Educator Resources for Mindfulness

You probably know the feeling: An endless stream of thoughts leads your brain in a hundred different directions—to memories of the past, plans for the future, and even random daydreams—and you’re left feeling anxious or overwhelmed. Everyone's mind wanders, especially during routine tasks that don't require our full attention. But sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by those thoughts, and lose sight of the world around us. Practicing mindfulness is one way to turn down the volume on an overactive brain. It's a skill that allows us to focus on the present. Some people practice mindfulness through meditation, which uses breathing and relaxation to keep our attention on the moment. Others do it while taking a walk or eating a meal. With practice, mindfulness can be a useful tool for managing our emotions and everyday stress. So inhale, exhale, and press "play" to learn more!