The Power of Staying Focused

This spring isn’t going how anyone planned. Most of us are having to take life one day at a time more than ever before. Staying focused on “regular life” things like school, friendships, future plans and basic self-care can be really hard when nothing feels regular.

Fortunately, there are many tools and strategies available through Change to Chill that you can use to help you keep on track. Here are some places to start:

  • One of most powerful, yet simple focusing techniques is guided imagery. Guided imagery can have many health-related physical and emotional benefits. It can help you feel less nervous or upset and less bothered by pain and life’s stressors. Here are five simple steps to learning Guided Imagery. Once you’ve learned the basic of Guided Imagery, try using this Self-Guided Imagery activity by yourself or with your whole family.
  • Sometimes it’s helpful to escape for a bit. This Calm Practice guided imagery script and Calm Practice worksheet can help you visualize a place that provides a sense of safety, calmness and peace, no matter where you are.
  • Getting focused looks different these days. Whether you need to sit down and study, mentally prepare for a big test or take steps toward a future that can feel uncertain, this meditation can help you use guided imagery to get there.