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Try these self-care techniques

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It’s not unusual to feel stressed sometimes over homework, new classes, friends, family or work. But these negative emotions can build up over time, and if not managed quickly, can impact your motivation and success.

Your mental health and wellbeing should always be your top priority, so keep these tips in mind this year to help you on your path through high school.

Take care of your body

One of the first steps of self-care is to give your body what it needs to thrive. To help your body function the best that it can, try:

  • eating a balanced diet
  • drinking two to three litres of water a day
  • sleeping for at least eight hours a day to avoid headaches, brain fog or poor school performance from a lack of sleep
  • exercise to keep your body moving, boost your endorphins and use stored energy to prepare you for a good night’s sleep.

Find a technique that works for you

It’s important to have some self-care methods in place for times that leave you feeling overwhelmed. Find a release that works for you like:

  • meditating
  • cooking
  • playing a sport
  • walking the dog
  • baking
  • gaming
  • painting

Don’t be afraid to reach out

Building a strong support network will help when you need to reach out for assistance. Surround yourself with positive and supportive people who want the best for you and will be there for you when you ask for help.

If you are looking for guidance from someone outside of your network, get in touch with:

Here’s how some of our current students coped with the final years of high school.

Sophie, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)

It’s super important to prioritise your mental health. If you have to have a day off studying to take a break for your mental health – that’s OK. Additionally, if you feel you need to see a psychologist or counsellor, I highly recommend you do so.

Jasmine, Bachelor of Advanced Science (Chemistry)

I made sure to schedule in plenty of exercise and extra-curricular activities into my study schedule in order to have a regular break from schoolwork.

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