Acknowledge your thoughts and emotions, concentrating on the positive and moving past the negative.
Create a positive cycle of self-talk and acceptance, turning negative thoughts into productive ones.
Use steady, measured breathing techniques and other resets to focus your mind and your body in the moment.
Mindfulness has a host of benefits for people of all ages. For students and athletes in particular, mindfulness can help improve and increase:
Self-compassion and positive self-talk
Compassion and empathy for others
Feelings of community among classmates and teammates
Mindfulness also has a positive effect on mental health by helping to manage and decrease:
Stress and anxiety
Symptoms of depression
Incidents of bullying