MILDFULNESS

HEALTHY MINDS PODCAST

Being apart from each other hasn’t been easy for anyone. Listen to Fairfax County Public Schools’ Healthy Minds podcast to hear how we are all handling uncertainty, get new ideas how to help your friends and families feel better, and learn about how to help yourself feel stronger and more energized.

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6 MUST-DO’S FOR YOUR BEST SLEEP EVER

For some, to-do lists can feel a tad overwhelming. Especially when you make them at the beginning of what looks like a busy workday. But have you ever thought about making a pre-bed to-do list? Stick with us here: Doing the right things in the hour before bedtime can make all the difference in how well you sleep.

WAYS TO PRACTICE MINDFULNESS THAT AREN’T MEDITATION

Mindfulness is as buzzy as ever, but it still gets mixed up with meditation. That means people who are not interested in meditating — or are simply too busy to sit still for meditation — sometimes write off mindfulness, too.

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WHEN ANXIETY BECOMES UNHELPFUL: HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD

All children worry. In fact, worry in itself is not bad. In some situations, worry and anxiety are helpful! So, when does anxiety become unhelpful? Anxiety is unhelpful if it keeps your child from hiking in the Wissahickon or attending school on test days. In short, anxiety is unhelpful if it gets in the way of life, either for the child or their family.

HOW TO BECOME A MORE MINDFUL PERSON

We all have heard of the concept of becoming more mindful. But what does that actually mean in our everyday lives? Is it strictly tied to various forms of meditation or breathing exercises? It can be, according to the experts, but in actuality it is more practical and something you can even do on a daily basis.

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RELAXATION TECHNIQUES: LEARN HOW TO MANAGE STRESS

Life is stressful and sometimes the stress can overwhelm you, but there are steps you can take to learn how to relax.
Normal everyday activities like grocery shopping or traffic jams can make you tense. You might find it hard to unplug from digital devices and streaming services in a 24/7 world. Work deadlines, handling the kids, or dealing with a difficult relationship can get you down.