Just when you thought iPhone apps were becoming more and more mindless -- try mindfulness. The team at Mental Workout wants to "help people conquer life's many challenges, enable personal growth" and the result are three great iPhone apps:
1. Mindfulness Meditation 2.0 ($1.99) The 5, 10, 15 and 20-minute guided mindfulness meditations on this app are great solutions for us city-dwellers who could use some practice on our daily commutes. The meditations are written and spoken by Stephan Bodian, author of the bestselling guidebook Meditation For Dummies®.
2. Be Happy Now 1.0 ($2.99) This app is designed to help us focus on the present and to simply "Be Happy Wow." Prepare to work on gratitude and compassion as both contribute to joy, contentment, and overall well-being.
3. Open Your Heart 1.0 ($2.99) Love is all around, and these meditations in this app take you on a "step-by-step journey to open your heart, let in the love that's available to you, and create love for yourself and others."
To learn more about meditation, check out our video course The Essential Guide To Meditation With Charlie Knoles.