At last count, there were some 37,000 meditation apps for phones and tablets. I mean, that might be an exaggeration, but there are lots. And many, if not most, charge a monthly or annual fee. While you can't put a price on mental health, especially right now, I'd rather not be on the hook for. (Can a meditation app help me reduce the anxiety that comes from paying for a meditation app?)
Have no fear, Cheapskate is here: For a limited time, you can get awith promo code MIND25. That's an extra $10 off an already great deal; MindFi would cost you $175 for lifetime access if bought via the app.
To put that in some perspective, popular meditation app Headspace costs $12.99 a month, while Calm costs $69.99 annually or $399.99 (!) for life.
MindFi is divided into four main sections: Breathe, Mood, Focus and Courses. It also starts playing relaxing sounds of rain, the forest, a campfire or the like from the moment you start the app -- just in case you want some white noise.
I like the Breathe section, which has meditations as short as a minute (often all you need to calm down a bit), and Mood, which lets you choose the emoji that best reflects your current state of mind and gives you meditations designed specifically for it. I can't say I fully understand how Focus works, though; it seems like it's just a countdown timer.
Indeed, certain areas of the app could use a little more in the way of explanation, but there's still more than enough good stuff here to help you calm down, reduce anxiety, sleep better and so on. I believe meditation offers those benefits and more; I'm a big fan.
Do note the terms of this purchase: Your license must be redeemed within 30 days of purchase, and once that redemption happens, there are no refunds. I definitely recommend trying out the free version (for Android and iOS) before splurging on the lifetime option.
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