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Become More Efficient with Productivity Apps: Part 5

By now, we know that productivity it is when your time, energy, and attention converge to create or produce your desired outcome. Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all way to be productive and everyone’s productivity goals will vary.

When used correctly and frequently, the right app will help you accomplish tasks and goals more productively. But keep in mind, an app alone isn’t going to make you more productive; it’s how you use the app.

The final installment of becoming more efficient is all about Mindfulness & Meditation Apps!

A secret to productivity is having a clutter free mind and a calm outlook on your day. A really great way to help your mind relax and build your focus brain muscles is with meditation and mindfulness apps.

  • Headspace
    Headspace has one mission: to improve the health and happiness of the world by cultivating awareness and compassion. There are many additional health benefits that occur with regular mediation including the lessening of stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and chronic pain. The techniques taught combine elements of both calming and insight mediation.
  • Calm
    Calm helps bring more clarity, joy and peace to your daily life. Helping people to experience less anxiety and better sleep with our guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs and relaxing music. Great for people just starting a meditation practice.
  • Buddhify
    Guided meditations for wherever you are and categorized by what you’re doing or how you’re feeling. So you’ll find guided meditations for Walking, Stress & Difficult Emotion, Work Break, Going to Sleep, Waking Up, and many more. The sessions last from 4 minutes all the way through to 30 minutes.

Apps listed are available on a variety of platforms. Some are free to use and some come with an initial cost or have added features at an additional charge.  

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