In today’s episode, I review 5 mindful meditation apps that I think everyone should try to build their daily self-compassion practice.
Check out these easy apps to build a daily mindful meditation practice.
Here’s an Easy, Proven Way to Practice Mindful Meditation
You’re not alone in feeling this kind of fear and it is possible to manage and overcome three major mindset blocks with self-compassion.
5 Phone Apps Covered in the Episode:
- 10 Percent
- The Mindfulness App
I’ve shared 5 mindfulness and meditation apps that I highly recommend checking out. They all have free content plus relatively inexpensive subscription plans if you decide to upgrade.
They all have enough content to help you get started today. My suggestion is you try each of them out and pick just one to start your daily practice.
Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
Take a deeper look at self-compassion through the Imperfectly Perfect Self-Compassion Challenge at https://www.inspiringselfcompassion.com/challenge
10 Percent Happier: https://www.inspiringselfcompassion.com/tenpercent (30 day free guest pass)
The Mindfulness App: https://themindfulnessapp.com/
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Here’s an Easy, Proven Way to Practice Mindful Meditation Transcript
“May I be safe.
May I be happy.
May I be healthy.
May I live with ease.”
This simple Metta or Loving Kindness meditation is easy to master and repeat to yourself at moments when you desperately need kindness.
Adapted from Buddha’s teachings, it’s an excellent starting point for developing an easy practice.
This episode is sponsored by the Imperfectly Perfect 5 Day Self-Compassion Challenge, where you can discover self-compassion strategies that you can implement in less than 20 minutes a day. Find out more information at https://www.inspiringselfcompassion.com/challenge.
Are you sick and tired of all the negative self-criticism that creeps into your brain at the worst possible time?
Stop me if you’ve ever said or thought this before . . . “I’m not good enough. I’m going to be a failure. This has to be perfect.”
All you really want is a proven way to quiet that tiny little voice so you can move forward in your business – easier said than done, right?
Research has shown that there is one particular mindset shift that overcomes perfectionism, fear, failure, an imposter syndrome while increasing personal motivation, positivity and overall growth.
I’m speaking of the unlimited power of self-compassion when it comes to your mindset and your self-confidence in your entrepreneurial path.
This is Inspiring Self-Compassion with Sarah McLain.
Let’s get into how self-compassion can change your life and your business.
Hi, and welcome to this week’s episode of Inspiring Self-Compassion.
I’m Sarah McLain, and self-compassion is absolutely my jam.
You can find the show notes and links to the resources for this episode at https://www.inspiringselfcompassion.com/episode8.
Today’s podcast is all about giving you 5 easy phone apps to develop a daily mindfulness practice.
I’ve had the chance to explore lots of different mindfulness apps over the last few years and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you today.
10 Percent is my absolute favorite meditation and mindfulness app. Created by Dan Harris, the Meditation for Skeptics guy, it has courses, single meditations, sleep meditations, and special talks like “Mindfulness, Systemic Racism, and You.”
I adore the fact that it has a way to favorite the meditations I like. My absolute favorite sleep meditations exist on this app and are the reason why I sleep as easily as I do.
Some of the experts on this app include Sharon Salzberg, Sebene Selassie, Kelly McGonigal, Joseph Goldstein, and Jeff Warren. I totally suggest that you start with this app.
In fact, I’m sharing with you a 30 day 10 percent guest pass if you’re new to the app. Check out https://www.inspiringselfcompassion.com/tenpercent
Headspace is another popular meditation app. It has super cute animations to go with the mediations plus offers options to personalize your meditations by choosing male or female voices, timer lengths, and guided or unguided meditations.
They’ve recently added workouts in addition to their meditation courses, single meditations, and sleep meditations.
Check out Headpace at https://www.headspace.com/ and get two weeks free.
The third meditation app, Calm, has its own unique charms in addition to the same kind of meditations as 10 Percent and Headpace.
If you enjoy falling asleep to stories, Matthew McConaughey will read you Wonder or Tamara Levitt will read Wind in the Willows to you. Your children might enjoy meditations from Thomas the Tank Engine characters. There are awesome music mediations, too.
Check out the Calm meditation app at https://www.calm.com.
The Mindfulness App is the 4th app I want to highlight today.
Some of the guest experts included on the Mindfulness App include Kristin Neff, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, and Sharon Salzberg and they teach awesome courses to develop self-compassion and mindfulness.
Check out the app at https://themindfulnessapp.com/.
The last app that I want to highlight is Breethe (BREETHE). The great thing about this app is that you can set goals like deal with anxiety, sleep, dealing with COVID and it will recommend meditations that will be useful.
They also have multi-day and hypnotheraphy programs to help you develop your mindfulness practice.
Check out the app at https://breethe.com/ for your free access.
In today’s podcast, I’ve shared 5 mindfulness and meditation apps that I highly recommend checking out. They all have free content plus relatively inexpensive subscription plans if you decide to upgrade. As I’ve mentioned, 10 Percent is my favorite and you can get 30 days free today by going to https://www.inspiringselfcompassion.com/tenpercent. They all have enough content to help you get started today. My suggestion is you try each of them out and pick just one to start your daily practice.
“May I be safe.
May I be happy.
May I be healthy.
May I live with ease.”
Reminder, you can find the show notes and links to resources at https://inspiringselfcompassion.com/episode8
If you want to get a deeper understanding of how to practice self-compassion, you can sign up for the Imperfectly Perfect 5 Day challenge at https://www.inspiringselfcompassion.com/challenge
Next Tuesday, I’ll pop into your podcast player with another episode about self-compassion.
This week, I’d love to invite you to leave a review on iTunes and to tag me on Instagram with what you’re loving about the podcast and what question you have that you’d like to see me answer in future podcasts.
That wraps it up for today’s self-compassion podcast. Thank you for listening, and I’d love for you to subscribe in your podcast player so you don’t miss any Tuesday self-compassion strategy tips.
Now that you’ve learned something new, it’s time to go out and practice self-compassion so that you can grow your business. Have a lovely week!