Let’s stop and take a deep breath together

@2:50 PM EDT (18:50 UTC) Everyday 

  • Because ongoing stress can lower immune response.
  • Because physical distancing can cause feelings of isolation.
  • Because probably the things on your plate can wait ten minutes.

Link leads to a Zoom webinar that opens about five minutes before 2:50 (you will be prompted to download the player if you do not have it):


  • When: Every day at 2:50 pm EDT (18:50 UTC) for ten minutes of quiet reflection during the disruption.
  • How: Join in from your computer, phone or connected device. Use ‘Side by side view” on computers to see others.
  • Who: Everyone in the greater MIT community and general public is invited to view. Or become a panelist.

Ways to participate:

The webinar will open a few minutes early and a short introduction will be offered at the beginning.

  • See that you will not be interrupted for ten minutes.
  • Join MIT @2:50 on mute and stay muted.
  • Sit relaxed and close your eyes, or observe the screen.
  • Observe your breathing and let it go in and out by itself.
  • Notice sensations in your body by scanning with your mind’s eye.
  • Count slowly or repeat an affirmation silently to yourself.
  • Visualize a relaxing scene or experience.
  • Quietly list people, experiences, or things you are grateful for.


Follow the MIT Slack Channel #at250 for reminders

If you wish to join on camera as a silent panelist for any day please leave your name and email address here and you will be invited from Zoom.

MIT @250 is an independently-hosted support activity provided for free to the community by a staff member at The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. The intention is to help students, faculty, staff, and their families and friends to reflect and recharge during a time of stress and uncertainty. For webinar viewers, no personal information is requested or recorded. There is no prerequisite to join. Questions? email: a grau at mit dot edu.

*If you join by camera as a silent panelist, your name and likeness may appear live to a Facebook or Youtube stream for some @2:50 events. Streams may be recorded. Webinar viewers, not joining by camera, are never identified or recorded, except you may be verbally thanked by first name only for coming.

Total @2:50 person/minutes reflecting:


As of 3 July 2020

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