Jordan and her friends learned a new skill, decorating cakes. They also learned about savoring special moments and focusing on the sensations of a positive experience - like the taste of your very favorite snack, or the feel of a warm bath, or the sounds of birds and the wind as you go for a walk. Savoring requires paying close attention with your senses and it requires that you slow down so that you can fully appreciate the experience.
Why is it important?
Our culture values speed over attention and mindfulness. We end up paying more attention to the negative things that happen in a day than to the positive ones. However, positive emotions facilitate resilience. Positive emotions help us think creatively about solutions to problems, lower the effects of stress, and make it easier for us to withstand the tough times. Those who make time to savor report great happiness and less sadness and anxiety.
I am giving away 5 SUPER AWESOME prize packages!
All you need to do to enter is:
1. Go to FishfulThinking.com
2. Click on the Activities for Parents and Kids tab (keeping kids positive)
3. Scroll down to Savoring and Positive Emotion
4. Choose an activity you can do with your family
5. Leave a comment telling me why you chose that activity
For 5 extra entries
For 10 extra entries
1. Post about your Savoring and Positive Emotion activity on your blog
(I will be choosing ONE blogger who posts about this activity for an additional special prize)
You do not have to have a blog to enter...you can also email me never2pink at yahoo dot com
OH and...after you enter MY contest go HERE ....you will thank me for this, make sure to tell her Mamarazzi sent ya!