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Key 4 – Awareness – Live Life Mindfully – 6.5.2020
The past is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift – that’s why it’s called the present.
The skills of focusing your attention on the present – what you are doing, what’s around you or who you are talking to – is an important skill for happiness. Everyone’s mind naturally wanders but if you can train yourself to focus your attention more mindfully on the present, It can help you to feel calm. It sounds easy but it takes practice! The good news is, you can practise being more mindful in lots of ways.
Happy Fact – Scientists have found that our mind wanders at least 50% of the time and that we feel less happy when our mind is wandering than when it is focused on the present.
Quick Start – Focus on the present
Right now ask yourself:
Pause for thought – What things did you notice that you don’t usually notice.
Activity 1 – Mindful Minute Experiment
The mindful minute can be great to try if you are anxious, angry or upset and can help you feel calm. Spend 60 seconds focussing only on your breath.
Get Set Up
Trying a Mindful Minute
When your minute is up, open your eyes and noticed what you feel. Think about these questions:
Take a Mindful Walk!
Mindful walking can be a good way of practising ‘noticing and being present.’ Next time you go out for a walk such as a walk to school, practise these things.
As you step outside:
During your walk
After your walk
Mindful or Mind Full?
People often think that being able to do lots of things at the same time will get more done. However, research shows that exactly the opposite is true. By being mindful and focusing on one thing at a time, you can get much more done and it can help you feel calmer.
Think about it:
Look at your pictures:
Top Mindful Tips:
If you ever feel like you need to clear your head try the following:
PSST these activities can help you sleep too!
Stay happy and safe. xxx