Approved by the NHS and even trialled in Parliament, mindfulness is everywhere lately. The buzz around it makes it seem like a revolutionary new concept. Based on ancient Eastern meditation practices, mindfulness simply refers to the ageless idea of being fully aware of the now moment instead of fretting about the past or the future.
Sound like something you don’t have time for in your busy modern life? Then you might need mindfulness more than you realise. It helps immensely if you are rushed or stressed, teaching you not to be thrown by your thoughts but to stay calm.
And there really is no excuse not to learn, given that nowadays, as with everything, there’s an app for it. Here are 5 mindfulness apps that can get you started, and if you are already a mindfulness practitioner, can keep you consistent.
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