The Mindful Hodler
Welcome to Salud: Mindful.
We are eager to help you incorporate mindfulness into your journey down the Bitcoin rabbit hole. We know that life as a Hodler and Builder are not for the faint of heart and that only the most determined and strong willed will be left in hyperbitcoinization. Over the next 3 weeks, how much you benefit from the program is entirely up to you, but our goal is to teach you the strategies to manage and improve your health as a bitcoiner.
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There is a lot of buzz around mindfulness and mental health in the media, for good reason. Mindfulness is the human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is going on around us. This may seem basic; and though it is a simple concept, many of us are rarely living from a state of present moment awareness. Because we live in a time where busyness is glorified, we are conditioned to believe multitasking is the only way to succeed. However, it isn’t the way our brains actually work.
A Harvard study even found that on average we spend 47% of our lives lost in thought (Killingsworth & Gilbert, 2010). That is almost HALF of our life that we may be spending on autopilot, where we lose touch with our best selves. The good news is, mindfulness is a quality that every human being already possesses. It’s not something you have to conjure up, you must only remember how to access it.
Both science and experience demonstrate the positive benefits mindfulness has on our health, happiness, work, and relationships both long-term and immediate. Some benefits include decreases in medical and perceived stress symptoms; as well as an increase in productivity, observational skills, creativity, non-reactivity and non-judgement. Even better, you won’t need to drastically alter your life to start reaping the benefits. All you need to begin is an open mind and 5-10 minutes a day to practice.
1. Matthew A. Killingsworth, Daniel T. Gilbert. A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind. Science, 2010; 330 (6006): 932 DOI: 10.1126/science.1192439
Stress and the Bitcoin blues
Unfortunately, stress around bitcoin is becoming a "crypto twitter" norm. In addition to added stress, storing value in bitcoin can elevate feelings of sadness, loneliness, and anger that can intensify when contrasted with the moments of "Moon" and "Vegeta Memes" often expected by newcomers. If we cannot avoid it entirely, effectively coping with stress is our absolute best defense. Mindfulness interventions, like the ones you will learn over the next 3 weeks, can build long-lasting flexible coping skills that strengthen our ability to shift and adapt, remain optimistic and in turn can help to reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, ESSENTIAL for the entirety of the Hodl Era into Hyperbitcoinization.
Increase your knowledge and understanding of mindfulness and it’s benefits, especially relating to stress.
Learn a variety of simple techniques, both formal and informal, to incorporate into your daily routine.
Dedicate 5-10 minutes each day to engage in mindfulness practices.
Track your practice by printing off and using the log attached. Journal any observations as you go.
Week 1 – Mindful Breathing
Bonus – Simplifying
Week 2 – Mindful Meditation
Bonus – Saying No
Week 3 – Mindful Ritual
Bonus – Digital Detox
Take the next steps
We know you are busy and bitcoin is scarce, but we also know 5 to 10 minutes spent on mindfulness practices a day IS attainable and still offers tangible benefits while establishing positive practices. Our hope is that satoshis spent on your salud today, with a lowered time preference, can make a lasting impact on your health during your bitcoin journey. Pay with Bitcoin Lightning Network to continue with your Mindfulness journey and access the rest of the Salud Sats: Mindful Hodl program.
Length: 3 Weeks
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“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn