Sometimes we are afraid to start something new. Fear of the unknown. Fear of the commitment. Sometimes we are reluctant to start something new because we are not even sure it will be worth the time and effort. So “why bother?”
In regards to mindfulness, the research is pretty clear. Improvement in behavior, mood, temperament, focus, resilience, etc. It is all there. When I ask educators if these are essential skills needed for learning, they are pretty clear as well. “Yes.” So why are so many reluctant to start???? See the paragraph above.
Today’s practice is a great way to introduce yourself and your students to a very quick, easy to follow practice. It is a simple beginning to all of our practices in our Middle and High School Curriculum, Everyday Mindfulness.
Are you ready?
Here we go.