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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.
Practice taking gentle stretches while you take slow, deep breaths in and out. Let your head fall towards a shoulder, stretching your neck. Let your shoulders roll forward and back. Find small ways to breathe and move your body.
You can use a pinwheel to practice taking deep breaths. Take a deep breathe in and as you breathe out, blow onto your pinwheel and watch it spin. You can adjust your breathing to make the pinwheel spin fast or slow. If you don’t have a pinwheel you can use a feather, cotton ball or anything light enough to move when you blow on it.