Self-Care Tips for Youth

  • Sleep. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep each night. Practice going to bed a ½ hour earlier until you wake up feeling rested.
  • Healthy eating. Food is energy for your body. Make sure you’re giving your body what it needs to stay active and healthy.
  • Exercise daily. Take the stairs when you can. Park further off in the parking lot to get a few extra steps in on the way to school, work, or during social outings.
  • Pat yourself on the back and treat yourself once in a while.
  • Deep breathing. Just 30 seconds a day can do wonders!
  • Daily reminders. Find song lyrics or quotes that are meaningful and inspiring. Write them down where you’ll see them each day.
  • Look for the positives in a challenging situation. What can you learn from the experience?
  • Friends. Spend time with people who make you feel good about yourself, support you, and bring out the best in you.
  • Practice kindness.