Anytime is a good time to practice mindfulness! Some people find that when they’re starting a new practice or habit, it helps to choose the same time every day. We recommend you try that — maybe when you wake up, when you go to sleep, or after dinner every day, for example. Some folks notice feeling more regulated and able to handle stressors more effectively throughout their day when they practice first thing in the morning.
Supporting your Young Person
If your young person is having trouble figuring out a good time of day to practice mindfulness you can always suggest starting during a time you know you both will be together. That way you each are practicing together and being accountable to each other. Once you feel like it is getting easier, branch out and try some different times of day to see if that is easier or harder. You can always go back to how you started out!