Holiday Mindfulness for Kids

Journal of Miss H

“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotti

With the summer holidays in full swing it’s time for kids to relax, have fun and unwind after a busy school year.  Whether you’re experiencing the record breaking heatwave in the UK, or travelling further afield, many kids go through moments of boredom, frustration or even anxiety during the holidays.  This is where mindfulness can help.

Mindfulness is described by Jon Kabat-Zinn as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” Beneficial for children and adults alike, mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety, increase cognitive flexibility, improve focus, boost working memory and enhance a better quality of life.

Here are five simple ways to help children become more mindful during the summer holidays and beyond.

1. Be Present 🌸

Being present can have a very grounding…

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