How to Observe International Self-Care Day (July 24)

July 17, 2023

Help youth make self-care a habit early in life

In the wake of the pandemic, more people are recognizing the importance of self-care. This can look like spa days, tasty treats, and shopping sprees, but it’s important not to neglect the most basic things like good nutrition, sleep, exercise, and taking time to de-stress. 

10 Ideas to Help Your Teen Practice Self-Care

As adolescent behavioral health specialists in Richmond, VA, we know there’s no better time to build healthy self-care habits than right now in the teen years. Here are some ways you can observe this day with your teens:

  1. Create a regular sleep routine.
  2. Eat a balanced diet.
  3. Learn the power of saying no.
  4. Listen to soothing music.
  5. Practice gratitude.
  6. Use journaling to clear the mind.
  7. Try essential oils when feeling stressed.
  8. Help teens learn to set boundaries and stand up to peer pressure.
  9. Get real about the dangers of substance abuse and sexual abuse.
  10. Teach your teen it’s okay to ask for help.

Self-care comes in all forms. The good habits they build now will carry with them into adulthood.

Getting Back on Track with Youth Residential Treatment in Richmond

If your teen is struggling with self-care, especially in the context of emotional and behavioral disturbances, drugs, or sexual abuse or aggression, now is the best time to help them. Our residential treatment facility for youth offers programs to help teens break habits, develop healthy coping skills, and overcome life’s challenges so they can live a higher quality of life in Richmond, VA. Get in touch with our professional therapists to learn more.

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