SELF-CARE

  Looking after yourself is a vital part of staying physically and emotionally healthy. However, it’s not something that’s taught in school¬†so many of us don’t know where to start when it comes to self-care. If you’re in need of some self-care guidance have a look at the resources we’ve gathered together.      

Sleep Hygiene

Download this poster identifying sleep hygiene practises to undertake for a good nights sleep.

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Types of Self-Care

Download this poster which identifies different types of self-care you can practice.

Young woman walking

Make a bucket list

So many people focus on the present, but why not take some time and focus on what you want to do in the future and make a bucket list.

bucket-list

Physical Activities

Young people often spend so much time indoors, on phones, game consoles, computers. Take some time out your day to stay physically active.

Young woman walking

Listen to your favourite music

Sometimes it’s nice to simply put on your favourite playlist and get list in the music

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Write a gratitude list

Life can be filled with many negatives, but instead you should try and focus on the positives so try writing them down to remind yourself of all the good things in your life.

Gratitude list

The Guardians Self-Care app

Download this app for free, and progress through the game by rewarding yourself by spending some effort on yourself.

GuardiansApp

Take a social media break

Reconnect with the real world and take a regular break from social media.

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Organise your room

We all have a messy room, but you know clutter actually may stop us from sleeping as well as we could be, and this is because the brain sees it as unfinished work, tasks that need to be completed.
Messy Bedroom

Start a gratitude diary

Sometimes we do not spend the time thinking about the things we are grateful for. Why not start now, with your own gratitude diary.

Give yourself a soothing hug

Physical contact is important and also can ground you when you are feeling stressed or anxious.

Homemade face masks

No need to go out to buy your face masks, you can make your own health face mask at home.

Digital Detox

Spending all our time attached to a screen is not great for our wellbeing. This app helps you remove these distractions in life by gaining points you can use to spend on things in the real world!

Self Massage

If you aren’t lucky enough to live with a masseuse, then check out this video that gives you tips on self administered massages.