Code of Balance Wellness Toolkit: Mindfulness | October

Code of Balance Wellness Toolkit: Mindfulness | October

Written by Manda Frederick & Sarah Healy

Mental Health

Where innovation and emerging technologies are the pulse of daily life, finding solace within oneself can often feel like a luxury.  We are here to remind you that mindfulness is not a luxury but a vital tool, a guiding light that can elevate both your personal and professional endeavors. This month we are exploring the impact of mindfulness practices and offer practical insights on how to seamlessly integrate mindfulness into your vigorous personal and professional schedule. Join us as we embark on a path towards balance, finding strength, and clarity through mindfulness. 

❣️Just a reminder, we are not mental health professionals – just your techie besties sharing what works for us! If you are experiencing any health issues or mental health crises in the workplace, please contact your People Team/HR or a mental health professional. 

Wellness Toolkit: Mindfulness

 🎧 We encourage to start with this month’s October Mindfulness Playlist as you go through the rest of the toolkit. 

Checking in: How mindful am I throughout the work day? 

Grab a glass of water, tune into our monthly playlist, and breathe. 

How’s your mindfulness? 

  • If you answered “yes” to all or most of these questions, great work! You are taking the time to approach your life and work mindfully. Enjoy this month’s playlist and share this toolkit with other technologists who could benefit from this check-in and the resources below. Refer back to this checklist from time to time as you continue to check in with yourself.
  • If you answered “no” to all or most of these questions, below, you’ll find some tools and resources to be more mindful in the month of October. 

Remember, being mindful and present is an ongoing process but you aren’t alone! This toolkit will give you inspiration to help you improve your wellness so you can excel in your technology career. 

Tools we love for mindfulness 

Check out some tools you might love for relieving stress and finding balance! Below, you’ll find some great examples of apps, books, podcasts, and more to empower you each month to thrive on your wellness journey! 

📱 Apps 

  • Headspace App | Take a break with guided meditation to create more headspace! 
  • NYT Games | The Crossword, Wordle & More! 
  • Calm | Sleep, Meditation, & Relaxation 
  • Forest App | Timer App that helps you Stay focused and turns hard work into a land of lush forest 

😎 Cool Things 


 📺 WWCode Content

Affirmations for mindfulness 

An affirmation is a positive statement you say or think that reinforces self-belief or personal goals. Research tells us that affirmations work because of neuroplasticity — the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections in response to learning. You can change your brain by changing your thinking, which can support a more constructive mindset. 

Take a few minutes, find a quiet place, and read or listen to this month’s WWCode affirmations on mindfulness for diverse technologists. 

  • I am fully present in each moment of my workday, allowing me to perform at my best.
  • I approach challenges with a calm and focused mind, knowing that I can find creative solutions.
  • Mindfulness helps me manage stress, allowing me to thrive in the fast-paced tech world.
  •  I am in control of my reactions and choose positivity in every situation.
  •  I am constantly growing and learning, both personally and professionally.
  • My mindfulness practice empowers me to lead with empathy and understanding.
  • I am open to new ideas and embrace change as an opportunity for growth.
  • I create a harmonious work environment by promoting diversity and inclusion.
  • I attract positive energy and opportunities into my tech career through mindfulness.
  • I believe in the power of mindfulness to lead a fulfilling and successful life in tech.

📚Wellness resources 

If you or someone you know is in crisis, free and confidential 24-hour support is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or call or text 988. 

Previous Monthly Toolkits Sometimes the lines between personal and professional life often blur, self-care is a guiding beacon in the chaos. Check out last month’s toolkit all about self care. Stay tuned for November’s Toolkit: Gratitude