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Place your hands over your heart, close your eyes and just notice. Notice what your heart feels like beneath your hands. Notice how fast your heart is beating. There’s no need to judge or label what you feel, practice just noticing.
Deep breathing is one of the most important tools to lower stress in your body. Practice this fun breathing technique with your children. Breathe deeply and exhale as if you’re fogging up a bathroom mirror or breathing fire like a dragon. Take three deep dragon breaths seeing how loudly you can exhale.
Visualizing is a mindfulness technique to help you pause and focus on something in order to feel calm. Visualization is just imagining. Imagine that you are at the beach or in the mountains or in your favorite place. What things to you see there? What do you hear? What do you smell? What do you feel? Visualize some place that helps you feel calm and connected.