The Now ~ Mindful Living
By Chad Podoski
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The Now is an app to help you retrain your mind to live more fully in the moment. The Now accomplishes this using a technique called continuous mindfulness training. The process works by using periodic cues, in this case, free iPhone push notifications with an audible chime and relevant message, to remind you to be fully focused on the present. The ultimate goal being to make mindfulness essentially continuous.
Happiness = Mindfulness. Don't take our word for it, some of the greatest authors, philosophers, scientists, and leaders of all time agree:
"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment." - Henry David Thoreau
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha
"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough." - Albert Einstein
"We are always getting ready to live but never living." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Confine yourself to the present." - Marcus Aurelius
You may have been exposed to the concept of the now through reading a self help book on the subject, some of the most popular being “The Precious Present” by Spencer Johnson M.D., “Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle, and "Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World" by Mark Williams. Like all self help books, they only help if you put the concepts into practice and that is exactly what The Now was created for.
The mindfulness training runs for a 3 week cycle, with push notifications slowly increasing in frequency during the course, then tapering off in frequency as you become more mindful. There are enough quotes currently for 2-3 of these cycles before you would see repeated quotes. You can run the course as many times as you would like.
The Now is built solely by me, as mindfulness is a person passion of mine that I truly believe can help each of us live fuller and happier lives. Feel free to drop me an email or tweet me @TheNowApp if there is something you would really like added to the app. Check the 'What's New' section for features I'm considering adding in the future. Thanks, Chad
What's New in Version 2.2.1
Crasher bug fixes
Happy visiting, like for an old friend
You know how we are more connected today and yet also more isolated? This app is like that good friend throughout the day that takes a moment to be encouraging or just wants to see you smile. The phrases are nice. The photos are gorgeous. The function for me in this app has been flawless. I find myself sending some of the daily posts to friends who are unable to access the app so I can easily say if recommend it to a friend, as I already have ;)
An outstanding piece of software
Have you ever found something that once seen can change your life? "The Now" is such a work. Each day when I seem to need a reminder as to my own life's worth a phrase pops up that reminds me that I have one life to make a difference. It reminds me several times a day and reminds me.... I know it will do the same for you!
I love it
The now is the best app I've used in a long time. With all my favorite ones I either write them on tap or put them on social media, I write then in tap more so that way I can look at them before I go to bed or when ever I need to, and it keeps me off my phone.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Aug 13, 2015
- Version: 2.2.1
- Size: 23.5 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Chad Podoski
- © 2010 Chad Podoski
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.