Life is a mixed bag…

It’s been quiet on the Blog this week – where are you all?! Having fun, feeling happy, eating well and moving lots hopefully!

Today we’re going to discuss ‘life’ itself!

Hills and dales…what are they?

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One’s high, one’s flat. A bit like life really…sometimes we have high points: when we feel great, and sometimes we have times when we just feel a bit bleurgh.

Then there are the valleys: the really low points, when life is a bit rotten.

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But this is all normal. Life has its hills, dales and valleys. It’s how we deal with them that is important.

Can you think of some opposites? Some hills and valleys? For example:

  • Health and illness
  • Happiness and sadness

Tell us some more in the comments below!

We recognise life can be a bit like that sometimes – the ups and the downs actually make us stronger in the long term (ask most adults and they will agree with this). A mixed bag of positives and negatives.

‘Resilience’ is the ability to deal with tough situations and be able to move on from them in some way.

When life throws in some unfortunate surprises, we should sit back and try to recognise that the intensity of negative emotions we feel right now, will probably not last forever. We should also try to find the positive in any situation: happy memories, to things to look forward to.

So this is life – it has its hills, dales and valleys unfortunately. Hopefully there will be more hills in all of your lives than there are dales and valleys!

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Mindset Warrior 🙂

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What’s your unique talent?

Hi everyone, Mindset Warrior here!

I was selected to be a Health Champion for The Children’s Health Project because I have some unique talents. One of them is being able to teach children (like you!) how to deal with worry, stress or anxiety. I have a whole set of tools and tips to help you manage your feelings and emotions, which I’ll be sharing with you on this blog…

The other Health Champions on the team have their own unique talents, all related to health and wellbeing.

Captain Kinetic knows all about movement, exercise and play…

Nutrition Ninja’s unique talent is being able to teach children like you about healthy eating, and why we should make healthy choices in our foods…

Agent Lifestyle is an expert in getting all those daily habits in place that help promote a healthy lifestyle…

Now, you are also Health Champions, I understand. I see your names pop up whenever you post something, or comment on something! I do wonder what your unique talents are though…

Can you tell me a bit about your unique talent when it comes to staying healthy? Is it something you have practised over time? Can you take a photo of your unique talent and add it in the comments box below?

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Have a great day everyone!

Can’t wait to hear from you…

Mindset Warrior 🙂

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Stay positive TEAM!!

Thumbs up for #thoughtfulthursday!!!

Being ‘positive’ is great…everything seems better when we are positive and feeling good about the future.

How do you make yourself happy when you’ve been feeling sad?

Do you have any good techniques that you could share with us on the blog?

Your challenge today is a very simple one – and still fits with Anti-Bullying Week…

Smile at 3 people as you’re walking to/around school today…

Can you brighten someone’s day with a BIG SMILE? It’s quite contagious you know…try smiling at someone now, and watch them smile back!!

Make sure your teachers are feeling really positive today too – give them a big, genuine smile – it will make them feel happy!

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In health and happiness,

Mindset Warrior 🙂

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Dealing with stress – clap along…

 

Sometimes, life gets difficult.

When it does, we need a little something to lift our spirits, and help us feel more positive.

Pharrell Williams does just that with his song ‘Happy’ featured in the film, Despicable Me 2.

“Clap along if you know what happiness is to you…” sings Pharrell. My question is: what is happiness to you?

Today’s inspiration is for you and your class to have a sing along! The lyrics are below, and you can find the video HERE on YouTube.

Lyrics

It might seem crazy what I’m about to say
Sunshine she’s here, you can take away
I’m a hot air balloon, I could go to space
With the air, like I don’t care baby by the way

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Here come bad news talking this and that
Yeah, give me all you got, don’t hold back
Yeah, well I should probably warn you I’ll be just fine
Yeah, no offence to you don’t waste your time
Here’s why

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Happy, bring me down
Can’t nothing, bring me down
Love is too happy to bring me down
Can’t nothing, bring me down
I said bring me down
Can’t nothing, bring me down
Love is too happy to bring me down
Can’t nothing, bring me down
I said

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Happy, bring me down
Can’t nothing, bring me down
Love is too happy to bring me down
Can’t nothing, bring me down
I said

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

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In health and happiness, Mindset Warrior

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