In just two months, school stress is starting to get the best of you. Quizzes, homework, and practice.
Now picture this: You have less stress and you’re still managing everything without your life falling apart.
We know, we know. It sounds crazy, but it’s possible.
Despite the stress that school and sports cause, use mindfulness to focus on the positive. You know, why you love to play sports and how it makes you feel when it’s time to perform.
So, what is mindfulness, and how can it help you have a less stressful school year? Mindfulness means paying full attention to something. It means slowing down to really notice what you’re doing. When you’re mindful, you’re focusing in a relaxed, easy way.
ANXIOUS ABOUT THE BIG GAME
Visualize yourself having a great game. Stay positive with an affirmation. Think about how those good vibes feel, then remember that you got this. Deep breath, better.
NERVOUS ABOUT A TEST
Center yourself with positive thinking and relax. Release some good vibes with the mantra, “I have studied hard for this test. I am smart and capable.” Repeat this affirmation and watch the relaxation start to seep in and keep you calm.
The best part? You can practice mindfulness anywhere. Learn to be gentle and patient with yourself. Stay focused on the positive and watch your stress start to decrease.