Mindful is about helping you find a way to become more present and less distracted in your day-to-day life. The objective is to feel calmer, connected with those around you and to be balanced and focused.
This is achieved by being reminded to be mindful throughout the day. Whenever a notification is received, this is the time to stop your thoughts and just be present.
The app could also be used to provide regular affirmations or reminders of what sort of person you would like to be.
You can select how often you want to be reminded each day: seldom, sometimes or often. This corresponds to roughly every 3 hours, 2 hours or hourly. There is a plus or minus variance of 20% on the reminder period.
Tap on settings (the blue gear icon) to select the start and stop time for reminders. You can also choose your reminder tone from this screen. You can select multiple tones and these will be allocated to your messages. Using multiple reminder tones helps prevent notification fatigue.
The green journal contains messages, which will be randomly included when your reminder is displayed. You can edit or delete these (swipe left) or add your own messages.
The Calendar Icon provides a list of what messages are scheduled when.
When you want the reminders to start, tap on the Start button. To stop all reminders, tap Stop!
We found that over time you become habituated to the notification tone which makes the mindfulness reminder less effective. To address this, the app now allows you to select a number of reminder tones. These will be allocated to each one of your messages. If you have more messages than selected tones, then the earlier tones will be reused. Six new tones have also been added in this version.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.