Keeping things in balance and learning to manage stress
It also means:
Looking after your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing
Knowing when things are getting out of balance and what to do about it
Being able to keep up with responsibilities while also looking after yourself
When things get out of balance and you feel stressed out, it can start to affect your health in negative ways.
Get plenty of sleep
It’s the only part of the day where your body and mind get a chance to rest and recharge. Sleep actually helps with learning and memory which makes it really important for school and study.
Some tips for getting a good night’s sleep:
Eat a well-balanced diet
Eating a balanced diet provides you with the right type of fuel for your body.
It’s important to develop healthy eating habits as not eating well can put yourself at risk of:
- Unhealthy changes in your weight
- Mood swings
- Reduced mental health
- Physical illness
If you’re trying to eat healthily, a few simple tips are:
- Drink plenty of water
- Limit junk food
- Eat more vegetables, fruit and protein
- Eat regular meals
- Don’t skip meals
- Avoid eating when bored
- Pay attention to how much you eat
Get your body moving
Physical activity can help you to:
Being a healthy person means expressing your feelings and thoughts about what’s happening for you instead of bottling it up
Talking to people you trust can help you to feel more balanced and able to cope with problems
Create your own support team who you can rely on and talk to when you feel stressed out
You might also find an outlet through drawing, writing, dancing or sports - something that lets you get your fears, worries and frustrations out
Take a break when you feel yourself getting stressed
It’s really important to take care of yourself – there’s only one of you!
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