How to Get Grounded. For Kids.

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6 Simple Ways to Feel Healthy on the Inside.

I recently had the privilege of teaching at ABC school in District 7, Phu My Huong. I was so impressed with these kids and their level of honesty, kindness, engagement and mental focus. That class inspired this post by what I see can most benefit our youth making their way through school.

Take Deep Breaths

One hand on belly, one on heart. Breathe in slowly, breathe out slowly. You can calm yourself down anytime by taking 10 slow deep breaths and reminding yourself how important you are in the world. Even if you don't always feel like it, you are important. 

Do Something Nice

Doing something kind for a friend, a family member or a stranger can lift your mood instantly and take the focus off of your troubles. It is a fast way to feel good.

And while you are at it, what can you do that is nice for yourself? What could it be?

Ease Your Neck & Back

Lie on your back and neck may feel achey or tight. 

Lay on your back. Put your feet firm on the floor. Lift your butt up and take your hands under your body, clasped. Push your hips up and take deep breaths. This will feel really good to your back and neck.

Then twist your knees to one side, breathe for a bit & do the other side - same same :)

Reach Out

Everyone has bad days. It can help to speak to a friend or an adult who you trust when you are feeling blue. You don't have to deal with everything all on your own.

If you are feeling down, reach out your hand and you will be surprised at how much people care for you.

ve your back. No one needs friends who aren't supportive. We need friends who stand up for us and who are there for us.

Your People Matter

Surround yourself with solid people who have your back. No one needs friends who are.

It's better to be alone than to be surrounded by meanies. YouIt’s Ok can let go of people who are dangerous to your heart and mind and then build your friend circle up again with people who are kind.

Be kind to yourself and to others.

It’s Ok to Say No

Healthy boundaries make us feel better. If you are tired, rest. If you are not sure about something, you can slow down. If you aren't into something or someone, it's ok to step back. It's ok to say no thank you. Keep your boundaries. Take care of you 

Because YOU MATTER.

May all be emotionally and mentally well. I hope this helps a kid or two.

Love and light,
Suz