Growing up today is a lot different to what it used to be.
Although we all want to raise happy kids, there are added pressures like social media, too much screen time, cyber threats and 21st century challenges beyond our control.
Hugh van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project, says we can’t control the future and we can’t change the past, but we can improve our everyday outlook by practising the GEM principles – gratitude, empathy (or compassion), and mindfulness.
In this, the second of two Life Education guest podcasts, Hugh talks about how we can bring more mindfulness and positivity into our lives and help our children do the same.
Listen to the first podcast with Hugh van Cuylenburg!
Hugh shares his tips for disconnecting from technology for periods of time to create more meaning and connection in our day.
He talks about how making the simple choice ot put away our phones, can enrich our lives by creating opportunities for more meaningful an memorable conversations, and make us more present-minded when enjoying time as a family.
Hugh also talks about the simple daily activity that can train our brains to scan for the positives and improve overall optimism, along with the powerful feedback that drives his mission to help others improve their mental health.
In a year of upheaval, Hugh’s relatable advice and humour is welcome tonic for mental wellbeing.