Meditation and mindfulness are hot these days. A quick search on Amazon yields hundreds of books on the topics. This isn’t surprising given the high stress, high octane world we live in. Unfortunately books aren’t the best way to learn about meditation.
Last year I discovered an excellent tool that teaches meditation in short bursts. The headspace app created by Andy Puddicombe is a comprehensive training program that teaches meditation and mindfulness. For only $7.99 per month - for an annual membership - you can access daily lessons and guided practices to improve your focus and reduce stress. Headspace also offers a FREE program called Take 10 to help you get started.
The best part about headspace is that it all resides on your smartphone. Imagine having your own personal meditation coach with you at all times. If you are at home, work, or out and about you can use this app. Headspace offers hundreds of hours of content at your fingertips.
So if you are a busy manager or leader who is looking to reduce stress, increase your focus or feel more clear about your life you have to check out headspace. Don’t go out and buy a book. Invest in this app and you will have instant access to daily guidance and coaching on how to be more mindful and centered.