Welcome to this week’s mindfulness challenge. Watch the video on how to make a jar and then you can use it when you are feeling frustrated, angry or upset.
Once you have watched the and made your jar.......
Give your jar a really good shake and remember to imagine that the glitter is like your thoughts when you’re frustrated, angry or upset. See how the glitter whirls around and makes it really hard to see clearly? That’s why it’s so easy to make silly decisions when you’re upset – because you’re not thinking clearly. Don’t worry this is normal and it happens in all of us (yep, grownups too).
Now watch what happens when you’re still for a couple of moments. Keep watching. See how the glitter starts to settle and the water clears? Your mind works the same way. When you’re calm for a little while, your thoughts start to settle, and you start to see things much clearer. Deep breaths while watching the glitter slowly clear can help us settle when we feel a lot of emotion.