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 mindful practice can bring steadiness in the face of change;
  • your plate of ‘to-dos’ can likely wait ten minutes.

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, or how we might use mindfulness as medicine?

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. Or listen to guided previews here.

  • 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.

Webinar or meeting? Your choice

Everyone is invited to join the webinar on any day using the buttons at the top of the page at 2:45. Webinar participants can use chat and view the webinar.

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

@250 is an independently-hosted activity free to the world. Created at MIT, the intention is to help the global community to reflect and recharge. There is no prerequisite to join. Everyone is invited. Questions? email: a grau at mit dot edu. or art@at250.org

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.

@2:50 Milestones

Mon 20 Jun 2022 marks 1326 total meetings with more than 244,860 person/minutes shared in quiet reflection.

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

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

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

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