Breathful tracks the effectiveness of your meditation with data. Watch the numbers change as you develop your ability to focus and quantify your improvement over time.
Rather than endorse a particular method for practicing mindfulness meditation, Breathful acknowledges that there is a common theme amongst all techniques: Focus on being mindful of your breathing - Breathful.
The object of mindfulness is witnessing one’s own present experience without any attachment or reactivity... In other words, any thoughts that arise during mindfulness practice are acknowledged, and then allowed to pass. Directing one's attention to breathing helps maintain a present state of mind.
So what is Breathful and how is it different from other meditation timer apps?
Breathful is a useful tool that allows users to engage in ten-minute “sessions” of mindfulness practice.
Actively monitor each session by attaching a number of “distractions” - when the session ends, it will be archived in the session log by date and time, along with the number of distractions encountered during the session.
When you see the average number of distractions dropping, you'll know your method of mindfulness is an effective one.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING BREATHFUL:
- A new session is started by tapping on the timer circle, which will then start a ten minute countdown.
- If at any point the user taps on the screen while the timer is running, then a "distraction" will be recorded.
*Note: It is up to the user to decide what constitutes a "distraction" and you may not want to record minor distractions lasting only a split-second... what constitutes a minor vs. major distraction is up to you.
Improve your focus with mindfulness training and let Breathful quantify your progress! If you've had your doubts about meditation in the past, here's your chance to gather your own statistics and come to your own conclusion.
Welcome to Breathful 2.0! We've added a new layout and improved performance + made customizable reminder notifications available for free to all users. Recurring meditation reminders are a great way to break up your hectic workweek!
Breathful has been going strong since 2014, allowing users to quantify their ability to focus as they practice mindfulness. Mindfulness experts and enthusiasts from across the globe have made Breathful their #1 meditation app - find out why!
-Fixed local notification settings.
Ratings and Reviews
A good meditation app
This app does exactly what it says it's going to go. You meditate and tap the screen every time he's distracted and it keeps track of how many times you got distracted.
The two issues I've had with it are one, I would like it if I could do a different time interval. Two, every once in a great while I will accidentally hit the reset button when I am keeping track making a mistake.
Otherwise it's pretty helpful!
I really love this app! I've been super stressed with work and a friend told me about this app. It has helped me focus and meditate so much better. I realized how easily distracted I was, and I love how the interface helps you identify those points of distraction by just tapping the screen, so it doesn't take you away from your focus even more so. Definitely recommend!!
Neat app to help practice focus
I liked this app before the update and like it better now. It is good for helping you keep track of how many times you can overcome a distraction. I also like 10 minute session. Anyone can set aside 10 minutes to let their mind rest.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.