Finding Zen: 3 meditation apps to relax and reduce stress

If the hustle and bustle of life has you stressed, meditation can be an effective way to tamp down anxiety. Think you don’t have the time or patience? Not so fast. These three smartphone apps make it quick and easy, even if you only have five minutes to spare.

Mindfulness: This app comes outfitted with numerous silent and guided meditations, plus you can set up reminders to meditate at specific times, locations and days of the week.


Headspace: A subscription service that you can test for free, Headspace allows you to learn the basics of meditation for 10 minutes a day over 10 days. Love it? Subscribe for countless meditations, and even a special series that allow you to focus on health, performance or relationships. You can also track progress and keep stats on yourself and friends using the service.


Simply Being: Aptly named, this simple app offers guided meditations from five to 30 minutes, including a choice of music or nature sounds. Just two clicks and you’re off to a state of inner peace.

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