Tips for Survival over the summer
Click on the link below to access resources to support Mental Health during school closure:
WB Mon 20th April
“One Antidote to stress is kindness” – (https://www.minded.org.uk/)
Take 3 breaths: Next time you are faced with a situation in which you might normally become irritated, feel critical, or act unkindly, take a breath. Breathe in through your nose, counting to three; hold the breath in for three counts and slowly breath out through your mouth, counting to five. As you breath, keep reminding yourself of kindness.
It can be especially helpful to remember that you don’t know all the circumstances that may be causing another person to act in a way that irritates you. Showing them kindness rather than irritation may really make a difference in their life, and it can lower your stress, too. Being in a lockdown, increases the level of our worries. Simple acts of kindness, can have a positive effect in everyone’s mental health.
WB Mon 30th
In your own mind, create space for yourself to pause.
Recognise, without judgement, what you are feeling, thinking, and how you are behaving. Are you running on autopilot, are you reacting? Or are you really engaging and being present?
Steer the situation by responding in the direction you want. Don’t just make a snap decision, but really consider the results you want and make the choice to drive your focus in that direction.