Many of you have asked for my opinions on apps that help with meditation and self care. Well, I had the pleasure of testing out Meditable for the last couple weeks, and I wanted to share my thoughts with you. Meditable has a lot of really great features, and it’s very ‘editable,’ as its name suggests!
My favorite things about Meditable:
Ability to Edit
In Meditable, every built-in meditation is made up of several sections, and you can easily add or subtract sections within the track in order to customize your meditation. You can add guided tracks, with spoken word or mindful breathing, or add tracks of silence in order to have your own unguided meditation time during the session.
Practically speaking, adding and editing tracks in my meditation sessions was very simple, and I could save my customized tracks to use them again. The templates are really good to use as-is, or they can provide a basic idea of where to start. Either way, you can have a really great meditation right at your fingertips.
Meditable features 4 basic categories, in which all their built-in meditations fit: Performance, Health, Inner Balance, and Spirituality. But each category has several subcategories underneath that.
In Performance, you might choose one of the 5 meditations for managing time effectively, or one of the 4 meditations for nailing interviews, just as a couple example. The Health category includes meditations for losing weight, exercising, and re-energizing. In Inner Balance, you might choose a meditation for relieving stress or getting restful sleep. Just the ‘relieving stress and worry’ subcategory has 6 meditations to choose from. Finally, in the Spirituality category, there are meditations related to cultivating gratitude, practicing presence and acceptance, attracting love, and more. And each category also includes unguided meditations. These categories make it really easy to find something that will work for you. You can also change the background music of each meditation.
Overall, the Meditable app itself is pretty intuitive and easy to use. It is not difficult to find the categories or edit meditations. The colors are calm and warm, not “too much” and, I would say, fairly therapeutic. I really appreciate that background music can be changed as well! This would also fit into my first point, editing, but I think it fits here too.
Cons of Meditable:
Honestly, the only ‘con’ I have with Meditable is the price of the subscription. I wish this app was free for everyone to use. But, that being said, we pay $9.99 for all kinds of things… Spotify Premium, Netflix, Hulu, etc. Those things are all great, but for the cost of a couple Starbucks runs a month, why not invest into something that will intentionally help your mental health? Besides that, Meditable does offer a discount down to $6.49/month if you commit to a yearly subscription. I think that price can be a barrier to some people who would benefit, but I do think Meditable is worth it.
The bottom line
Overall, I think Meditable is a really quality app that does exactly what it says it does: guide you in meditation and help you grow in this discipline. You can use the built-in guided meditations for a no-hassle experience, or you can edit to your heart’s content and create exactly the meditation you’ve been looking for!
If you want to check out Meditable, visit www.getmeditable.com!
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