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Feel Good Friday: Advice From a 5 Year Old
Have you ever received unexpected yet wise advice from someone much younger than you? That's exactly what happened to a mom whose 5-year-old kid gave her some simple yet profound tips on handling her nerves. His advice included saying affirmations, walking confidently, taking deep breaths, focusing on positive experiences, and getting a hug, among other things. Read the whole article 5-year-old gave his mom advice for handling nerves. It was both adorable and spot-on.
This adorable yet insightful advice, came to me when I needed it the most. I was having one of those days when adult responsibilities were weighing me down, and I couldn't shake off the feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. But as I read the child's suggestions, I felt my worries melt away, and I couldn't help but smile at the innocence and wisdom. As we grow older, we often forget the importance of seeing the world in a simple and hopeful way, and it's easy to get lost in the worries of life. His advice serves as a friendly reminder to take a step back, breathe, and remember that everything will be okay.
The idea of Feel Good Fridays started because we believe the simple things that bring a smile to our face are the best things. Smiling and laughing has been proven to reduce stress in our lives! When we smile or laugh it releases neurotransmitters in our brain called endorphins, which are in charge of making us happy and helping to relieve stress.
Remember to check back for our next Feel Good Friday!
Valentina is a graduate from Western University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Resolution. Valentina has experience working with newcomer youth, helping them to develop essential skills, build resilience, and gain a sense of belonging. She believes that youth voices should be at the centre of the conversation and decision-making when it comes to mental health. In her free time, you’ll find her salsa dancing, painting, taking care of all her plants and re-watching her favourite comfort show, Friends.
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