Tasks & Resources
You may like to use the below activities as a break from regular learning tasks or as a way for families to spend some time together in a fun and interactive way. We hope you enjoy them!
5 Ways to Wellbeing
Connect with people around you; with family, friends, neighbours
Phone or email a friend who you don’t see often.
Walk in nature.
Spend time with pets and animals.
2. Be Active
Keep your mind and body active. Step outside your house or go for a walk or run. Play a sport, dance, ride a bike or do some gardening. Find something you enjoy and do it regularly. Exercising makes you feel good and helps to clear your mind.
Go for a walk or run.
Ride a bike.
Play a game.
Walk the dog
3. Keep learning
Try something new or rediscover a past interest. Learn to sew, read a new book, cook a recipe or play a new game. Learning can be fun. It can give you a sense of achievement and build your confidence.
4. Be aware
Be aware of the world around you; notice the changing seasons and the beautiful sights, smells and sounds as you do your daily activities. Notice how you feel.
Notice the sun or rain on your skin, the sensation of the heat or the cold.
Use your senses to notice the presence of others – their smell, touch, voice, smile and/or laugh and your reaction to them.
Keep a gratitude journal – write down the things you are grateful for on a daily basis.
Take photos of nature’s beauty – get them printed on paper or canvas.
Reminding yourself to take notice of your thoughts, feelings, body sensations and the world around you is the first step to mindfulness.