How to Practice Self-Care
We all know the weight of the world can sometimes feel like it’s closing in, but it’s important to have an outlet to process your own thoughts and feelings and help you recharge. One way you and your family can stay mentally healthy is by practicing self-care.
Self-care is anything you do to take care of yourself so you can stay physically, mentally and emotionally well. Check out these tips and resources to help boost you and your family’s well-being and reduce stress.
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Why You Should Keep Self-Care Top of Mind
As parents, it’s important to take well-deserved breaks to de-stress and care for your mental health, so you can in-turn, care for your family. Learn more about the ways you can practice self-care to live a more balanced life.
How to Help Your Kids Practice Mindfulness
Practicing mindfulness can help you and your kids learn to be more present in the moment, instead of being preoccupied with thoughts or feelings that can take away from the experience. Learn the benefits of mindfulness and how to practice it with your kids.
Downloadable Self-Care Activities and Calming Tools
Here are a few self-care ideas you and your family can do at home to keep moving and bring out your creativity. Check out the list of calming tools to help younger children practice mindfulness.
The Benefits of Exercise
The benefits of exercise are endless – improve sleep, boost mood, maintain a healthy weight – to name a few. Here are some ways to get moving to help build your mental well-being.
Day Time Break Resources
Support students’ mental wellness by taking Day Time Breaks to help students recharge. The activities in this program help students learn about mental health and self-care strategies that might help them during stressful times.
Self-Care for Parents of Children with Mental Health Needs
Taking time to care for yourself allows you to be mentally and physically prepared to care for your child. Whether you are a parent or a caregiver, use these tips to practice self-care so you can be at your best when your child needs you.