Exactly What I Needed
I needed a timer to use in my bedroom to practice breathing morning and evening, and part of my practice was not using screens in my bedroom. All the timers I looked at were kitchen timers with extremely loud/startling beeps. This was well worth the price to get screens out of my room and not shock myself when my breathing sessions were over. It came with easy to figure out instructions and fits very nicely on my nightstand, not taking up too much room. Excellent design experience overall!
For my purposes - cutting the digital cord that was really killing my sleep quality and simultaneously building a daily yoga & meditation practice - this little device is working like a charm. The alarm emits a pretty bell chime, and a simple timer function keeps my postures and meditation on track. Like many people, I developed a habit of keeping my smartphone in the bedroom. I used it as an alarm clock, but I was helpless against its other insidious charms - constant work email reading, news scrolling and calendar managing turned me into a bleary-eyed mess who traded adequate sleep hours for...what? With this investment, I have been able to banish my phone to the kitchen while I sleep, dream and meditate and still make it on time to work, where I am sharper and more productive. Win, win, win. I also bought one for my mother, who like many in her generation is totally transfixed by her smartphone and suffers poor sleep quality as a result. Fingers crossed.
More peace in my life!!!!
I love this clock! Simple design, big results. We have two. One is in my son's room and one in mine. This little clock has made a big difference in my life. Since putting away the screens in my room I have read multiple books. I do not wake up and become immediately stressed out because I look at my calendar and start checking emails for work. Instead, I turn off the clock, turn on the light and read a book. My mornings are now peaceful and calm rather than harried and stressed. Don't believe me? Buy one and try it for yourself. You will see results immediately. I have not used the meditation timer, but I will soon! I also love the chime sound. Thank you!
I am so pleased with my Awake Mindfulness clock. It has filled a void in my life perfectly. In a culture of constant connectedness it is so important to take a dopamine fast occasionally. Using my alarm clock on my phone made it inevitable that I would instantly connect once the alarm sounded. This product eliminates that problem. Most importantly though the clock is simple to use, elegantly designed and travels super easy. I liked it so much I bought two.
Changed my mornings
I have been searching for an alarm clock to have at my bedside that was just right for years. I am SO GLAD I finally found the Awake Mindfulness clock! The design and function are just what I've been looking for. I follow the directions and keep my phone out of the bedroom while I sleep, and have noticed a decrease in anxiety and overall more peaceful start to my mornings. I like a minimal bedside table, so the clock is a great size, small but with a large display so I can see the time from anywhere in my bedroom. I really see this clock as a 3-in-1. An alarm clock, meditation support, and a way to be less attached to my phone. Best investment I've made for my health this year! Can't recommend it enough for anyone who is trying to create some distance and better boundaries with their phone.