PHYSICAL WELLBEING

Understanding our body

Most of the information based on physical wellbeing can be found under the wellbeing tab. Often it doesn't seem like there is much to discuss in terms of physical wellbeing as long as you are trying your best to maintain a healthy diet and exercise when you can. 

So is there anything else we can do? 

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SELF-CARE

As stated in the physical wellbeing section physical activity is extremely important in maintaining your physical wellbeing. Something as small as a walk every day (to or from school) is a great way to keep active. Of course, living on the island sometimes a walk to school could be a lot more exercise than needed. Try to slip in a little bit of exercise to your daily routine, go for a small walk after school before driving back home. 

Now I know that many children are overrun by the physical activities that they do outwith school so maybe you don't need to go a walk, however, this is where self-care becomes important. Self-care is about letting people take time for themselves to do something relaxing that they enjoy. This can help to improve physical and mental wellbeing. Self-care isn't always about doing something alone, it could be sitting with family and reflecting on the day, it could be relaxing with a book, everyone has different methods they use to relax, try to build in some time for it, (for you and your children), sit together and start by writing a list of things that you really enjoy doing. 

*Note - our minds relax better when technology isn't involved. Although many kids will think that self-care includes spending time on video games or online, it is best to try and avoid technology. 

 
Reading Books Makes You Better
  • Read a Book

  • Take a Bath 

  • Do some Yoga

  • Take a leisurely walk (enjoy your surroundings)

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  • Dance party

  • Sing at the top of your lungs

  • Pamper day (face masks etc...)

  • Do something crafty 

  • Family Dinner 

  • Family catch up 

  • Go to bed early

  • Write (Anything you choose... a story or a journal).

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  • Go for a drive

  • Spend time in the garden 

  • Watch the clouds go by 

  • Look at the stars 

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Click the link below to find an activity picker that you can make with your children. Or you can make your own and add your own activities.

 
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"Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what's left of you"

Katie Reed

 

For any additional information or resources (for example - good yoga resources for children or adults) please feel free to contact me at Leylagunn@outlook.com and I will do my best to help in anyway that I can.