A Mindfulness App for your phone? – PAUSE App Review
Finding a minute to relax and regain focus during your hectic day can be difficult, especially if you’re stuck in a chaotic environment. Practicing mindfulness can be a therapeutic way to stop the complexities of your days stress from completely over-running your thoughts, and instead regain your focus on the present. For some of us, without assistance or practice, this may seem impossible to do within a already diluted state-of-mind. PAUSE is an app that has been built around the principles of Tai-chi and Mindfulness, and creates a more tangible & accessible experience to help guide you to a state of relaxation and focus. BUT, is this app just a gimmick? Lets take a look:
– Snag your focus by controlling a blob, at a set pace with your finger.
– Relaxing sounds to go with the attractive visuals.
– Beautiful modern UI.
– Use it at anytime/anywhere.
– Validated with Electroencephalography-technology. (fancy word)
– Change “difficulty” and duration of your PAUSE.
– Most effective with headphones.
– Track your PAUSE stats.
– $1.99 is twice the cost for what it is.
Always experiencing life’s stress, I jump at the chance to help relax my mind and escape. Being skeptical at first, I actually found myself zoned out of my surroundings, focused on controlling blob in the app. After a minute or so, the app instructs you to close your eyes leaving you to focus on the sounds alone, which led to even more relaxation by cutting out visual stimulus and leaving you with the pleasant soundtrack. Returning back to reality, I did feel a bit more focused and more mentally refreshed, so I’d say this app does in fact work in that regard. I’m not at all a expert in the practice of Mindfulness or Tai-Chi, so I would be interested in hearing other peoples experiences with this app. I feel you could probably just listen to relaxing noises off Youtube to get the same effect, minus the interactive visuals. Overall, it is a nice-looking and useful tool, but they should either cut the price or make it free with ads.
Does this app work? Yes. Is it relaxing? Yes. However, it seems more like a $.99 app, due to its extreme simplicity. If you’re looking for a way to relax on the go, I’d recommended checking it out.
PAUSE App Review
- Final Rating:
- Does it work? Yes.
- Most effective with headphones.
- $1.99 is a bit steep for what it is.