To all of our families and friends of Hermitage Primary School, our children’s mental health is very important, and at this time, especially so.
At the bottom of the page, we’ve put together some mindfulness ideas and activities as well as breathing exercises and yoga positions to download.
The mental health of our parents and carers is vital too, as it in turn, helps your children. So why not have a go at some of these together and enjoy slowing things down a little.
Mindfulness means paying full attention to the moment. It means slowing down to really notice what you’re doing.
Being mindful is the opposite of rushing or multitasking. When you’re mindful, you’re taking your time. You’re focusing in a relaxed, easy way.
Mindfulness happens naturally sometimes. Let’s say you’re getting ready to take a shot in netball. You carefully position your feet. You look up at the net and feel the ball in your hands. Taking your time, you raise your arms. You tune out all the other sounds and take your shot. Swoosh — yes! Nicely done.
That calm focus, that way of paying attention to what you’re doing, taking your time, taking it easy — that’s you being mindful! And being mindful just helped you take your best shot.
Being mindful helps you:
If this sounds like a superpower, it is! Being mindful helps people in just about every part of life. Learning how to be mindful when you’re young gives you a chance to get really good at it and use it all throughout your life.