Week 2 has started for us and I must admit last week was a struggle. Adjusting from 6 weeks holiday straight back into the school routine has taken its toll. As much as we were organised with school uniforms, routines and a stocked freezer I didn’t do any mental and emotional preparation and that was evident at the end of the week. Come Friday afternoon we had exhausted kids and one Mumma who was on the brink of a meltdown.
Smiling Mind is a great mindfulness app which we use infrequently with the kids. Last week, ABC and Smiling Minds shared a great mindful meditation to help our kids tune into their emotions. Mindfulness is a great tool for all of us in a busy switched on world and this meditation is one you can do together as a family.
My aim this week is to be mindful and start the day positive and focused with the aim of changing our Friday afternoon up. So this week I will practise this meditation with the kids a couple of times and see if we can identify emotions and stay present rather than getting carried away with large emotions at the beginning of another school term.
Do you practise mindfulness in your family?