An important part of growing up is learning how to take care of yourself. By the time you leave home to live on your own, you need to possess a basic set of life skills, including the ability to take care of your own eating, sleeping, health, finances, shopping, and laundry. These skills may seem rudimentary, but when put into action, they are practical, powerful and allow you to enjoy independence. Your family and friends will certainly be there to help guide you and give you suggestions, but it will be easier for you if you can already manage the basics. Getting a handle on these life skills will help you to be prepared for greater independence and the experiences of adulthood.
What Is Self-Care?
You may understand that growing up means additional responsibilities at school and to your family, but it also means additional responsibility in taking care of yourself physically and emotionally. So, what is self-care? Self-care can be defined as the process or steps one takes to stay healthy, well-centered and safe. Caring for yourself (both your mind and body) is essential to your success before, during and after the transition out of high school. In this section we’ll provide some guidance and tips to help you eat and sleep healthfully, handle your stress, and even find help when you need it, so you can stay on track.
Fundamental Life Skills
Fundamental life skills include, but are not limited to time management, money management, and taking care of your possessions. It will be helpful for you to know how to take care of your stuff, do your own laundry and manage your money. These basic tools will help you have less stress when you live on your own. You can start learning these things while you’re still at home. Navigate the links below to more learn about healthy lifestyle tips for students.