The Importance of Self-Care During the Pandemic

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has created a website (Self-Care for Families and Youth) to help students (and families) take care of their own mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health. The importance of self-care when learning (or working) from home is essential to help maintain a feeling of calm, balance, and wellness. 

The new website focuses on self-care strategies to help individuals create a self-care plan.  These times can be overwhelming.  Through the new website, the Pennsylvania Department of Education hopes to introduce ideas to lower stress, implement techniques to help maintain order and life structure, help put a focus on goals, and provide a distraction to break up the monotony of the same old, same old during the pandemic.

The website is broken up into the following two categories: Family Self-Care Strategies and Youth Self-Care Strategies.

Subcategories include links to music, meditation, breathing exercises, and educational, live video streams.