New Take 5 to Focus program promotes daily mindfulness


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.”



  1. Carol Perrault
    on November 2, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    I am a retiree ID# 7484 4832. I would like to register for Take 5 Focus. Thank you.

  2. Carol Perrault
    on November 4, 2021 at 10:19 am

    I have the code now.

  3. Carol Perrault
    on November 4, 2021 at 10:20 am

    The code is goblue.

  4. Carol Perrault
    on November 4, 2021 at 10:32 am

    My UM ID number is 74844832.

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