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What is mindfulness? An explanation for kids and teens

Mindfulness is noticing and being curious about what is happening right now. We can use our senses of touch, taste, sight, smell and sound to bring us into present moment awareness.

We become more aware, without judgement, as we don’t seek to change or alter anything in any way. We become observers of our current state as we are accepting and allowing things to simply be. We are explorers of experience.

Try this exercise wherever you are reading this:

Tuning into your senses, what are you noticing right now? What can you hear, see, smell, taste and feel? Become aware of your emotional state. What emotions and sensations are present in your body right now?

You may feel like journaling your responses or perhaps acknowledging your reactions to these mindful prompts is all you need right now.

Here is a clip from Smiling Mind to help explain mindfulness in a way that makes sense for kids and teens >>

I would love to know what techniques, strategies and resources you use to live more mindfully. Feel free to share your resources or ask any questions in the comments below.

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