The Erika’s Lighthouse “Shred Your Stress” resource is a great way for students to learn about and practice self-care. This Awareness into Action Activity includes exercises that can help students manage stress, improve their mood, and boost their overall well-being.

“Shred Your Stress” is meant to reduce stress by focusing on an activity, visualize overcoming worries or obstacles, and write down worries to get them off students’ minds. Then they are given the opportunity of symbolically letting them go as they shred them away. 

For students who are struggling with stress, the “Shred Your Stress” resource can be a valuable tool for learning how to manage their emotions and improve their mental health. The resource is easy to use and can be accessed online or downloaded as a PDF. It includes instructions, assembly, and application. 

If you are a student who is interested in learning more about self-care, we encourage you to check out the Erika’s Lighthouse “Shred Your Stress” resource. It is a great way to learn about and practice self-care, and it can help you improve your overall well-being.

Here are some additional tips to practice self-care for students:

  • Make time for self-care: This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to schedule time for self-care in your day or week. This could mean taking a yoga class, reading a book, or spending time in nature.
  • Find healthy coping mechanisms: If you’re feeling stressed, find healthy ways to cope with your stress. This could mean talking to a friend or family member, exercising, or doing something you enjoy.
  • Set boundaries: It’s important to set boundaries with your time and energy. This means saying no to things that you don’t have time for or that will stress you out.
  • Take care of your physical health: Eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly can all help you manage stress.
  • Seek professional help: If you’re struggling to cope with stress, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. A therapist can help you develop healthy coping mechanisms and manage your stress levels.

Self-care is important for everyone, but it’s especially important for students. Stress can have a negative impact on your physical and mental health, so it’s important to find ways to manage it. The Erika’s Lighthouse “Shred Your Stress” resource is a great place to start.