Yoga and Mindfulness for children and Teens.
Day 4 of our 7 day self care challenge!
How are you guys getting on? Join in if you haven't already and please share this challenge with others!
How am I treating myself mentally right now?
This is another practice of noticing. So grab a pen and paper if you would like to as it works a lot better than just keeping the thoughts in.
Now I invite you to notice all the thoughts running around your mind right now about yourself. How do you speak to yourself?
Have you got an inner critic (I all my inner mean girl) that keeps speaking out? What are they saying? Is there a sense of panic or overwhelm?
Just notice these thoughts and then if you have written them down feel free to tear up that bit of paper. These thoughts are not your story. You can change the way you talk to yourself. Your inner mean girl/guy may still pipe up from time to time but we can listen and close the door politely on them and instead bring focus to the kind, loving way we are going to practice with ourselves instead.
Today we are going to work on showing ourselves kindness mentally by just being nice to yourself! Today we are going to tell ourselves something good.
The important thing about positive affirmations is that it feels good for you. If its something you dont believe it can be quite damaging so make sure you choose one that feels good and that you can work with. If your inner critic is telling you something mean about your body maybe choose a positive affirmation around body image. If you're feeling not good enough maybe your affirmation is simply 'I am enough'. Here are a few affirmations in which you can choose from or use them to inspire your own.
Once you have settled on one, repeat it at different times through out the day. Write it on a post it note and put it in your mirror or save it as the background on your phone, even use it as your laptop password. Just have it somewhere that will remind you to keep repeating your affirmation.
•I am enough
• I am doing the best I can
•I am grateful for everything I have
•I am free of worry and regret
•I am fearless and brave
•I am doing my best to stay calm and free of worry
•Today I will learn and grow. Everything i am looking for is within me
• My body works exactly how it is suppose to
• Today is I'll try to see my body with love and without judgements
•I will acknowledge my own self worth
•I accept myself just as I am
Please take care of yourself <3