Apple celebrates World Meditation Day with exclusive Apple Watch Award

May 21, 2024 | by

To celebrate today’s World Meditation Day, Apple Watch users can earn a new limited-edition award for the occasion. As usual, Apple celebrates through Apple Watch challenges historic days and engages its users in monthly health activities.

For example, on Valentine’s Day, Apple celebrated Heart Month by awarding anyone who completed a 30-minute workout to fill their Exercise ring on February 14. Now, to get this exclusive Apple Watch award, users need to record five mindful minutes or more with the Mindfulness app or any app that adds mindful minutes to the Health app.

Apple says that Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present. “When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them as good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.”

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With the current iOS 17 and watchOS 10 releases, Apple focused even more on mental health awareness. iPhone and Apple Watch users received several new features in this software cycle.

The Health app now lets you log your state of mind by scrolling through engaging visuals to help you select how you’re feeling at that moment and during the day overall. In the Health app, it’s also possible to see your state of mind and how it could correlate with lifestyle factors.

With a new Mental Wellbeing section, you can even log how anxious or depressed you feel. This will help you understand if you need to pursue medical help or not.


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