How often do you turn to self-care only when you’re burnt out and in desperately need of a change? You know if you only took the time to care for yourself sooner, you would probably feel much better. Now, think of your teen and the example you set with your own self care habits. What if you were to start teaching your teen self-care habits early on? It could help them navigate challenges and remain focused and steady before they become burnt out.
Why Your Teen Needs Self-Care, Too
Self-care is talked about a lot these days. In a life where we’re always rushing and seem to have very little time to ourselves due to always-on technology, we’re all headed for exhaustion at some point.
Yet, how often do you consider just how much pressure your teen is under? Take a look at their to-do list just this week. Think about the emotional havoc the world is piling on them. There’s a lot going on out there for youngsters to deal with.
Teaching your teen how to stay balanced now will help them for the rest of their lives, while reducing stress and strain, and even keeping early signs of aging at bay.
Want to help your teen achieve a happier, healthier being? Here are our top tips.
Switch Off, Even for a Little While
Youngsters consume huge quantities of social media. They spend hours on their phones and devices. It’s little wonder they experience increased levels of anxiety.
Too much time online has been linked to issues like lack of self-esteem and depression. Teaching your teen to take a break and switch off, even for an hour a day, teaches them to cultivate healthy relationships.
Encourage your teen to put their phone down in another room or away in a drawer and spend time teaching them to be mindful, meditative, and even reflective. Better yet, spend some quality time with your teen enjoying a manicure or pedicure in Myrtle Beach as a special bonding treat.
You Can’t Beat Quality Sleep
Getting good sleep is easier said than done. Sleep deprivation wreaks havoc on a person’s emotional and physical state. Most youngsters need at least eight hours of restful sleep to fully function.
It’s hard work juggling an academic schedule with social obligations, but a regular sleep schedule will help your teen’s biological clock remember how to fall into a restful sleep and wake up refreshed.
If your teen’s having anxiety problems or struggling to unwind, treat them to a teen massage in Myrtle Beach that’s designed to relieve tension, and introduce deep breathing to relieve stress. It’s a surefire way to help them achieve a better quality of sleep.
Give Them Space to Speak
Sometimes getting things off your chest is a great way to achieve relaxation and a calm state of mind. Your teen may be afraid to discuss certain things, so it’s up to you to assure them that they can share with you, judgement free and uninterrupted.
One of the challenges all teens have to deal with is hormones. A teen facial in Myrtle Beach can be a stepping stone to teaching your teenager how to look after their skin while encouraging time to talk.
Commit to a Self-Care Routine
Support your teenager by helping them develop a routine for self-care. Discuss how you care for yourself and soothe away your worries and share these treats with your teen. Teach them to fit self-care into their daily routines and figure out when they need time to unwind, time to sleep, or just some time for a special treat.
When you create a self-care routine, you teach your teen just how important it is to look after their whole self – body, mind, and soul.
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