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
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!