Right now, all of us are staying in as much as possible for our safety and the safety of others. It’s important, but many of us are finding it a time of increased stress and anxiety, and this can be especially true for children and young people. It is frustrating when we can’t do the things we enjoy, and at times it can feel like there’s nothing we can do to feel better.
We recommend practicing mindfulness. It’s a great way to manage stress and find calm during this difficult period.
We’ve been learning about mindfulness from our friends at Success Club, who have created a series of animations that are great for learning and finding calm.
But first things first, what is mindfulness?
Here’s Success Club’s explanation:
One of our favourite descriptions in this video is that mindfulness is:
“Being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way, which it won’t.”
We think that’s important to remember when we’re feeling low during lockdown. This might be difficult, but it won’t be forever. In the meantime, mindfulness can help us adjust.
For more videos from Success Clubs visit their website here.