Learning Goal: I can practice mindfulness.
Very simply, mindfulness is a way of thinking. It’s training your brain to pay attention and focus. It’s learning to direct your attention to what is happening in your present experience, including your mind, body, and environment.
We’ve had a very active week this week as we’ve begun the move from home learning to on site learning. You might find it helpful to take a moment and engage in some relaxing mindfulness activities.
First, some thinking for you – What activities do I enjoy and love to do?
Next, take some time to colour, read or simply spend time in your favourite space in your home. As you do so think about all of the things you are enjoying in that moment. It may be picking the colours as you colour in, the movement of the pencil across the page. It could be curling up with a new book, or picking an old favourite. A book where the characters or events in the story are new and exciting, or as familiar as your own family. Or it could simply be sitting in your favourite comfy chair, wrapped in your cosiest blanket, as the sun streams through your window.
Either way relax into the moment and just pay attention to what is happening in your present experience. The thoughts in your mind, the sensations in your body, and the sounds and movements in your environment. All the while just let your breath simply flow in, and then out, in, then out.
Finally, if you are looking for some follow up mindfulness activities, don’t forget you can always go back over previous postings on the3/4 blog:
Or check out the following pages on the MPPS mindfulness blog: