Mental Health Tips
Hello P.S. 316 Band-of-Sisters-and-Brothers,
Here are today's mental health tips from www.childmind.org is from Dr Lilly Hall, child and adolescent psychologist.
She's reminding us to take time to Be Present in the moment, aka mindfulness.
Pay attention. In the moment. Without judgment.
A goal is to stop ruminating about any thoughts to do with the past and the future. Try to block out anything to do with five seconds before or five seconds after this moment.
The ability to be mindful, especially at a time when your emotions or stress levels are running high, and to be able to step back and observe your thoughts and feelings (without judgment) is a skill that improves with practice.
Research says that a minimum of 5 minutes a day of deliberate mindfulness provides mental health benefits that extend beyond those 5 minutes.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace within ourselves. - Dalai Lama