- reduced stress and anxiety
- sense of calm
- manage your emotions better
- improved concentration and productivity
- develop compassion and connectedness
- improved quality of sleep.
June is Mindful Month at Smiling Mind. You can sign up for free at https://www.smilingmind.com.au. All you have to do is complete a short survey (2 questions). According to the Smiling Mind website, some of the benefits of mindfulness include:
If you have forgotten Mother's Day or don't have any cash, you can download these free Mother's Day coupons. Make sure you she cashes them in. Isolation has been especially difficult for Mums - grocery shopping has become stressful because of shortages of items (and possibly a reduced family income), keeping the fridge and pantry stocked has become impossible, she has had to home school you and prevent you and your siblings from killing each other and she probably still has to go to work as well. So be extra kind to her.
Hey everyone, I understand that being stuck inside all holidays is enough to make any one go stir crazy so I have put together this little printable holiday book. It has Easter ideas, boredom busters, some tips to deal with anxiety, and lots more. I jazzed mine up with some washi tape and tied it together with embroidery thread but you can do what you want. You might want to put some of the quotes on the wall. You don't need to sign up to our newsletter (we don't have one yet) - just click on the download icon at the bottom of the document below. Alternatively, you can send me a message via the contact form and I will email it to you.
Kit and Teen Breathe magazines have some free downloadable mindfulness packs. You can find them at https://lovattsmagazines.com.au.
Big Life Journal has some free printable including things to do at home for teens. You can find it at https://biglifejournal.com.
Access to The Brave Program an online course by Queensland University is free. They have pre-teen and teen programs. You can find them at https://brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au.
Smiling Mind has free web and app based mindfulness and meditation app. You can find them at https://www.smilingmind.com.au.
If keeping a journal sounds too much like hard work you can keep a Sentence a Day Journal. You can buy them from Typo and Kikki K, or you can make your own with a small notebook. Just write one sentence a day about anything you want. If you're stuck for inspiration you can download these journal prompts. Click on the PDF below.
Instead of New Year's Resolutions create twenty goals, hopes and dreams for 2020. Download and print the PDF below.
If you live in Australia, it's Father's Day tomorrow. If you haven't got dad a gift yet, it's not too late to make these DIY scratchie cards for him. Check out how to make them below. I've included a free download to print.
Rebecca Sparrow is an author (amongst other things) and champion of tween and teen girls. Her book, Ask me anything, is one of my favourite resources for teens. She has a PDF of free resources available on her website including a list of inspirational people and organisations to follow on social media, great books to read and websites to visit. You can sign-up for it here.
The Supre Foundation, together with the Telethon Kids Institute and Headspace, have put together this fantastic little book about Bullying. It is full of useful tips and information about bullying, friendship, self-esteem and staying safe online. Best of all, it is free! You can pick one up at your local Supre store or download one here.