In one word, how are you feeling today?
Express your feelings in healthy ways Take time to relax and do things you enjoy Be aware of your thoughts and how they affect you
Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
Emotional Health: The ability to express emotions, cope with stress, and interact with others in healthy ways. Mental Health: The state of the mind that affects how you think, feel, and act. Self-Care: Actions taken to achieve physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
How can 9th graders maintain emotional health during the school year?
- Take time to relax and practice self-care
- Make time to connect with friends, family, and other support networks
- Set realistic goals for themselves and strive for balance
- Set aside time for exercise and physical activity
Exercising for as little as 10 minutes can have positive effects on your mood. Spending time in nature can improve your mental health. Making time for creative activities can help you stay emotionally healthy.
Draw / write: What are some of the benefits of having good emotional health?
Draw / write: How can you identify when someone is not in a healthy emotional state?
What are some ways you could handle a situation where someone you know is not in a healthy emotional state?
What strategies do you think would be helpful for managing your own emotional health?