5 Tips for Bringing Mindfulness to our Family

by | May 4, 2016

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In celebration of Mental Health Week 2016, here are 5 mindfulness tips to nurture calm & connection in the midst of our hectic family lives.

  1. Spending some time each day with our children single-tasking. When eating, just eat. When walking, just walk, when hugging, just hug. Feels good & strengthens our ability to focus.
  1. Observing and naming big emotions when they come to visit – both for ourselves and our children; when we name our big emotions, we can tame them.
  1. Reflecting on a pleasant moment from the day and sharing it with each other – noticing the good helps to hardwire happiness and counter the brain’s negativity bias.
  1. Showing ourselves care – with a hug, a kind message, and understanding when we’re having a hard time. What a gift for our children to see us as parents being kind to ourselves.
  1. Remembering to breathe; deep breaths can bring calm & relaxation to the body. – And this can be fun too! balloons, bubbles, pinwheels, oh yeah!

Sara Marlowe of Mindful Families

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