This week I had the pleasure of spending time with many (many) 16 year olds who are just beginning their Sixth Form Journey.
We spoke about many things, including but not exclusively
- Harry Potter
- Game of Thrones
- Chinese tourists
- How old I am!!!
- Free diving
- Buying a house
But the main theme throughout the day was to get across the message that at 16 years old they have the ability to take hold of their own mental wellbeing and therefore Improve Their Mood.
Your brain can be your own worst nightmare, feeding you stories that simply aren’t true, how ugly you are, how worthless you’ve become, no one likes you.
However with the support of Meditation and particularly Mindfulness you can slow your brain down and begin to break down those stories into exactly what they are – Little puffs of smoke that float away into the ether.
Getting hold of your mental wellbeing at a young age will enable you to form a solid and ever evolving relationship with it, because make no mistake your brain will, if given the opportunity, push you to breaking point.
You must start from somewhere, so how about this statement……….
‘ You matter, you’re important, and you’re going to make such an impact upon this world.’
This is not going to be some quick fix, because such a thing doesn’t exists. However if your practice mediating and living a mindful existence slowly you will slow down and improve your mood.