Well-being in St.Aengus NS
Whilst this may be a challenging time for us all let’s not forget, it’s a stressful time for our children too. Their normal is gone and they may not understand why. Their little minds are so confused, so during this time of continued, self-isolating remember to plant positive thoughts in your child’s mind. We have been given a gift to create positive lifelong memories that will help form our children’s coping skills as teenagers and adults.
Weekly challenge: At the same time of every day, think of one thing to be thankful for (remember to take photos and email them to email@example.com).
Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. You could listen to some mindfulness music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU
Lie on your back somewhere comfortable. Close your eyes so you can use all of your senses except for sight. Notice the feel of the air, the feel of the ground, the sounds that surround you and any smells that are present.
Lie in a comfy spot again, this time take a teddy or toy with you. With your back on the floor place a toy or teddy on your tummy. Breathe in and out slowly and deeply and try to concentrate on the way your toy/teddy rises and falls with your breathing. Oh and remember to give it a big cuddle.
Act of kindness day. Help around the house. Say please and thank you. Be mindful of others, show gratitude. Draw a picture, water the plants, brush the floor or help make buns. It’s the little things that you will remember.
Friday : Send in photos
Homework for Parents😊
This week, before you close your eyes, remind yourself of the things you did right. Let go of the things you could have done better. Be patient with yourself, and remember that big things are achieved not all at once, but rather one day at a time. Stay safe and stay mindful that one day this time will pass and we will have learned so much from it.
Ms O Toole