In this session, students learned how to sustain mindfulness in their everyday lives. We used a handout (which you can find in our online version of the Panther "Pause" Challenge, which is still in-progress) for students to fill out, that helped them organize their mindfulness routine.
The worksheet is divided up into three main sections - why you want to practice mindfulness, what formal mindfulness practices do you want to participate in, and what informal mindfulness practices do you want to participate in.
We included a list of formal mindfulness exercises on the worksheet, and below that, the days of the week. Participants could fill out which mindfulness exercises they wanted to do, and which days of the week they wanted to do it on. The informal mindfulness activities were slightly different - because they were to be done in your everyday life, there wasn't a set date or time you should do it. You can do it whenever you feel the need to.
At the end of the session, students were able to do a glitter jar meditation.
Next week on Monday will be our DIY mindfulness session! There, they will be learning a more creative side of being mindful.