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Focus on mental wellness in 2021 with these five meditation apps

Focus on mental wellness in 2021 with these five meditation apps

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Students of history know that there's no such thing as a "quiet period." Keeping calm, focus, and patience can be a challenge even outside the sweep of interesting times. Meditation has been found to have a range of mental health benefits, including:

  • Better and more restful sleep.
  • Improved and more consistent focus.
  • Stress and anxiety reduction.
  • Improved coping skills to better handle sudden jolts or surprises.
  • Better interactions with coworkers, partners, family, and friends.

It's often a useful method, whether you're working on a broader strategy or just need tools to take a break throughout the day. Yet finding time to meditate and effective guidance to do so can be a challenge. These five apps can help you make a change by putting mindfulness tools in your pocket and fitting your practice into your schedule.

Welzen meditation app (lifetime subscription, $29.99, 80% off)

With guided meditations ranging from micro-breaks for the workday to full series focused on specific goals, Welzen is excellent for building a practice. It's also available offline and has a section for kids to launch their own practice. 

Relax Melodies meditation app (lifetime subscription, $79.99, 68% off)

Focused on better sleep, Relax Melodies offers music, soundscapes, sound baths, guided meditations, breathing exercises, and more to both help you sleep and achieve deeper and more restful slumber. You can mix and match as well to create your own custom soundscape.

Unplug Meditation (one-year subscription, $39.99, 43% off)

Unplug is a virtual studio, built to allow you to drop in at any time and use one of the growing libraries of guided meditations. There are more than 700 videos instructed by a staff of experts with a range of approaches, so you can choose what suits you best.

Rootd Anxiety & Meditation (one year subscription, $25.99, 56% off)

Rootd aims to be "anxiety and panic attack relief in your pocket." Female-founded, the app uses advice and exercises from experts to give you a suite of tools to manage and reduce anxiety and panic. It's especially useful in situations where you can't reach a counselor or use other tools to manage anxiety. 

Omvana Meditation (one-year subscription, $39.99, 33% off)

Focused on improving performance, Omvana offers both a broad library of meditation tracks and a unique tool that lets you combine any two tracks to achieve specific goals or simply customize to your liking. 

Prices subject to change.