Apple Watch celebrates World Meditation Day with Limited Edition challenge

Today, May 21st, is World Meditation Day. It marks a global initiative highlighting the transformative power of mindfulness and its positive impact on mental health. To commemorate the occasion, Apple is offering a unique limited edition challenge for Apple Watch users, along with resources to deepen their meditation practice.

World Meditation Day serves as a gentle reminder to pause, connect with our inner selves, and cultivate a sense of peace and clarity amidst our busy lives. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned meditator or simply curious about exploring mindfulness. Taking a few moments each day to focus on your breath and quiet your mind can beneficial to your overall well-being.

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Apple Watch owners are well-acquainted with Activity Challenges, which incentivise movement and exercise. Limited edition challenges, however, are exclusive events. They are often aligned with special occasions or holidays, rewarding participants with unique badges to showcase in their virtual trophy case.

Just 5 minutes of meditation is required on the day

This World Meditation Day challenge is fits in this Limited Edition category. To earn the shiny badge, Apple Watch users simply need to record a minimum of five minutes of mindfulness using the Mindfulness app. The other option is to use any other app that integrates with the Health app’s mindfulness tracking feature. The task actually doesn’t sound very challenging.

The benefits of meditation extend far beyond a momentary sense of calm. Research has shown that regular meditation practice can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also improve sleep quality, enhance focus and concentration, boost creativity, and even strengthen the immune system. So, whether you’re a dedicated meditator or simply curious about exploring mindfulness, today is the perfect day to embrace the stillness.

Apple’s commitment to mindfulness doesn’t stop at the challenge. The Mindfulness app provides a wealth of resources for beginners and experienced meditators alike. This includes guided meditations, breathing exercises, and tips for cultivating a mindful lifestyle. For those seeking a deeper dive, Apple Fitness+ offers a variety of meditation classes led by experienced instructors.

The last Apple Watch challenge was a dance workout challenge on April 29, 2024. Users who completed a 20-minute dance workout on that day were awarded a badge in the Fitness app and animated stickers. Prior to that we had the Earth Day activity challenge on April 22nd.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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