We’ve said goodbye to summer for real now…I know this because we’re back in the thick of it at my house: school, soccer, homework, soccer, karate, soccer, (hopefully) dinner, and then some more soccer. I struggle with feeling scattered nearly all the time. A bit of mindfulness—just a minute here or there—can really help the whole family feel grounded, so I offer you this 60-second Mindful Moment to help. Give it a try with your little ones, and let me know how it goes!
IMAGINE YOU’RE A TREE
Take a long breath in, and let it all the way out. If you want, you can close your eyes.
Imagine you’re a tree.
You have roots growing down into the earth, holding your trunk steady and strong.
Your branches are reaching up, up into the sky.
What kind of tree are you?
You can be any kind of tree you want.
Decide what color leaves you have, what your branches look like, and how tall you are.
See your whole tree in your mind.
Remember, your tree has strong roots that hold you safely in the ground, and strong branches that reach up toward the sky!
Listen to more Mindful Moments here. And please leave a comment, and let me know how it goes!