5.1 Me To We Activities

Crumple Away Your Cares, Monday

Tip

Increasing our understanding of stress and which triggers lead to an emotional episode can have a direct link to how we constructively manage them.

Core Competencies 
Self-Awareness
Self-Management

Materials
Post-It Note or scrap paper

Time 
5 minutes

SELF-MANAGEMENT

An activity helping participants identify and manage the challenges in their daily lives.

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Everyone is affected by stress and at one time or another it can feel very overwhelming. With the right tools, we can learn to manage stress before it impacts our health.

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Make sure each participant has something to write on. Five minutes before ending your class or session, ask the participants to think about the things in their lives that are currently stressing them out. Have them write a word or phrase describing these things on a scrap piece of paper or post-it note. Once the participants are done writing, take five mindful breaths as a group. As they leave the room, instruct participants to rip, crumple, tear up and trash their papers (and their stress) and to think of one positive emotion to counteract the anxiety they feel.

DIVE DEEPER:

  • Stop each participant at the door and have him or her set an intention to help deal with their stress as they transition to their next activity.
  • Ask each participant to think of a negative thought they would like to let go of. Ask them to take a deep breath and breathe out as they imagine the thought leaving their bodies with their breath.

More Activities From This Unit

5.1 – CRUMPLE AWAY YOUR CARES, MONDAY

rethink: daily stress

5.2 – TAKE FIVE, TUESDAY

rethink: being in the moment

5.3 – ACTIVITY: GRATITUDE WEDNESDAYS

rethink: gratitude

5.4 – COMPASSION THURSDAY

rethink: compassion

5.5 – WHAT WORKED FOR YOU, FRIDAY

rethink: peer connections

5.6 – DROP IN, CHILL OUT, ANY DAY


rethink: relaxation