The change in our routines and uncertainty about the times ahead can be leaving adults and children feeling stressed and/or worried. It is important you take some time out to relax.
“When we relax, the flow of blood increases around our body giving us more energy. It helps us to have a calmer and clearer mind which aids positive thinking, concentration, memory and decision making. Relaxation slows our heart rate, reduces our blood pressure and relieves tension. It also aids digestion as we absorb essential nutrients more efficiently when relaxed, which helps to fight off disease and infection”. (Well Being People)
You can do activities you and your children find relaxing such as blowing bubbles in the garden, or playing with some of their favourite toys together to help them to feel calmer and more in control. If there are other relaxing activities you and your children like, you can do those too. You can even try the breathing exercises on this page to help them to relax.
For more relaxation techniques, please have a look at the attachment below which has been published by the charity Save the Children.