Research shows that a meditation habit is good for all sorts of things. It improves focus, concentration & mood. It reduces blood pressure & stress. It's free and effective. So why don't we all do it? Meditation takes time and, for some of us, it seems complicated or hokey. This new "app" called Breathing Zone takes the guess work out of meditation. It's completely devoid of any new-agey-ness that might rub some folks the wrong way. It's basically just guided breathing. Check it out here: http://www.breathing-zone.com/
You'll hear a calm, neutral voice tell you to "breath in, breath out" and see a little design grow larger on "breath in" and smaller on "breath out". The program is designed to help you increase your "breaths per minute" -- in other words, it'll help you slow down your breathing.
That's all there is to it! Just breathing. Try it for 2 minutes and see if you don't feel just a little calmer & more focused.
The demo at http://www.breathing-zone.com/?page_id=216 is free. And that's probably all you need. The app for iPhones & Android phones is a few dollars. It allows you to set goals, speed up or slow down the Breaths Per Minutes, and do a few other cool things. It also allows you to take a minute to breathe whenever you have your phone with you. Of course, you can always just take a minute to breathe the old-fashioned way, too!