Staying Well – Teenagers speak out

Staying Well – Teenagers speak out

Well-being strategies include:
– Regular exercise (can be walking)
– Setting clear and achievable goals
– Reading self-help and inspirational books
– Using a mood diary to chart moods
– Talking to friends
– Listening to music (But not the heavy and dark varieties)
– Writing in a personal journal
-Scheduling regular enjoyable and rewarding activities
– Reciting positive or inspirational self-affirmations
– rewarding themselves for daily achievements
– Scheduling additional therapy sessions
– Using meditation strategies to relax
– Researching the Internet for information (make sure it is reputable)
– Humour: watching videos, looking at cartoons and reading books that make them laugh

Source: Parker & Eyers (2009) Published by Blackdog Institute


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