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Create Your Own Calm

Create Your Own Calm

Mindfulness isn’t a “quick fix” to solving all your problems. Instead, mindfulness is a tool kit that you can pull resources from when you’re faced with moments of stress or anxiety. You can also pull from your “mindfulness tools” to help you create more moments of calm. Try this easy writing trick before bed to help you dial into the positive and significant moments in your daily life. Eventually, you can look back on your week or month and see so many wonderful moments you can be grateful for.

Writing down just (1) positive moment from your day can have a profoundly positive effect on you.

Use one of these prompts to get you started:

Soundtrack for Fun + Focus

Soundtrack for Fun + Focus

Kids know when we are disengaged. An act as simple as putting away tech during mealtimes can give your family the opportunity to connect in a positive way. Pop on this fun playlist to help you focus on family and fun!

 

 

Color for Calm: 3 Free Resources to Try Now!

Color for Calm: 3 Free Resources to Try Now!

Coloring can activate calm and settle your nervous system. That’s why we include it as a resource in our MBAwareness Educational Program. Teachers and students alike benefit from a few minutes of coloring for calm.

According to this article by Positive Psychology, “mindfulness coloring allows us to switch off extraneous thoughts and focus on the moment.” While you can find a “mindful coloring” book at nearly any retailer, here are a couple of our favorite online resources for kids and adults

Customize Your Kicks

Who doesn’t want the chance to customize their own Converse, Vans, Air Force Ones, and other easily recognizable sneaker silhouettes? These fun coloring pages are from Kitchen Table Classroom Just sign-up to get access to her FREE Resource Library and you can download this 5-page coloring template along with a host of other cool art and home education resources! 

 

Words to Color (and Live) By

Kristina from Planes and Balloons has created these mantra coloring sheets that are equal parts calm and empowering. You can download her FREE trio of coloring sheets with words like “Be Still” and “Just Breathe” embellished with beautiful floral patterns.

 

Color What You Love

Not seeing what you need? No problem! Jump over to Pinterest and type in something you love, (like coffee) and add in “free coloring printable” and you’ll have a plethora of options to choose from! You can even try to create your own coloring pages with apps like ReallyColor.com! Don’t forget to Follow us on Pinterest for other mindful tips and tricks! 

 

Reboot + Recharge: a 20-Minute “Mini-Meditation” Playlist

Reboot + Recharge: a 20-Minute “Mini-Meditation” Playlist

We’ve got a lot going on in our daily lives. Carving out a few minutes of self-care can sometimes feel like a chore. One of the best ways to tap into your self-care needs is to notice what is happening internally. Use this 20-minute “mini playlist” to help you calm your nervous system so you can reboot and recharge.

{Im}perfect Now: March Featured Playlist

{Im}perfect Now: March Featured Playlist

“Being Uniquely YOU is the New Perfect.”

― Stephanie Lahartced 
This playlist was created with our 2020 whole self theme in mind, specifically on what it means to be perfectly imperfect.  Accepting imperfection can be a freeing experience. A grounding experience. It can also be scary to open yourself up to vulnerability. Each of these songs was picked because of the earthly vibes they bring to mind. Put this on, let your hair down, and know that in this moment, you are ok.

 

Looking for more? You can check out ALL of our curated playlists on our Mind Body Align Spotify. Be sure to follow our page so you get updates when new songs and playlists are added!