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Tick off what you have done today, and plan for what you can do tomorrow!

Happy Brain Checklist

lET'S REFLECT ON THE DAY

Happy Brain Checklist

  • Had some fresh air
  • Done some exercise
  • Connected with a friend
  • Done some Happy Breathing
  • Focussed on gratitude

  • Worked on a goal you enjoy
  • Done something to relax
  • Eaten healthy food
  • Drank lots of water

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using the list below check off what you have done today

Happy Brain Checklist

  • Had some fresh air
  • Done some exercise
  • Connected with a friend
  • Done some Happy Breathing
  • Focussed on gratitude

  • Worked on a goal you enjoy
  • Done something to relax
  • Eaten healthy food
  • Drank lots of water

using the list below check off what you will do tomorrow

EXERCISE

GOALS

HAPPY BREATHING

HEALTHY FOOD

WATER

RELAXING

FRIENDS

GRATITUDE

FRESH AIR

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  • Hydration and Bodily Functions: Drinking enough water is super important because it helps your body work properly. It helps with digestion, keeps your blood flowing smoothly, controls your body temperature, and helps you absorb nutrients from food.
  • Detoxification: Water is like a natural cleaner for your body. It helps get rid of bad stuff through urine and sweat, which keeps your kidneys healthy and helps your body stay clean inside.
  • Energy and Cognitive Function: When you drink enough water, you feel more awake and focused. It boosts your energy and helps your brain work better. Being hydrated can help you concentrate better in school and feel happier overall. So, make sure to drink plenty of water every day!

Why is water important?

  • Physical Health: Eating nutritious foods gives your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to stay healthy. It helps your immune system, lowers the risk of diseases like heart disease and diabetes, and keeps you feeling good overall.
  • Energy and Growth: Healthy foods give you the energy you need for school, sports, and other activities. Good nutrition helps you stay active and supports your growth and development.
  • Mental Health and Cognitive Function: A balanced diet with lots of nutrients can boost your mood and help you think clearly. It can improve your memory and concentration, and reduce the chances of feeling depressed or anxious. Eating well is good for both your body and your mind!

Why is healthy food important?

  • Emotional and Mental Health Benefits: Friends are there to support you when you're feeling down, help reduce stress, and boost your confidence. Having good friends can also lower the risk of feeling anxious or depressed.
  • Personal Growth and Social Skills: Friendships help you learn important social skills, see things from different viewpoints, and grow as a person. Going through fun and challenging experiences with friends makes you stronger and more understanding.
  • Physical Health and Enjoyment: Having friends is good for your body, too! Strong social connections can lead to better physical health and encourage you to make healthy choices. Plus, friends make life more fun with shared activities and memorable moments.

Why are friends important?

  • Boosts Oxygen Intake: Fresh air has more oxygen than indoor air. This extra oxygen helps your brain and body work better, giving you more energy and making it easier to focus. So, whether you're studying or playing, being outside can make a big difference.
  • Reduces Stress and Anxiety: Spending time outside helps you relax. The calmness of nature and the steady breathing you do while walking or playing can lower your stress. If you're feeling overwhelmed, a little fresh air can really help.
  • Improves Your Mood: Fresh air and sunlight make your body release serotonin, the "happy hormone." This makes you feel happier and more balanced. So, if you want to feel good and stay positive, spending time outside is a great idea.

Why is fresh air important?

  • Stress Reduction and Relaxation: Happy Breathing techniques help you feel calm and relaxed by reducing stress. When you practice these breathing exercises, your body activates its natural relaxation response, making you feel more peaceful and at ease.
  • Improved Focus and Cognitive Function: Practicing Happy Breathing can boost your focus and mental clarity. This means you'll be better at learning, solving problems, and thinking clearly overall. It's like giving your brain a little workout!
  • Emotional Regulation: Happy Breathing helps you understand and manage your emotions better. By becoming more aware of how you feel, you can control your reactions and have fewer outbursts, leading to a more balanced and calm emotional state.
  • Incorporating Happy Breathing into your daily routine: can help support your mental and emotional health, making you feel better and more resilient every day.

Why is Happy Breathing important?

  • Stress Reduction: Relaxation techniques are great for lowering stress. They help reduce stress hormones like cortisol, which can cause health problems if they stay high for too long. Relaxing can help prevent issues like high blood pressure and keep your immune system strong.
  • Mental Health: Practicing relaxation regularly is good for your mental health. It can make you feel less anxious or sad, improve your mood, and help you feel calm and happy.
  • Improved Productivity and Focus: Taking time to relax can make you better at getting things done. It gives your brain a break and helps you concentrate better. When you relax, you might come up with new ideas or solve problems easier when you go back to work or school.

Why is relaxing important?

  • Emotional and Mental Health: Being grateful makes you feel happier and less stressed. It can help you focus on the good things in life, making you feel more positive and reducing feelings of depression and anxiety.
  • Stronger Relationships: Saying "thank you" and showing appreciation strengthens your friendships and family bonds. When you express gratitude, it makes your relationships more positive and supportive.
  • Physical Health and Well-Being: People who practice gratitude often feel healthier and take better care of themselves. Being thankful can lead to a happier and more satisfying life overall.

Why is Gratitude important?

  • Endorphin Release: When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which are natural chemicals that make you feel good and help reduce pain. These endorphins can lower stress and anxiety while making you feel happier. This feeling, often called a "runner's high," can really boost your mood and make you feel great.
  • Mood Improvement: Exercise helps your body produce serotonin and dopamine, which are chemicals that make you feel happy and relaxed. Serotonin is known as the "feel-good" chemical because it helps lift your mood. So, when you move around and get active, you're helping your body feel happier.
  • Cognitive Enhancement: Regular exercise helps your brain work better by encouraging the growth of new brain cells and making your brain more adaptable. This can improve your memory, help you focus better, and make it easier to make good decisions. So, staying active is not just good for your body, but also for your mind.

Why is exercise important?

  • Direction and Focus: Setting goals gives you a clear path to follow. It helps you decide what’s important and make choices that match your long-term dreams.
  • Motivation and Persistence: Goals give you a reason to keep going, even when things get tough. They help you stay motivated and work hard to achieve what you want.
  • Measurement and Progress: Goals let you see how far you've come. You can track your progress, celebrate your wins, and make changes if you need to stay on track.

Why are goals important?