Meditation Helper Pro v2.1.14
Requirements: Android 2.1+
Overview: A meditation timer with a widget
to help motivate you to meditate regularly.
This is the professional version of Meditation
Helper. Try out the free version first to see
if you like it.
The main additional feature of the
professional version is the ability to choose
your own bell sound.
The app allows you to set a target for the
length of time you want to meditate each
day. It includes a widget that displays the
number of consecutive days you have hit the
target. It is thus useful not only as a timer,
but also as a tool to help motivate you to
The widget is my implementation of Jerry
Seinfeld’s productivity secret ( http://
lifehacker.com/281626/jerry-sein … ity-
“He said the way to be a better comic was to
create better jokes and the way to create
better jokes was to write every day. But his
advice was better than that. He had a gem of
a leverage technique he used on himself and
you can use it to motivate yourself—even
when you don’t feel like it.
He revealed a unique calendar system he uses
to pressure himself to write. Here’s how it
He told me to get a big wall calendar that
has a whole year on one page and hang it on
a prominent wall. The next step was to get a
big red magic marker.
He said for each day that I do my task of
writing, I get to put a big red X over that
day. “After a few days you’ll have a chain.
Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer
every day. You’ll like seeing that chain,
especially when you get a few weeks under
your belt. Your only job next is to not break
“Don’t break the chain,” he said again for
The chain in this case is the number of
consecutive days that you have hit your
meditation target. The widget displays both
the current chain, and the longest ever chain.
Having this on my home screen motivates me
to meditate every day. Your mileage may
The bell sound in the app is by Jan
McLaughlin at http://janmclaughlin.tv/ .
Fix for daylight saving issue.