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Mindfulness

This weekend I was lucky enough to get away from all the stresses and strains that modern day living bombards us with. The place that I went with my partner and friends felt like a secret, magical world that was filled with serenity and stillness.  The weekend was the complete opposite to my usual timetable of getting up, making breakfast, taking the children swimming, doing the weekly shop, making lunch, doing homework, cleaning the house, washing the clothes and so on!  The list sometimes feels endless and being in your home environment, if you are like me, you cannot just sit down, be still, be quiet and take a moment. So this weekend away was a breath of fresh air to my overcharged brain, it gave it an opportunity to slow down, to reflect and enjoy a range of different activities. A freezing walk on the beach in the rain, a delicious lunch catching up on old and new times, the silence of a forest and the icy freshness on my face of a mountain stream. It felt amazing.

Being given time to regather your thoughts, to reflect upon your day, can be considered as a luxury to some.  It is not something, we as adults are used to doing on a regular basis. We fill our day to the brink, so there are no moments left to just stop, press the pause button and silence the endless chatter in our mind.  I see our children follow in our footsteps of needing to cram every single moment of every single day, with something fast and furious. That’s why I run the Mindfulness Colouring Club, as colouring can be a highly effective way of fostering physical and psychological wellbeing in children. While it's a relaxing form of self-expression that stimulates creativity it also promotes a range of benefits to nurture well-being. 

These benefits include:

So the next time your child is perhaps worrying about something, or feeling out of sorts with themselves.  Sit them down with a colouring book and pens and tell them to get colouring. Then watch and see the transformation of their minds as it calms down and is able to rebalance it’s thoughts to a more peaceful state.

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