Being Mindful

In our busy world, our minds often get wrapped up in the commotion of our everyday lives, and we may have a hard time slowing down. It is very easy to get stuck thinking about the past or worrying about the future, while forgetting to focus on the now. The benefits of mindfulness for children and adults are plentiful, including a decrease in stress levels and increased resilience. Mindfulness helps bring our attention to our thoughts and feelings without judgement. It is important to practice mindfulness by having quiet moments. This includes, breathing techniques, meditation, self-reflection and yoga.

Home isolation can be hard for a lot of you; therefore, it important to practice self-care. Social media may leave you feeling a little overwhelmed, so it is important to take a break and turn off your phone. Use this time to become mindful about the things that you can smell, hear, taste, feel, and see. This will help ground you, so are able to focus on what you are in control of. Every day you should spend a minimum of half an hour taking time to unwind and complete activities that you enjoy. Below is a list of activities that can be completed alone, or with your families.

Below are some great resources from the Smiling Mind blog which focus on mindfulness and self-care.

Wellbeing Support

Home leaning can be hard for a lot of you; therefore, it is essential that you make your mental health a priory by practicing self-care. There are several types of self-care that you can practice, these include:

PHYISCAL SELF-CARE the key to enjoying physical self-care is to participate in an activity you enjoy rather than something you don’t as it will feel like a chore. Some ideas include:

  • Going for a walk
  • Playing basketball
  • Practicing yoga
  • Going for a bike ride

EMOTIONAL SELF-CARE centres around being mindful or your emotions and recognising your triggers so you can find ways to work through your feelings. Some ideas include:

  • Journaling
  • Meditation
  • Painting
  • Cooking


  • Connecting with God
  • Praying
  • Meditation
  • Spending time outside in nature


  • Spending time with your family and or friends
  • Talking to someone you trust

If you or someone you know are going through something difficult, you can contact Miss Alexandra (adennis@antonine.catholic.edu.au) or reach out to the below helplines who provide free, confidential and immediate support.

Headspace https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

Lifeline 13 11 14

Safe Steps 1800 015 188