Riverside School Wellness Week
January 27th, 2021
Anxiety, stress, and worry affect everyone, even children. When you find yourself feeling anxious about being late to school, stressed about how you did on a math test, or worried that you won’t be invited to a play date, it can ruin your whole day. Mindfulness can help you work through these emotions by giving you the tools you need to re-center and calm your worries.
One of the simplest ways to ease a worried mind is to BREATHE! The next time you feel worry creeping in, listen to this one-minute mini-meditation and let go of stress and anxiety.
For additional tips and ways to calm anxiety, please visit this page on Copingskillsforkids.com
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Our five senses remind us to be present and in the moment!
What are 5 things you can see? Look around you and notice 5 things you hadn’t noticed before. Maybe a pattern on a wall, light reflecting from a surface, or an object in the corner of a room.
What are 4 things you can feel? Maybe you can feel the pressure of your feet on the floor, your
shirt resting on your shoulders, or the temperature on your skin. Pick up an object and notice its texture.
What are 3 things you can hear? Notice all the background sounds you had been filtering out,
such as air-conditioning, birds chirping, or cars on a distant street.
What are 2 things you can smell? Maybe you can smell flowers, coffee, or freshly cut grass. It doesn’t have to be a nice smell either: maybe there’s overflowing trash.
What is 1 thing you can taste? Pop a piece of gum in your mouth, sip a drink, eat a snack if you have one, or simply notice how your mouth tastes. “Taste” the air to see how it feels on your tongue.
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