Balancing a schedule of classes, schoolwork, and deadlines can be stressful. It is important to take care of yourself when you are stressed out.
Taking a break to rest and recharge can be very helpful. According to the American Psychological Association, self-care is defined as, "activities or behaviors that enhance mental, emotional, and/or physical health and well being."
Whether your self-care activity is doing a puzzle, going for a walk, taking a nap, coloring, painting, listening to music, dancing around your room, or talking to a friend-- self-care is an important tool for taking care of yourself. If you are feeling stressed out, a self-care activity can help you to feel calmer and more centered.
Take a break and express your creativity and relieve stress with detailed and fun coloring pages. Here are some links to free coloring pages. All you need are some colored pencils, crayons, or markers.
Students can express their creativity and relieve stress by manipulating origami paper into fun and unique designs. If you don't have origami paper at home, you can make some using 8.5 x 11 printer paper.
These websites have step-by-step instructions and videos of how to make origami:
Make your own stress ball with four or fewer supplies that you'll likely already have around the house! This tutorial teaches you how to turn a balloon into a handheld stress relief toy.