You place your hands palm together but horizonal (flat) in front of you. As you breath in lift the hand on top upwards like a lift going up in a building. Then as you breathe out, lower the same hand down until you finish your breath and the hands are together. Repeat 5 times.
Can be done sitting, but its even better lying down. Put your hands on your stomach, breathe in and let your hands lift off your tummy they are on a surface of a balloon being blown up. As you breathe out, let your hands return to where they were, as if the balloon is deflating.
Sit down anywhere. Let your eyes find something and focus on that one thing, really look at it, as it if you have never seen it before (a crack on the ceiling, a bit of fluff on the floor, a piece of clothing).
What do you notice?
Try to repeat it twice more so you look at three things mindfully for about a minute each,
Tell me Something Good!
Take a minute to think of something good that happened today. It can be a big thing like I got to play with my friends (not happening much at the moment) or something small like I loved my breakfast.
You can share with someone, write it down or share it with your whole family at a mealtime and ask them to tell you something good!
Yawn to Reset!
At times when we need a pick up because you don’t have any energy or you’re feeling sad, nervous, disappointed or even angry, you can yawn to reset!
Stand up, then try to do the biggest yawn you have ever done, use your arms to stretch up, make fists with your hands, breathe in and out through your mouth. Next, stretch your fingers out wide and move your arms in a circle. Make it dramatic!