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Taking Care of my health

With everything going on in the world, it can be easy to forget about ourselves, and our bodies. We have to take care of so much else in our daily lives, that it is easy to slip into bad habits. Next thing you know, you are six donuts deep in a box of twelve and you are not sure how you got there. (Yeah, I have been there too).

Taking care of ourselves is super important and staying healthy plays a big part in that. And I am not just talking about your body, I am talking about your mind. The two go hand-in-hand. Our minds are connected to our bodies, and our bodies to our minds. If we only take care of the one, we can still feel miserable.

Below you’ll find some resources to help you keep healthy. But in the meantime:

Figure out what health is to you. Think about what areas in your life you would like to be healthier. It could be something as simple as getting more sleep. Just start making small and easy changes.

Be patient. You are not going to become a kung fu master in a day. Sometimes you’ll manage to keep up healthy habits, and other times you won’t. That’s okay. Don’t be hard on yourself.

Hang in there.

Change your perspective and uncover a way forward for you!

Here are some things that can help you with that.

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TikTok

Make sure you’re looking after your mental health

Great
reads

I would, but MY DAMN MIND won't let me! by Jacqui Letran
In today’s world of social media distortion, teens face their toughest challenges yet. This book equips teens with the tools they need to win the battle.

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart
Kids struggle with parental and peer expectations and with being ridiculed as they come to terms with their particular challenges and find comfort and joy in friendship with each other .

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
This book is about two misfits who slowly fall in love with each other. Showing each other that they are beautiful in their own, unique ways.

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Films

Eighth Grade
Kayla Day, an eighth grader, is introverted but also posts videos about self-confidence on the Internet. Later, she realises she is not the person she is pretending to be and overcomes her fears.

Brave
Merida disobeys an ancient custom which unleashes a dark force. After meeting an elderly witch, as she journeys to reverse the curse, she discovers the real meaning of bravery.

Inside Out
Eleven-year-old Riley moves to San Francisco. She and her five core emotions, Fear, Anger, Joy, Disgust and Sadness, struggle to cope with her new life.

Spotify

There is nothing better than sounds of self-love. Dive right in.

Places to find more resources

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