Young people today are presented with a range of challenges outside the classroom. Even though life presents unique obstacles to each generation—and always has—students today are confronting an entirely new set of challenges, including social media overload and cyberbullying. As a result, rates of anxiety and depression are rising among students all over the world.
How can we help students effectively cope with their realities before they become worn down and reach their breaking point? The best tool to do this is mindfulness.
While there are a range of self-care practices that can alleviate feelings of sadness in the moment, the practice of mindfulness can help even the most overburdened students live calmer and more satisfying lives.
Mindfulness is the ability to focus on the present moment, which in turn helps students regulate their emotions and learn to be at peace with the world they live in.
Hack Spirit has created an excellent infographic with 10 mindfulness strategies for students—and no experience is necessary! With essential tips for everything from basic meditation exercises to self-compassion, this tool can help students kick-start a daily habit of mindfulness.
Check out the infographic to learn more.