28-day Mindfulness Challenge
This course of activities is designed for children and young people of all ages so that every member of a household can complete the challenge. The activities are aimed at children and young people who will be transitioning back to school. Adults are encouraged to adapt the challenges for themselves and complete the projects as well. Whether you are new to mindfulness or are well practiced, we hope these activities help you find the positives around you.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment or what is happening right now. This includes noticing what you feel, think and what is around you. Being mindful can help people get along with others better and be happier.
Where to find more information about mindfulness:
Go on the www.nhs.uk website and search ‘mindfulness’ or follow: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mindfulness/
Children in New Zealand explain what mindfulness means to them in a video by Mindful Aotearoa: https://youtu.be/awo8jUxIm0c
For teens and young people, AboutKidsHealth has a YouTube video that can be found: https://youtu.be/QTsUEOUaWpY
The activities might be hard to fit into your lives at first, but they will become easier with practice. There is no right or wrong way to practice mindfulness; as long as you try.
Each day the next activity will be released for you to see.