the app on my phone. I figured at least it wouldn’t do me any harm.
When you use it for the first time, there are a couple of really smart and simple videos explaining how guided meditation works in your brain, how it can help you and how the app itself works. So immediately, I was curious: simple, non-exoterical and non-pretentious videos with funny cartoons talking about meditation? I’m in!
Everything is made simple: you only need a pair of headphones, some quiet space and 10 minutes of your 24-hour long day. That’s it.
Basically, in a matter of just a few days, I realized that taking only 10 min a day to meditate would tremendously increment my well being, both mental and physical.
The app has a basic package that everyone has free access to so, you only need to install it on your phone. But if you want to benefit more from it, I honestly recommend you pay any of the available subscriptions (monthly, annual or lifetime) so you can access the specific packages made for your specific “problem”: from anxiety, to fear of flying, pain management, burnout, grieving, acceptance, productivity or even self-esteem, just to name a few, there’s pretty much a bit of everything for everyone, divided into 8 categories. It has 30-day long packages and single, quick, emergency meditations. (No, I’m not being endorsed to say these things.)It has really helped me in the long term and I have recommended it to lots of my friends, which are now using it daily. I use it at home, at the park or pretty much everytime I need to refocus and strengthen mentally – like when I have a panic episode or if I feel a sudden fear of flying just before departure.
Andy has become my family and headspace, my anxiolytic.