Calm – Meditate, Sleep, Relax is an application categorized under “Health & Fitness” in the Google play store. This application is developed by Calm.com, Inc. and has content applicable to everyone. Calm – Meditate, Sleep, Relax compatibility varies with the device it was installed on and was recently updated on Dec 6, 2022. The current version and the size of the app vary with the device in use. It is available in Google Play and it has in-app purchases starting from $0.99 – $399.99 per item which further enhances the user experience. This application has been installed more than 10,000,000 times and was reviewed by more than 482,733 users giving it a 4.3 rating in the Google play store.
We can all agree that the past few years have been extremely stressful for most of us. With things like working from home and minimum contact rules, most of us got stranded in some foreign place with no companionship. With work slowly invading our private lives most of us couldn’t even separate our work from leisure time. Our bosses could call us anytime and demand anything because there isn’t really any excuse to avoid work. Most of us would be working extra hours without pay or benefits. All of this can have a significant mental and physical impact on our minds and body. People can completely change the way they think and act in situations because of covid and its lockdown rules. We cannot really blame anyone for losing it sometimes and snapping. One great way to centre yourself and calm down is by doing a little bit of meditation.
Now, most people are intimidated by the very thought of meditation. Most people assume that you need to sit under some sort of big tree and spend a lot of time under that shade of the tree and like maybe grow a beard for the overall effect of the practice. But this is often a huge misconception about meditation. Most meditation sessions last barely 20 mins and are very easy to follow. Of course, you won’t achieve instant nirvana by sitting in a place for 20 minutes but it has a variety of physical and mental benefits. Some of the major benefits that you will experience are Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations. Building skills to manage your stress. Increasing self-awareness. Focusing on the present.
Reducing negative emotions and Increasing imagination and creativity. If we could activate any of these benefits our lives would be much easier in such stressful times. This is where the Calm – Meditate, Sleep, Relax app comes into the picture. This great little app provides users with a great stepping stone into the subject of meditation. With tons o free guided meditation, users will never have to worry about making mistakes or not achieving the intended goals. All you need to do is follow the instructions and voila you will feel much lighter and more stressed after one small session.
Most of the meditation sessions in the app range from 3-25 mins. So, you do not have to worry about spending a lot of time under a tree. In fact, the app recommends that you do these meditations right before sleep. This is a great idea as you will already be in a drowsy enough state and you would be able to relax more. This app certainly isn’t the answer to all the stress that plagues our lives these days. But meditation and its healing properties are something this is certainly worth considering if you are going through some hard times.