Simple Way to Teach Mindfulness To Kids

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”

Children as young as preschool can learn mindfulness techniques, I have used it in my classroom with my preschoolers. I would see a student playing with other students and having a difficult time – then it would happened before I interceded I would hear one student say “Let’s take a big breathe”

I will be starting a PARENT / TEACHER ZONE on the blog to help out all those parents and teachers that have found themselves in different roles in their lives. I will say I have seen some teachers just “Own” this situation of education that we are in right now. Some have taken education to a new arena and I will be sharing their tips, resources and brilliant ideas every week on the blog.

If you are a teacher or parent that has found a tip, trick or a resource that has helped you through this educational world and would like to share, please comment below. I love hearing everyone’s innovative ideas!

Peace Harmony & Breathe!

X ♥ O Cheryl

Resource: ↓↓↓ Mindfulness Music

Wellness Wednesday

This mindfulness exercise I have used in my classroom with great success with children that were having a tough time calming themselves at certain times of the day.

This exercise not only helps children learn about how their emotions can cloud their thoughts, but it also facilitates the practice of mindfulness while focusing on the swirling glitter in the jar.

Try having the kids focus on one emotion at a time, such as anger, and discuss how the shaken verse settling glitter is like that emotion.

If you leave the jar where they can use it with assistance (if glass) it will be a tool they will reach out for in those moments they are struggling.

Peace Harmony & Love

Cheryl XO

Wellness Wednesday

If you working at home with your children, have the kids practice meditation with you. As a former teacher, we used it in our classroom to calm chaotic moments, the students enjoyed practicing it – we made it part of our curriculum.

I use the CALM APP on my phone, there are so many different meditations to choose from.

Peace Harmony & Love

Cheryl XO

#WellnessWednesday

Wellness at workA Shift in the Focus of Wellness Programs

For many of us, a quarter to a third of our lives will be spent in the workplace.

On a daily basis, we will spend more waking hours in our workplace than at home, and experience more exchanges with team members than family members. 

When corporate wellness programs first took off, the focus was primarily on smoking cessation or weight loss goals. Current wellness programs have come a long way since then – now, program offerings have expanded to focus on more than just the physical aspect of health. Employers are now using corporate wellness programs to increase employee engagement and to become more mindful of mental health at work. Companies are doing this by combining more traditional well-being efforts with career coaching development programs.

Keeping Wellness Simple

This year, more workplace wellness programs will be switching to a “less is more” approach. One possible reason for employers not seeing the participation levels they want in their wellness programs is because the program is too confusing. Employees desire simple, uncomplicated wellness tasks and objectives – most likely because they already have enough on their plates. The last thing employers want to do is stress out employees even more by asking them to complete complicated tasks.

Workplace wellness programs can be simplified by focusing on five key factors that contribute to a successful wellness program: 

  • Accessibility
  • Communication
  • health assessments
  • Screenings
  • Health education

By keeping employee wellness simple, employers can expect higher participation rates and less confusion surrounding wellness initiatives.

 

Peace Harmony & Wellbeing!

XO Cheryl