Are there some times when your emotions get the best of you? Do you feel out of it? Or have difficulty focusing on something that is important to you? Here is an excellent article about mindfulness in schools and the impact it has on improving attention and emotional regulation.
It all starts with paying attention. The small action of paying attention to your breath can have enormous positive long-term effects with regular practice. In fact, studies have shown that practicing mindfulness decreases stress, improves attention, and aids in how you respond to situations. So breathe mindfully, notice what you notice without judgment, and repeat.