This is the last Fab Find for the month focusing on getting restful sleep. Our final entry isn’t just about sleep, it’s also about mental health.
Living in New York City is wonderful but it can be stressful. The other day, I found myself mentally screaming at some random teenagers on the subway. They weren’t doing anything really. They were playing a song and dancing in the aisles. The music wasn’t super loud, they were just young and happy and I was having a bad day. Later at home, I was trying to read a magazine but was turning the pages so hard I ripped one.
Sometimes it’s a real struggle to turn your brain off and just calm down. I’m so relieved I found Calm App. Visit their site here.
Launched in 2012 by Alex Tew and Michael Acton Smith, Calm is a meditation, sleep and relaxation app, available in both the App Store and Google Play store
Calm was named by Apple as the 2017 iPhone App of the Year; by Google Play as an “Editors’ Choice” in 2018; and found by a major study of 200,000 iPhone users to be “the world’s happiest app” – the single app that left users feeling happiest from spending time on it.
The meditation mode takes you through hundreds of guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. Meditation isn’t just sitting quietly, it’s a way to shut off your brain. Comedian Judy Gold once said days were about opening windows in your brain like a computer. Meditation taught her how to shut all those windows down.
My personal favorite is the Sleep Mode. Remember how much you loved having stories read to you as a child? Having calming tales read to you as you relax is a great way to drift off. The selection is amazing and new stories are added each week.
Calm also had Music and Body modes all focused on teaching you to relax through music and movement.
Get a discount
Unfortunately, Bridgette Raes does not have a discount code. However my favourite podcast “What’s the Tee” has Calm App as a sponsor so you can use this link, CALM.COM/RU, to get 25% off a premium membership.