7 Day Relaxation Challenge
DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY
Marneta Viegas shares the Relax Kids 7 day plan to a calmer, happier home life
THIS PROGRAMME HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO HELP YOU IMPROVE your child’s emotional wellbeing, general behaviour, concentration, confidence and sleep by using daily relaxation. It’s easy, enjoyable and relaxing for all the family. In fact, the more you can relax together, the more your child will enjoy it and find it natural and organic. Each set of daily tasks are simple and can be completed in a couple of minutes. When the household is calm and happy, the kids are too! Each day comprises of an exercise, an affirmation and my “tip of the day”. The exercises give the children a focus, this might be a visualisation, a stretch or a breathing exercise. The affirmations help develop self awareness, confidence and a positive outlook and my tips can help you maintain a relaxing atmosphere at home. At the end there is an activity for Family Chill Night where the whole family can get together and relax. Let's get started!
EXERCISE Melting Butter Imagine you are a tiny piece of butter lying on warm toast. Imagine that the floor is warm like toast and you are slowly melting into the toast. Feel your whole body becoming soft and gooey as you melt and relax into the warm toast. How long can you lie there for, feeling relaxed and calm? POSITIVE AFFIRMATION ‘Today I will be calm like a lake’ - Repeat these to yourself to keep yourself chilled out today. TIP OF THE DAY Look into reducing sugar and additives in your family’s foods as a healthy diet can improve behaviour and concentration significantly. >>
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