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Given the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and its timeline, families around the world are doing their best not to go stir-crazy while practicing social distancing.

For teens especially, it’s easy to become restless during periods of limited interaction. Scroll down for five mindfulness activities that will positively impact your mental health.

Mindful eating

KidsHealth.org suggests trying this with a piece of fruit, like an orange. “Your job is to eat the orange slowly, without rushing,” the site reads. “Mindful eating means really paying attention to what you’re eating.”

Focus on how the fruit feels, smells, and looks before you put it in your mouth. “Notice the flavor, the texture, and the juiciness as you chew each piece slowly,” the article instructs. “Take your time as you chew, taste, smell, and feel each bite of your orange.”

Click here to read the other mindfulness activities to try!

BY  for Distractify