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.