No problem is too small, too large, or too shocking for the Teen Line volunteers. Here is some great information they put out on self care.
“You are overwhelmed at school, have extracurricular activity commitments filling up your calendar and family obligations that are fighting for your time and on top of it all, many of your responsibilities are overdue. To make space for all the things you need to do you skip lunch, give up sleep, stop exercising and give up on your social life entirely. When we are stressed self-care is usually the first to go and that only makes things worse.
Unfortunately, we live in a world where phrases like “the greater the sacrifice, the bigger the reward” holds more weight than taking a few moments for self-care. Sometimes sacrificing too much can be counterproductive. Imagine staying up all night to study for a test but then are too tired to concentrate during test time and get a bad grade. When we give up self-care, we lose focus and we lose a little bit of ourselves.
So, what is self-care? Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. It is also the key to improved mood, reduced anxiety, and enhanced relationships. Thanks to Teen Line Volunteers, here are 17 examples of how to self-care.”
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