Once in a while, we all need a Mental Remix. This lesson helps you provide the resources teens need to remix how they deal with stress.

Helpful Resources

Mental Remix Video & Discussion
Get Some Perspective
Positive Affirmations

Did you know your thoughts help shape your reality? We all have an inner voice in our heads that helps us navigate each day. Positive affirmations are encouraging messages you speak, write or think to yourself to support yourself. They help interrupt patterns of negative thought, build self-compassion and help achieve desired behaviors.

Practicing daily affirmations can help increase positive thought patterns and the way you see yourself.

Affirmations Activity Worksheet

Chill at Home

  • Gratitude Note

    Write a gratitude note to someone you care about and read it aloud to them.

  • Mindful Eating

    As you eat your next meal or snack, be mindful about it. Notice the smells, tastes, textures and colors of what you are putting in your body.

  • Listening

    Have a conversation with a family member, friend or teacher and focus all your attention on being present and listening. Share with that person something new you learned from the conversation.

  • Connecting

    Ask your parent/guardian about their day and share something about your day.

  • Lend a Hand

    Help your parent/guardian/friend make a meal. Focus on being present with each step of the meal preparation process and enjoy the fruit of your labor at the end!

  • Unplug

    Take a walk this week, but leave your cell phone at home. Notice the things around you: sounds, smells, nature and objects you have not paid attention to before.

  • Take a Break

    Devote 20 minutes to reading a book without interruptions – leave your phone in a different room!

  • Be Present

    Pick one day this week and leave your cell phone at home in the morning. Go the entire day at school without being connected. Take time to notice your feelings, emotions and observations without the interruption and distraction of your phone.

  • Get Some Rest

    Commit to getting at least 7 hours of sleep 3 days this week. If you feel up for it, jot down how you feel in the morning and reflect back on your notes at the end of the week.

  • Take a Deep Breath

    Practice deep breathing once a day. Count to 3 as you inhale and count to 4 as your exhale, repeating as many times as you want.