Oxford Street Shopping…and Chill? Headspace’s Meditation Cab saves Christmas

How many times have you heard the phrase ‘I’m so excited about Christmas; I just need a break’ since we tipped into December? According to new research by Headspace, 67% of Brits say they are more stressed than they were just 5 years ago. And let’s not even talk about Brexit…70% of us are more stressed about current affairs than we were in 2013.

Incredible #GirlBoss Dr Megan Jones Bell, Chief Science Officer at Headspace says “we’re more aware of stress than ever, but we’re not reducing our stress as effectively as we could”.

With Christmas providing a lot of stressful situations, as well as chance to wear PJs 24/7 and rekindle your love affair with Terry’s Chocolate Orange, Headspace have launched the world’s first meditation cab which has taken to the streets of London to provide us with a restful space away from the crowds and Mariah Carey.

Guided by the voice of Andy Puddicombe through the Headspace app, taxi riders can enjoy a Headspace session throughout their ride. The Mindful Cab is open to anyone in London until Thursday 6 December; to request a ride, share your desired pick-up and drop-off on Instagram of Twitter along with the hashtag #mindfulcab.

Head over to headspace.com for a special UK collection of meditations addressing common sources of stress in Britain. Merry Christmas, indeed.

 

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Anna Willatt

A chronic over researcher, Anna is the one who will sniff out all the unusual things to do at a destination and create a spreadsheet of options so there's no FOMO. Less likely to be spotted at an infinity pool, Anna will be finding dive bars, flea markets, 3rd wave coffee shops and chatting with locals to find out what they get up to...and sharing that intel here as part of #TeamCoco.

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