Self-Care for Kids
It’s not too early to start talking with your mentee about how you take care of your body and mind. Some strategies you can explore and model in your mentoring sessions might include:
Take a break. Sometimes we need to just chill or find another mellow activity to let the body and mind recharge, especially if something difficult has just occurred.
Do your favorite things. Help your mentee make a list of their favorite hobbies. Explore some of them and find ways to work them into your mentoring sessions.
Spend time with caring people. Positive social time boosts mood and health. Carve a little time out to play with people whose company you enjoy.
Sleep, eat, and drink. It’s hard to be happy in an unhappy body. Focus on creating just one good habit, like going to bed at the same time each night.
Find calm. Maybe this looks like listening to relaxing music, meditating, going for a walk, or doing yoga.
Express yourself. It’s important to talk with people about the challenges and successes of your life! If you can’t find the words, try drawing and sharing your art with a friend, teacher, mentor, or counselor.
Mentors, please join us January 31st for a self-care and regulation training with Nan Marquardt!