Diverse group of middle school students sit peacefully with their eyes closed in a classroom.

Holistic Well-Being: Teach and Model Self-Care for Students

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.

– Anne Lamott


ACTIVITY

  • Teach and model self-care to students.
  • Use techniques like the ones below taken from this article in Psychology Today.
  • Tools for Self-Care
    • Carve out time – create a daily routine for self-care.
    • Meditation – a fabulous way to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety, depression and stress.
    • Yoga – strike a pose.
    • Exercise – it gets you physically fit, and is a natural way to decrease anxiety.
    • Sleep – most young people need 8-9 hours.
    • Creative expression – channel your emotional state through an art form.
      • See the article for the complete list.

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