Monday, November 27, 2017

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness ... 

is a mental state achieved by focusing your awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings and thoughts.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Sleep - No Stress

Technology and Mindfulness 

Thank you to our school psychologist Andrew Nalepa, Phd, for this contribution:

“It may seem like you are experiencing higher levels of stress than ever before, but you have a network of support at Skyline to help you in developing effective coping skills.  One step is to increase your awareness of mindfulness and mindful practices – which can be a useful response to a variety of emotional wellness needs.  There are many different ways to incorporate mindful practices into your everyday life to combat stress; however, it’s crucial to make time in your daily routine.  

Regular practice will increase your success, and help you find the right ‘fit’. “

Smartphone applications are a popular way to explore mindfulness in a guided way, including: 

Stop, Breathe, Think
Take a Break!
Grow:  Mindfulness for Teens
Smiling Minds
Take a Chill

Using technology for mindfulness may seem contradictory at times, but these apps will likely be most effective with regular digital breaks- the key is finding balance! 

Try one and let us know what you think!

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