Welcome to Ellinor's Corner!
Hi! Welcome to my little spot here at Emotesy! This is where I'll put things to share with you and all my Emotesy friends. I might put fun activities or worksheets here, or just share a few of my own thoughts and adventures! I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!
Pause and Reset
Coping with Stress
Sometimes when it feels like there's just too much going on, or if I think I'm trying to do too many things at once I get overwhelmed. When that happens, I have to remind myself to "pause and reset." Resetting lets me take another look at what's going on and helps me pick just one thing to focus on. Here are some of the things I do to help me pause and reset so I'm calm enough to try the task again:
2-take a deep breath
5-listen to music and dance!
What helps you "pause and reset"?
When times get stressful, I sometimes gets lost in all the things that aren't going well. When I notice I'm a bit grumpy or I get stuck in negative thinking, I know its time to change the channel and look for things I am grateful for. One of the things I'm most grateful for is sunny days! What are 3 things you can be grateful for? Take time each day before bed or maybe at dinner time to share the things you are grateful for.
Just take a deep breath and breathe out slow like you're blowing bubbles...then remind yourself that staying home helps keep loved ones safe...take another slow deep breath, blow out the bubbles...remind yourself that this is all temporary...
Quick Bedtime Tip
Do you ever have trouble settling down to get to sleep? Maybe you have lots of worries or extra wiggles at bedtime? I've got a trick you can try to help get your body ready for bed.
First, get settled into bed so you're comfy, cozy
Imagine your bed is a cloud (it helps if you close your eyes)
Next, take a sloooow, deeep breath
Then, as you breathe out slowly, imagine you're sink a little into your cloud. Notice how as your belly starts to relax--you sink a little deeper into your cloud, feeling its softness around you.
Repeat the breaths 2-3 times, sinking a little more each time
If you practice this trick a few times it gets easier and can help you fall asleep faster.