Android/iOS: If you've thought about meditating to relieve stress but didn't know how to get started, Buddhify is a new app for iOS and Android phones that teaches you in short, easy steps, how to relax, be present, and be mindful of the moment so you can think clearly and let go of your stress.
Buddhify works best in the relative quiet or calm of your home, but the app is interesting because it also has ways you can relax and meditate when you're travelling on the train or bus, walking from place to place, or working out at the gym with your headphones in. It lets you select from four different meditation styles and the text size you want on-screen, and then the app will walk you through and audio and visual meditation session, best suited for where you are at the time.
Even if you're not a big fan of meditation, Buddhify can help you stop and take a moment to actually relax, with a soothing voice to help you destress, instead of just trying to block out the sounds of your office or other passengers on the train ride home. It'll set you back $2.99 in the iTunes App Store and $2.49 in the Android App Market, but a little peace of mind is worth a couple of bucks. Do you have a favourite mobile app that helps you relax and take a break? Share it in the comments below.