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Morning routines, afternoon check-ins and more: Morning Routines Daily morning routine videos can be found here .  These aim to help get our minds and bodies ready for the day.   A slightly different video will be added each day, so make sure you click on the video with today’s date in the title: If possible, we would encourage you to pause the video for discussion after the daily facts section.  You can also invite discussion after each of the three questions, but no pressure should be placed on anyone to share their thoughts if they do not feel comfortable doing so.  Afternoon Check-ins A check-in video for daily use can be found here  (under morning routine videos).  This aims to help get our minds and bodies ready for the afternoon. The video prompts you to use strategies from this website.  You can access the strategies from the homepage .  Throughout the Day Strategies on the website can be used throughout the day to help you get into the zone to do things that are important to y

About In The Zone

Hi!  Welcome to In The Zone.  We share activities and strategies to keep our minds and bodies healthy and 'in the zone' for activities that are important to us.  This can help us be the people we want to be and live the lives we want to live.  We hope you find the website inspiring.

Zones of Regulation

Quick note on terms used: To quickly describe different energy levels and feelings, we use terms from the Zones of Regulation (Kuypers, 2011).  These terms are clearly explained the video below.   For more information please see the Zones of Regulation website: www.zonesofregulation.com/learn-more-about-the-zones.html    Reference: Kuypers, L. M. (2011)  The Zones of Regulation: A Curriculum Designed to Foster Self-regulation and Emotional Control. San Jose, CA; Think Social Publishing, Inc.

Calming Activities

Move from yellow zone to green zone: Different strategies work for different people, so you need to find the ones that work for you.  Here are some to try.   Try each strategy a few times because it takes us a while to get used to doing something new.  If it still doesn't help, try a different strategy.   BREATHE Fun  Serious   STRETCH Fun Play this one at 0.75 speed: Serious IMAGINE Fun Serious ANIMALS RELAXING VISUALS MUSCLE RELAXATION Fun Serious TRAVEL

Alerting Activities

Move from blue zone to green zone: Different strategies work for different people, so you need to find the ones that work for you.  Here are some to try.   Try each strategy a few times because it takes us a while to get used to doing something new.  If it still doesn't help, try a different strategy.  BREATHE MOVE ANIMALS JOKES Image above by matias porta lezcano , licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License .

Wilderness Wednesdays

Get regulated, build skills and have fun outdoors or bring the outdoors in! New activities will be added regularly, so keep an eye out. Let’s go for a walk! The task for this week is to Get Our Stomp On! Let’s go for a walk, and why not add a hop, skip and jump. This can be done outside, inside your home or in the garden. There are so many benefits that you can gain from this. It has many relaxing elements to it and also helps with concentration and helps to improve our mood, making us feeling happier and calmer.  Take note of all the lovely things you see. Tree image above by Stephen Forsyth .

Growth Mindset

Another great strategy to get in the zone: With a growth mindset you believe you can improve your abilities through practice.   You don't see failure and criticism as bad things, but opportunities to learn and develop.  You know you can learn a lot from other people and appreciate their help and guidance. Instead of giving up, you embrace difficult tasks and try hard to improve. You see problems as chances to experiment with different solutions. You understand that if you're trying and learning, it doesn't matter whether or not you succeed because you're on a journey of continual development. Check out the videos below for more information: Fun Videos Serious Videos Image above by Krisada , licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License .