A Year With Calm

📷 Featured image credits: Calm

What is Calm?

Calm is an app that provides meditation techniques for sleep, anxiety and stress reduction.
It has 4 key features that you can use:

  • Meditate
  • Breathe
  • Sleep
  • Relax

On the app there are daily meditations (which always spookily seems to fit in with how I am feeling!), as well as targeted meditations, sleep stories, calming spa like music, masterclasses in certain areas and emergency anxiety meditation exercises

You can download it free on the app store and a years subscription costs around £40.

Why download Calm?

Calm has actually changed my life for the better.
Before downloading Calm I was suffering from sporadic panic attacks and I was feeling highly anxious about nearly every situation. Not forgetting stressed, but I can’t remember a time of late where I haven’t felt stressed.

I decided to try Calm as I remembered that Zoella had mentioned it on one of her videos a while ago and thought I would give it a try.
I completed the seven day free trial and I already found a huge improvement regarding my mental wellbeing. As my family had even noticed this change, my mum treated me to the full year subscription, and I can honestly say I think it was one of the best things anyone bought for me last year.

Fast forward a year and I no longer have panic attacks (disclaimer: I’m not suggesting Calm fixes anything, my panic attacks just seemed to go away) and the daily meditations which I do every morning when I wake up seemed to change my headspace in a very positive way for the day ahead.

It even helped with my nightmares. Around April time I had three weeks of consecutive nightmares, and as you can imagine, I became quite sleep deprived. To combat this I started listening to Sleep Stories every night, and I haven’t had a nightmare since. It lulls you to sleep beautifully.

My Recommendations

Targeted Meditations:

  • 21 Days of Calm
  • Winnie the Pooh series
  • Calming Anxiety
  • Emergency Calm

Sleep Stories:

  • Aberystwyth By Train
  • Alice In Wonderland
  • The Velveteen Rabbit – Anna Action version
  • Moshi Twilight (trust me, it’s brilliant!)


  • Falling Slowly
  • Grace
  • Tranquility
  • When the Sun Sets


  • Breaking Bad Habits
  • Social Media & Screen Addiction

Let me know if you have Calm and what you think of it! Or if you’re new what you’re learning!