How to Practice Self-Care
adapted from CampusMindWorks.org and ClassroomMentalHealth.org
"Self-care is any activity that we deliberately do in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health." -psychcentral.com
Reduce and Manage Stress
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Although none of us can predict or control the future, all of us benefit from thinking deliberately about what we want to do and where we want to be. Use these goal setting techniques to help reach and maintain daily goals and visualize yourself accomplishing them.
A healthy diet and good nutrition is an important part of self-care and practiced throughout life can promote good mental and physical health.
Exercise can reduce common symptoms of depression like poor mood and low energy. Read about the benefits of exercise and ways to and ways to fit it into your daily life.
Find information on the importance of sleep, facts about sleep, questions and concerns, and tips for a good night’s sleep.
Tips for Helping Your Child Manage Stress
Margarita Tartakovsky, MS
- Stop over-scheduling. One of the biggest stressors for kids is being over-scheduled.
- Make time for play. Combine play with physical activity, which is critical for well-being.
- Make sleep a priority. Getting enough sleep will not only minimize stress, it can also improve school performance.
- Teach your kids to listen to their bodies. Encourage them to listen to what their body is trying to tell them.
- Manage your own stress. When parents are stressed out, kids are stressed out.
- Make mornings calmer. Make mornings smooth to set the tone for the day.
- Prepare your kids to deal with mistakes. Help your child figure out the next steps after a bad decision or mistake.
(Reference: PsychCentral; www.psychcentral.com/lib/7-tips-for-helping-your-child-manage-stress/)
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