It is important for teens to be mindful, as it can apply to the way our bodies move and feel. Learn the ways you can help them gain benefits by focusing on the pauses or rest.

Helpful Resources

What is Mindfulness?
Mindful Movement

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.