Apple’s Mindfulness app now offers not only Breathe and Reflect experiences but also a State of Mind feature that allows you to reflect on how you are feeling and log your transient emotions and moods.
Some new Apple Watch users often get discouraged by the random Breathe notifications on their Apple Watch and end up turning the feature off completely. You will be glad to know that in the watchOS 17, you can set up mindfulness reminders based on your needs.
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Here’s how to create your own Breathe / Mindfulness reminders on your Apple Watch
On your Apple Watch,
- Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch
- Scroll down and tap on Mindfulness
- This opens up the Reminders Screen
- Scroll down and tap on ‘Add Reminder’
- Here add your desired time by tapping on ‘Change Time’
- Using the Digital crown, set up the reminder time and tap on the check mark when done
- Next, tap on Repeat and set up the days when you want this reminder
- You can choose different days of the week and also set up multiple days
- You can tap on the ‘+’ sign and add multiple times as well based on your preference
By default, the reminders are enabled when you set them up. Tap on any specific mindfulness reminder and scroll all the way down.
Here, you can enable or disable the reminder. You can also choose to delete a specific reminder by tapping on the Delete button.
How to check for total Mindfulness Minutes using your iPhone
Once you have started practicing your mindfulness moments using your regularly scheduled breath reminders, you can check on the report showing the total number of mindfulness minutes in any specific period using the Health app on your iPhone.
- Open the Health app on your iPhone
- Tap on Browse at the bottom of the screen
- Next, tap on Mindful Minutes
- The graph on the next screen shows the total number of mindfulness minutes
- Tap on any column in the graph and it shows you the details
We hope that you found this article helpful. As we get into the New Year, we can choose to be more mindful and stay in the here and the now. Your Apple Watch and the Mindfulness app is a great resource to help you with exactly that!