Ten minutes for your mind

Anyone anywhere can join any day. (Buttons join the webinars.)

Why mindfulness? Because,

  • chronic uncertainty may cause anxiety, stress, or health issues;
  • a mindfulness practice fosters equanimity in the face of change;
  • your plate of ‘to-dos’ can likely wait ten minutes.

On Mar 11 we celebrated 730 days and more than 219,000 person/minutes with Soprano Laura McHugh sharing Irish folk music and MIT’s Rev. Natalie Hill guiding a “Breathing with Nature” practice. Read more about Breathing with Nature.

Why 2:50 PM?

By holding @2:50 in the middle of the day we’re acknowledging the vital role the practice can play in our lives. Is mindfulness as essential as clean water, nourishing food, and trips to the bathroom to get us through our days? A growing body of evidence seems to suggest that it is. Read more about how we might make mindfulness the new bio break.

How do I participate?

Here are some ways you might join, or you can do whatever feels most comfortable to you. A short introduction is offered at 2:48 each day.

  • Sit relaxed and close your eyes, or observe the screen or;
  • observe your breathing and let it go in and out by itself or;
  • notice sensations in your body with your mind’s eye or;
  • visualize a relaxing scene or something you are grateful for.

What if I can’t always join at 2:50 pm?

You’re welcome to join @250 as often or as infrequently as your schedule allows. @250’s global mission is to encourage ten minutes of mindfulness in whatever form or time works best for you.

If you’re interested in starting an @250 in a new time zone we’d love to have you. Learn more about our vision here.

Reminders to be mindful:

Find EET (UTC+2 Beirut, Cairo, Helsinki) in your local timezone

Find EST (UTC-5 Detroit, Miami, New York) in your local timezone

@2:50 webinar or meeting? Your choice

Everyone is invited to join the webinar on any day using the buttons at the top of the page. Webinar participants are able to use chat and view the webinar.

Meeting participants register in advance, can join by camera, unmute for commenting before or after @2:50, and receive a daily email reminder from zoom. Register below to join the meeting.

MIT @250 is an independently-hosted activity free to the world. Created by a staff member at MIT, the mission is to help students, faculty, staff, their families, friends, and the global community to reflect and recharge in an easy and accessible way. There is no prerequisite to join. Everyone is invited. Questions? email: a grau at mit dot edu.

@2:50 Milestones

Fri 31 Dec 2021 marks 974 total meetings with more than 198,960 person/minutes shared in quiet reflection.

Fri 11 Feb 2022 marks the one-year anniversary of @2:50 EET

Fri 11 Mar 2022 marks the two-year anniversary of @2:50 EST

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