Learning to look after yourself has been shown to build self-confidence and provide positive feelings. It’s not always easy to get into the habit of self-care, so this session will look at a few ideas to get students started.
- Students learn some simple self-care strategies that they can implement in their everyday routine.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- manage anxiety and stress in their life through self-care
- develop a self-care strategy.
Instructions 5 min
As a group or individually, students read the article How to be awesome at self-care.
- Students make a list of pros and cons of each of the strategies identified in the article for their self-care.
- Individually, students choose two strategies that they think would be most valuable to implement in their own lives in the next week.
- Students write down the two strategies they will try to implement in the next week.
- Ask students to respond to these questions:
- When will you implement these strategies?
- What benefit are you hoping to achieve by implementing this strategy?
- What may be a barrier to implementing this strategy? How can you remove this barrier?
Implementing a regular self-care strategy has been shown to be effective in creating a greater sense of connection to the outside world. It’s also helpful in managing the stress and anxiety students may experience in their everyday lives.
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