Time to Pause: Tuesday
Written and narrated by Chanel Tsang
It’s all about the senses today as we do a simple grounding exercise. This good for those who experience anxiety or are having anxious thoughts.
NOTE: We will explore the sense of taste and smell, so it may be helpful to have a piece of fruit or veggie stick ready!
Mindfulness Activity: Go outside for a sensory walk! Choose one of your senses to focus on during different parts of your walk (what can you see, hear, smell, touch right now?).
You can try this listening game outside: find a safe place to stop, close your eyes, and focus on the sounds you are hearing. Put up your fist and then one finger for each sound you hear until your whole hand is open. Share what sounds you heard and see if someone heard different sounds. ** Remember to stay 6 feet / 2 metres (or 3 kids' arm length) distance away from other people on your walk.
Maybe you can bring along some more fruit and veggies to snack on after your walk!
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