from Chapter 1 of Being You: A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness
I surveyed teen girls, ages 15-19, about how they've benefitted from practicing mindfulness. Here's what some of them said:
[Mindfulness] helps me to feel less anxious while I’m taking tests.
—Antonia, age 19
It helps me in problems I’m going through in life, making the best decisions.
—Shantall, age 17
It helps me to be able to focus more when I’m playing violin or when I’m studying.
—Maryam, age 19
Mindfulness makes me feel more relaxed and more confident during class. Also during sports or tests, I feel more focused.
—Mabell, age 17
It has helped me with my friends in the sense that I have more patience when I talk to them because there are some days when they really stress me out.
—Paula, age 17
Mindfulness helped me in a lot of ways. When I’m nervous, when I’m sad, when I’m agitated, etc.
—Arleen, age 15
Mindfulness makes miracles, and everyone should be using it.
—Victoria, age 17
Excerpted from Being You: A Girl's Guide to Mindfulness, by Catharine Hannay.
© Prufrock Press, 2019. Used with permission. www.prufrock.com
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