- Waiting for another shoe to drop
- Working proactively to stay calm, centered and abiding in God.
In my Relaxation folder on my iPhone, I rotate, doing one app at day at least, with a timer set to remind me to stop, pray and de-stress at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
I call it my "Jesus Calling" alarm, and it's a harp sound. I stop and read "Jesus Calling," a great app based on a great devotional book. The second time, I read a Bible verse on the iMissal blog or the "Girlfriends in God" email. My Faith app folder on my iPhone includes a Bible, "iTalk to God" app, my church's app, and iMissal/Daily Office (because I still love a lot about the Catholic church even though I'm in the Vineyard movement now.)
The apps for mindfulness and stress reduction were mostly free, although I did do some add-ons to music and guided meditations. My favorites include:
- "Stress Meditations" from the Cleveland Clinic
- "Relax Free" from Andrew Johnson (We liked that so much we bought his Relax + app as well.)
- "Calm" from calm.com
- "The Mindfulness App" from Catherine Polan Orzech, who teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia
- "Office Harmony"
- Any of the apps from the Meditation Oasis team featuring Mary Maddux, especially "Simply Being"