When you’ve got a lot on your mind, it can feel like there’s a lot of pressure to get things done and make decisions quickly. Sometimes, when we make decisions reactively, we don’t make the best decisions we can. We’re using the wrong tools. We’re using the instinctive part of our brain. This part of our brain is great for helping us avoid the oncoming bus hurtling towards us. Not so good for thinking about more complex situations or circumstances. For that, you need the more rational, calmer part of your brain. How can you switch on the calmer part of your brain?
A Beginners Guide to Meditation
- MindSpace: Go to http://www.meditationinschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/schoolresource_oneminutemindfulness.pdf
and click on a theme to listen to a quick guided meditation script
- Smiling Mind: Go to https://smilingmind.com.au/our-programs/ and download the free App for guided meditations made especially for your age group
- Mindfulness in Schools Project: Check out this YouTube channel for some more audiovisual Mindfulness guides https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7bI_SnFw_MjCkiHZLGUQvA/videos
The key to Mindfulness is trying again and again and again. Practice makes perfect!