It turns out that Calm landed just ahead of Google Calendar, but well ahead of such other happy apps as Amazon Music, Kindle & Spotify! Meanwhile, the new study ranks Facebook, Tinder, and Instagram among the apps found to make users most unhappy.
Perhaps it is not surprising that the apps that help us to organize our lives, educate us, and provide a soundtrack for our daily activities provide the most nourishment.
Interestingly, the study noted that our feelings about apps depend on how much time we spend using the app. Apparently, the apps that we spend less time on left us with more positive feelings towards the app.
Be aware! Notice when you're allowing an app to steal time from you. Instead, be intentional about what apps you use and how you want to invest your time.
Here are three nutritious ways to use the Calm app ...
Time investment: 10 minutes a day!
Calm serves a fresh new 10-minute guided meditation every day in the app called The Daily Calm. Each session is unique and includes a different theme to help you develop your meditation practice and invite mindfulness into your life. Many Calm subscribers credit the Daily Calm as the essential ingredient to maintaining a regular meditation practice. 10 minutes a day can change your life.
Time investment: 2-20 minutes a day! The exact timing depends on how fast you fall asleep.
Calm created a natural sleep aid, in the form of bedtime stories for grown-ups called Sleep Stories. These sleep-inducing tales mix soothing words, music, and sound-effects to help you wind down and drift off to dreamland. Most people never hear the end of the story as they have fallen asleep far before the narrator gently speaks his or her final words. Calm is recording new Sleep Stories every week so be sure to explore their library regularly.
Time investment: 30 seconds!
This simple breathing exercise is designed to settle your nerves and help you to reconnect with your body. It's kind of like a reset button. A short pause to focus on your breath has the power to leave you feeling calmer and recharged. All you have to do is watch the Breathe Bubble and the breath will follow.