As a parent, it seems like the pace picks up even quicker but by learning to slow down and be present in the moment, you can start to appreciate the little things in life. A daily meditation practice is a great place to start.
Thankfully, there are apps for that, and all it takes is five minutes to get started and feel the difference.
Headspace1 of 6
This app promises that in 10 sessions, just 10 minutes a day, you can train your mind and move towards enjoying a happier life. The first 10 sessions are free but further use of the app requires a fee.
Happify2 of 6
This app can be used anytime, anywhere. There's no need to have a set meditation time. Want to do this at your desk at work? No problem.
There are also new meditations each week that will help you become more optimistic and start feeling more satisfied in your life.
Stop, Breathe and Think3 of 6
This app asks questions in a simple survey format as a way to help you "check in" with yourself and how you are feeling. You are then lead through a guided meditation based on the results.
Smiling Mind4 of 6
Meditation isn't just for adults. Get the whole family involved with this app that's geared for ages seven-adult.
Mind the Bump5 of 6
Kick off parenting with a greater sense of mindfulness, thanks to this app made specifically with expecting parents in mind. Mind the Bump addresses common concerns that may come up in each trimester of pregnancy and continues all the way into the toddler years.