Information | Rezoning for Housing

Public hearing on April 22, 2024. Proposed rezoning will support more housing options in all communities.

Learn more

Make time to relax and reflect with these simple activities that focus on breathing, mind and body.

Activity 1: Mindful breathing

  • Sit in a comfortable spot. Bring one hand to your belly and your other hand to your heart.
  • Take a deep breath in and a deep breath out.
  • Do you feel your heart? Notice how fast or slow it is beating.
  • As you take a deep breath in, try to make both of your hands lift.
  • Breathe into your belly and your chest. Breathe out from your chest and your belly.
  • Notice how you feel

Activity 2: Mindful reflection

  • Sit down so you're comfortable.
  • Notice 1 thing you can taste.
  • Notice 2 things you can smell.
  • Notice 3 things you can feel.
  • Notice 4 things you can hear.
  • Finally, notice 5 things you can see.

Activity 3: Mindful body

  • Sit in a comfortable spot.
  • Take a deep breath in and bring your hands together.
  • Start rubbing your hands together slowly. Now a little bit faster.
  • Count down from 10. When you get to zero stop your rubbing your hands together but keep them pressed together.
  • Notice how your hands feel and notice the warmth you created with a bit of movement.

Activity 4: Mindful relaxation

  • Lay down on your back and close your eyes.
  • Starting with your feet, gently squeeze your muscles for 10 seconds and slowly release.
  • Next, squeeze the large muscles in your calves for 10 seconds and gently release. Work your way up your body.
  • Squeeze your thigh muscles for 10 seconds and gently release.
  • Squeeze and release your hips and bum for 10 seconds.
  • Squeeze your abdomen and chest next, then gently release.
  • Make both hands into fists and squeeze tightly for 10 seconds and release.
  • Point your arms out straight and squeeze tightly, then release.
  • Finally, focus on your neck and shoulders. Raise your shoulders up towards your ears and squeeze for 10 seconds, then release.
  • Gently move your head from side to side 2-3 times and then relax.

Looking for more activities to keep you busy this winter?