Self-care is an important aspect of a healthy, balanced life. There are six main categories of self care: body, mind, emotions, work (study), relationships and spiritual. For more information on this visit https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au. Self-care is a very individual thing - you might hate having a bath but for someone else it's bliss. Find what works for you and try to schedule in a bit of self care each day. It doesn't have to be expensive or take a lot of time. Taking five minutes to brush your hair before bed is quick and free.
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If you have been in lockdown, you may be sick and tired of staring at the same four walls. According to psychologist, Robert Bjork, studying in a different room or location could improve your concentration and retention levels. When I was in senior high school I often caught the bus into the city and studied at the State Library. It was quiet and there were very few interruptions. Sometimes I would wander downstairs to the cafe and study while I enjoyed a chamomile tea (ok, I didn't enjoy it, but I endured it). Some other favourite study places were the local library, the garden, and the beach. I'm not sure if that last one has been scientifically proven but I got some vitamin D, some exercise and some study done too.
NOTE: Make sure you comply with any government restrictions before you relocate your study.
These are super easy to make. They are also healthy depending on how much sugar is in your granola. They need to be refrigerated and contain peanuts so probably best not to take them to school. They make a great after school snack though.
Self-harm is an unhealthy coping mechanism. If you, or someone you know, struggles with self harm, there is help available. You can see your family doctor who will refer you to the appropriate services. There are also helplines, websites and apps that can help. Lifeline has some very useful information about self-harm - you can find it at https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/information-and-support/self-harm/