Mindfulness in ChildrenAnyone reading this who knows me, knows that I’m a big believer in mindfulness and its benefits in my life and work.

While I know it works for me and many of the clients I work with, I understand why a lot of people ask, “I keep hearing about mindfulness, what the heck is it anyway?”

Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness in this way, “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”

 

Miniature Mindfulness Practitioners

That sounds like a lot, right? That’s why I was excited when I came across this video clip from some young people across the pond:

It’s clear these miniature mindfulness practitioners, have broken that definition down to the basics, it’s all about taking a little time out.

So, the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed and need to take a step back to regain your focus, don’t overthink it or be intimidated, just listen to the kids:

“Breath out all of the things that you have to worry about”

“The whole point of mindfulness is to calm down and relax, take a deep breath in and a deep breath out”

“Focus on what you are feeling so you can calm down and get back to learning.”

Yes, I’ll have some of that, please!

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