Self-care Ideas

High school students benefit from consistent habits that preserve and enhance their mental health.

Relaxation and taking some time to oneself is a great way to relieve stress.

Take a bath: Draw a tub of warm water, ease into it; feel free to listen to some music or read a book.

Try a new makeup look or outfit: A new look can be a good way to feel renewed; a person might find a new makeup or look that they want to incorporate into their daily style.

Journal what you’re feeling: Journaling can be a good way to let kept-in emotions out; writing is a good way to de-stress.

Read a new book: Opening a new book, whether a romance, mystery, or whatever, can be quite relaxing and allow you into a completely new world.

Drink more water: Hydrating is a good way to keep oneself healthy physically and mentally; drinking some water everyday is a good habit.

Go outside and get some fresh air: Breathing some simple, fresh air can have a calming effect. Getting outdoors is a very good idea.

Write a list of all the things you love about yourself: Find things that you like about yourself, and write them down. It boosts your confidence.

Take a much-needed nap:  Extra sleep and may possibly give you more energy throughout the day.

Treat yourself:  Treats vary by personalities; some may enjoy a movie they’ve been wanting to see for forever; others may treat themselves to a fancy restaurant down the street; or maybe buy that jacket that they saw in the mall last week.

Everyone can benefit from positive reflection about how far they’ve come; treat yourself and rest.