Feeling less stress, having more focus, and generally being in a better mood are the key benefits of the new Take 5 to Focus program. Available on the MHealthy Portal, the program encourages participants to take short breaks for a mindfulness or meditation video each day.
“We know that taking even very short breaks from your busy day can have a positive impact on your overall health,” said Kelcey Stratton, resiliency and well-being services program manager at Michigan Medicine. “The key is to make this a part of your daily routine, because your positive experiences can build over time.”
Take 5 to Focus offers an easy and sustainable way for individuals to practice mindfulness and meditation. To take part, individuals are asked to view a short video, about five minutes, each day for four weeks.
Registration for Take 5 to Focus is open now. Participants will be encouraged to watch videos from Nov. 15 through Dec. 12. Progress is tracked by the MHealthy portal automatically, so a participant’s effort is simply focused on the practice of mindfulness and meditation.
“Whether you already have a regular mindfulness routine or if you are seeking new ways to support your well-being, the program offers brief yet meaningful practices to help you pause and refocus,” Stratton said. “We encourage everyone to take a few minutes every day to make space for rest and calm.”