Hello sixth class,
Here are some ideas of things to do on Thursday and Friday.
1. Connect with other people
Face time or call a friend, go for a walk with someone, have a socially distant picnic.
2. Be physically active
Go for a cycle, a walk, a short jog. Practise whatever sport you like. Get outdoors in the beautiful sunshine. You could try some yoga- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPK9WNtpBgk
Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. Evidence also shows it can also improve your mental well-being by:
helping you to set goals or challenges and achieve them
causing chemical changes in your brain which can help to positively change your mood.
3.Create something/ practise a skill
You could draw or paint, work on a DIY project, try a new craft, bake or cook something .
Here is a nice recipe for cookies - https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/vintage-chocolate-chip-cookies
You could also make another well-being rock like the ones we painted in school earlier this year!
4. Give to others
Research suggests that acts of giving and kindness can help improve your mental well-being by:
creating positive feelings and a sense of reward
giving you a feeling of purpose and self-worth
Some examples of the things you could try include:
saying thank you to someone for something they have done for you
asking friends or family how they are and really listening to their answer
offering to help at home
making a card for someone, writing a letter to a friend or family member
5. Pay attention to the present moment
Try this guided meditation. Take some time to focus on the present and use your senses to become aware of your surrounding environment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inpok4MKVLM
6. Watch your favourite film or a TV programme that makes you laugh. Read a book out in the sunshine.
7. Listen to a list of happy songs such as the ones in this playlist- https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1llkez7kiZtBeOw5UjFlJq
8. Weaving well-being
There are plenty of other lovely ideas in this booklet here if you wish to take a look.
Whatever you decide to do I hope you enjoy the beautiful sunshine,