Many of us are feeling more anxious than normal. The coronavirus pandemic has impacted our mental health and our social lives.

As schools prepare to reopen, the 2020-2021 school year looks to be like no other. Distance learning and virtual classrooms are just a few of the changes that we’re seeing. 

And as schools adapt to this new learning environment, it’s important to consider the impact it’s having on the students. Practicing mindfulness can help reduce feelings of anxiety, and improve overall mental well being. 

The Importance of Mindfulness

At some point in time, we’ve all practiced mindfulness. Being mindful involves taking the time to focus on the present. Think about how you are feeling and where you are.

In periods of increased stress and anxiety, it’s harder than you might think. It takes time, but the benefits are worth it. Being mindful can help keep us in a more positive mindset. This in turn helps boost our mental and physical well being. 

And, thankfully, you don’t have to pay anything for mindfulness. Most mindfulness activities can be done from the comfort of your home. Below we’ve listed some top mindfulness activities. 

  • Take a Moment to Stretch
  • Meditate
  • Learn a New Hobby
  • Bake Something
  • Keep a Positivity Journal 
  • Create a Yearbook!
    • This year is one worth remembering. Creating a yearbook gives you a creative outlet. Plus, it’s a great way of documenting all of the events in our current lives.

YearbookLife can help you create lasting memories. We offer a full range of yearbook publishing and printing services. Elementary School Yearbooks, Middle School Yearbooks or High School Yearbooks, we’ve got you covered. Give your yearbook an unforgettable edge with YearbookLife’s 3D Yearbooks. Or go fully interactive with YearbookLife’s Digital Yearbooks, powered by FC Yearbook. Find your perfect yearbook by clicking here.