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One of the most frequently mentioned ways of coping with stress is mediation. How does one meditate, though? Also, when do I meditate? I barely have time to keep up with my responsibilities as it is.
In case that sounded like you, I have heard of something you should try. It is this app called Simple Habit Mediation. The sessions take only 5 minutes per day which would make it easy to fit the so-called mindful moments into your busy schedule. You are guided by the world's best teachers, from mindfulness experts at Google to former monks. In addition to more than 50 free sessions, you can pay to customize the length of the sessions and the situation or topic that is troubling you.
Simple Habit was founded by Yunha Kim in Spring 2016. She is a young entrepreneur, like so many of us want to become, and very successful at that. She raised over $3m from prominent investors including Tyra Banks, Turner Broadcasting, and Great Oaks VC. Google declared it one of the best apps of 2014, and it is now nominated for the 2017 Google Play Awards.
Stressed at her workplace, Yunha decided to start meditating. After noticing the positive change in her life, she drew from her experience and decided to create Simple Habit so that other busy people could experience mindfulness.
The app was actually designed by a team of Harvard psychologists and meditation experts, and here is the science behind their meditation process.
So, what do you think? Have you ever tried meditation before? Are you going to try this app out? What can we learn from Yunha? If you had the chance, what question would you ask her?1) Meditation practice can improve attention and memory in just 1 week.2) Meditation helps you fall asleep faster and improves sleep quality.3) An analysis of over 1,500 participants show links between mindfulness and creativity.4) Practicing mindfulness has been linked to greater satisfaction in relationships.5) 11 hours of meditation led to structural changes around the anterior cingulate cortex, that are involved in focus and self-control.6) Mindfulness programs change grey matter concentration of the brain regions, improving emotion regulation.
MUNPlanet did an interview with Yunha which you can read HERE.