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mindfulnessHave you ever driven somewhere familiar—perhaps the office, the grocery store, or a friend’s house—and when you got there, you didn’t remember the trip? Not paying attention to the everyday, mundane activities in our lives is a common occurrence for many. Do you really remember how you brushed your teeth? Do you remember how many bags of trash you took to the curb? Do you remember what it felt like to vacuum or wash the floor in your house?

Kids are no different from us in this regard. They often slip through their day, not paying attention to the little things that they have to do in order to get to the “good” stuff in their lives.


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But it doesn’t have to be that way. If we practice mindfulness, then even the most ordinary tasks can become interesting.

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Mindfulness is simply being conscious or present in the moment. It is paying attention to those small details that seem so unimportant. What color is your toothbrush? Were the trash bags heavy? What does the vacuum sound like? There are many benefits to being mindful of our tasks. By living in the moment, we lower our overall stress levels, and it has a calming effect. We can’t worry about the past or the future, if we are focused on the present.

These benefits are there for children as well, and we can teach them to be mindful in all situations. This can be particularly beneficial in school-related situations. If homework, projects, or tests tend to cause stress for the child in your life, learning to be mindful about it can help alleviate some of the fear and stress.

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Try these steps to practice mindfulness when your child has homework or must study for a test. Then, encourage him to practice this at the beginning of the test and throughout it, if he needs. Remember to try this yourself, as well. Mindfulness works for all ages.


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1. First, relax your body. Find a comfortable position to do the task at hand.
2. Focus on your setting. Notice all the details of the room you are in, of where you are sitting, and of the task before you. Use all five senses (hearing, smell, taste, sight, and touch) to really understand your setting.
3. Now breathe. Don’t try to change your breath. Just notice it. Calmly breathe in and out a few times. Try putting your hand on your belly to feel the breath.
4. If you have any negative feelings attached to the task, release them with one deep breath. Breathe out all the negative feelings. Breathe in calmness.
5. Now, look at the task before you. Imagine that you experience great success with it. For a child, that may be getting a good grade on her assignment. For an adult, that may mean a job well done and a compliment from the boss. Affirm your success by saying it out loud.
6. Now, begin your task. If you feel yourself faltering, if the task is getting difficult or you find yourself getting stressed, take a deep breath or repeat this process.

I encourage you to try this with your child. She may feel more comfortable if you do this with her the first few times. You can even practice on some of the more mundane tasks. Discuss how it makes you feel. Do you feel less stressed? Is your child better able to complete the assignment?


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If you practice mindfulness on a regular basis, you may find that even the most mundane activities become more interesting, and that the stressful activities become easier to tackle. Let us know how this works for you. We’d love to hear from you.


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