Mindfulness is the ability to intentionally focus your attention in the present moment, with curiosity and interest.
When you do this, you can become more aware of your thoughts, emotions and physical sensations as they are happening, without being swept away by them.
Mindfulness training is brain training. By practicing, you begin to notice when your mind has wandered, you can let go of distractions more easily, and you can refocus on what is important in the moment. In short, you become more mentally and emotionally fit.
Some people describe mindfulness as truly living life instead of operating on autopilot, worrying about the future, or reliving the past. When we are mindful, we are aware and clear about what is happening now. We can make better choices today, which increases the likelihood of a happier tomorrow.
Most of us experience some level of stress, usually in the form of the most common negative emotions like frustration, worry or anger.
Mindfulness doesn’t change what happens to us; it changes the way we choose to react to it.
Practicing Mindfulness reduces stress, anxiety and negative reactivity. It increases cognitive control, positive mood, health, creativity and productivity.
Neuroscience shows regular mindfulness practice can increase the size of brain areas associated with learning and memory and shrink those linked to stress and anxiety.
Practicing Mindfulness is like practicing a musical instrument or any other skill — the more you practice, the better you get.
You practice to develop your attention, concentration and ability to be present without being judgmental. You turn your attention to your body, thoughts and emotions, welcoming whatever you find. It’s like discovering what’s already here.
The purpose of practicing mindfulness isn’t to perfect it. The purpose is to be more present to what’s happening here and now... less lost in thought, unfocused and distracted.
It takes some guidance to learn how to do this... live classes, where you can participate in a community with experienced teachers and ask questions, is the most effective way to practice.
With practice you improve. And it gets easier. The more proficient you are, the more present you are and the more you see situations clearly and control you have over your reactions.
One percent of your day is just 14 minutes.
Join the 1% Challenge and every minute you practice mindfulness in a live Mindful Daily session will count toward earning prizes and increasing eM Life’s donation to charity.
Practicing mindfulness helps you develop skills that have been shown to create lasting positive change, reduce stress, improve sleep and increase happiness.
So reserve your spot and start earning mindful minutes and rewards the day your challenge begins!
Pick a charity of your choice. All charity partners will receive a donation from eM Life on your behalf.
How it works
Register an email address with eM Life
Begin your challenge any time between
January 1st – 31st
Attend any Mindful Daily session
only 14 minutes
This will kick off your 30 day challenge. Attend live Mindful Daily sessions each day and earn points for your charity.
You’ll also earn some great rewards.
C.H.I.L. UV Sensing Wristband
$20 gift card to HYLETE.com
The Mindful Daily Practice Guide vol 2
Spafinder gift card*
$40 gift card to HYLETE.com
1 year subscription to digital Mindful Magazine*
$80 gift card to HYLETE.com
Private 30-minute 1:1 mindfulness session with you and a renowned mindfulness instructor*
* Some prizes are only available on a limited first-earned-first-rewarded basis and may be substituted with prizes of equal monetary value. Additional details, restrictions and eligibility and redemption limitations can be found in the Challenge Terms via the registration process.
So reserve your spot and start earning points and rewards the day that your challenge begins!
If you have eMLife access through your employer and haven’t created an account yet, go to the site provided by your employer. If you do not know the URL please contact your employer or email@example.com.
How do I earn Minutes of Mindfulness for my charity?
Every minute you spend in a live Mindful Daily course will increase our donation to your charity. The more Mindful Dailies you attend, the more you earn!
Can I change my choice of Charity in the middle of the challenge?
No. After you complete registration for the 1% Challenge your chosen charity team cannot be changed.
Who makes the donation?
eM Life will make the donation based on how much you participate.
How do you track Minutes of Mindfulness?
We track Minutes of Mindfulness by the amount of time you spend practicing in live Mindful Daily sessions — it does not count by just registering for a class, watching recorded content or using Chime Time or other features. You can join any number of live Mindful Daily sessions during the day, every day of the week and accrue additional minutes. To schedule and attend a Mindful Daily session, navigate to “Live Classes” and register for one or more of the Mindful Daily sessions on that page. Then, attend the session as shown in the “My Schedule” page.
Do my Minutes of Mindfulness count toward the personal rewards too?
Sort of, but no. Your personal rewards are earned by how many days you participate in the Challenge. The number of minutes you practice per day does not change the number of days you practice.
I’m going to do all 30 days! but... just in case... how do I see which days I have missed?
Hover or tap on the 1% Challenge progress bar (on the Dashboard, My Schedule, Live Classes, and On Demand pages) to see a list of dates attended, missed, and remaining in the Challenge.
I’m traveling and am in a different time zone now — when does the “day” begin and end?
Days are counted starting at 12:00AM Eastern Time (midnight) at the beginning of a Mindful Daily. Any Mindful Daily attended that starts before midnight is counted towards the previous day. Please remember that the time that is shown is based on what time zone you set in the Account Info of your profile.
Does a “Full Course” count towards my total?
Only Mindful Daily courses count toward your 1% Challenge goals. Full Courses do not contribute to the 1% Challenge.
I don’t think I’ve missed a day, but the progress bar shows I missed one — why?
Please make sure that the Mindful Daily classes you attend fall inside the 24-hour range of the time zone you provided. If you believe that there is an error, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I claim my rewards?
After the Challenge has officially ended, we will send out a notification to your registered email address on how to claim your rewards. Please make sure you have not opted-out of receiving emails or you will likely not receive instructions on how to claim your rewards. Additional details about the rewards are contained in the Terms and Conditions of the 1% Challenge.
Can I earn all the Rewards if I participate all 30 days?
No. The Rewards are not cumulative, once you earn a new Reward package level it will replace the package level before it.
Don’t see an answer to your question?
If you have another question, please contact Customer Support (email: email@example.com, phone: 855-211-1536)
Charity Earnings Summary
How does the charity-benefit program work?
Every minute you spend in a live Mindful Daily course will earn points for your charity. The more classes you attend, the more you earn! Your charity partner will receive a donation from eM Life on your behalf.