This week, I wanted to talk about mindfulness. Heard of it? It’s been in the news a lot lately.
It’s been said that anxiety is worrying about the future and depression is dwelling on the past. Well, mindfulness teaches us to stay in the present moment. How does this help with anxiety? When you’re mindful, you learn to put space between your thoughts/feelings and observe them without judgement. In other words, instead of immediately reacting to a thought, you can respond more sensibly. Remember, just because you think something does not make it true.
We recently introduced three mindfulness meditations for our premium users within the RELAX activity: Senses, Observe and Breathe. These are designed to help you get familiar with mindfulness through very simple meditations.
Have you tried these yet? Next time you’re feeling anxious (or curious), give them a try and let me know what you think. Our monthly upgrade includes a 7-day free trial, so what are you waiting for? As always, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org with feedback.
Until next week,
Designer & Co-Founder
What We’re Working On
This week, Dale and I are working on…text thoughts! You’ve all been asking for them, and we’ve been listening. I think you’re really going to dig this.
We also have a release pending approval that includes custom feelings for tracking your mood, the ability to reorder health items, and private chat within communities. Email me at email@example.com if you want to test this before it goes live.
This Week’s Community Playlist
In our second week of Music Community song suggestions, Twenty One Pilots continues to dominate. Here’s a Spotify playlist we put together based on your suggestions (keep them coming).
This Week’s Reads
Mindfulness Meditation Benefits: 20 Reasons Why It’s Good For Your Mental And Physical Health
by Amanda L. Chan via The Huffington Post
Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain
by Christina Congleton, Britta, K. Hölzel, & Sara W. Lazar via Harvard Business Review
Mindfulness Meditation May Ease Anxiety, Mental Stress
by Julie Corliss via Harvard Health Publications