Starting the New School Year – tips for children & young people – Self Kindness

This week, as part of the #CovidWellbeingNI partnership, the AMH MensSana team have put together some tips & advice for children & young people as they start a new school year.

The way you talk to yourself matters. Your inner voice can help you through hard days, or it can also make hard days feel worse. Are you encouraging yourself or discouraging yourself?  These simple reframes of negative self-talk can be a way to practice some self-kindness.  Start to learn to speak to yourself the way you would speak to your best friend when they are having a hard day.  Be supportive of you.

Instead of –

  • I can’t do this
  • That person is better
  • I probably failed
  • My work is awful

Try –

  • I need some help with this
  • Everyone is different, my strengths are:
  • I did my best today
  • It needs some work, I’m still learning

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