Ease Into the New Year With JED’s Top Self-Care Tips

A new year doesn’t have to mean a new you. You can ring in 2024 by leading with self-acceptance and then setting sustainable goals later. You don’t need to make drastic changes — but you can feel better and set intentions to give your mental health and emotional well-being more time and attention. 

Check out these resources to help you take better care of yourself this year and beyond. From getting better sleep, finding more joy, and managing money stress to practicing body positivity, feeling more connected, and getting organized, JED has your back with tips and tools you can use right now.

Nurturing Mental Health in 2024

One of the best things you can do for your mental well-being is connect with people you care about. Make your conversations more meaningful and deepen your relationships this year with these tips and talking points.

4 Steps to Adding Joy to Your Life

When there’s a lot going on in your life and around the world, it can be hard to focus on the positives. That’s why taking small steps to add joy to your everyday routine is helpful and effective — here’s how.

How to Reduce Stress by Prioritizing and Getting Organized

If you’re looking to get more organized this year, strive for progress over perfection. You can feel more confident at work, school, and home — and less cluttered — by setting priorities, finding strategies that work for you, and remembering that even small steps matter as you work toward your goals.

Tips for Body Positivity: Ways to Feel Better About Our Bodies

A new year often comes with social media posts, ads, and lots of talk about bodies and weight. Instead of setting a resolution to change how your body looks, you can set an intention to work on how you feel about your body, and to accept it — just as it is.

Tips for Overcoming Loneliness

Whether you’re feeling a little extra lonely after the hustle of the holiday season or you’ve been dealing with loneliness for a while, there are concrete ways to reach out, branch out, and feel more connected this year.

How to Deal With Money Anxiety by Building Financial Wellness

You can enter the new year with a more positive mindset around money by working on financial wellness. It’s hard but empowering, and can set you up with the skills you need to manage money stress for years to come.

The High Schooler’s Guide to Getting Good Sleep

The start of a new year might have you feeling like you need to do all the things — but what if doing less and resting more can help you feel and function at your best? (It can!) Discover eight tips for getting better sleep to support your mental health.

8 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When You’re Waiting for Mental Health Care

You’ve made the brave choice to start seeing a mental health care professional in 2024. Now, you’re playing a waiting game until your appointment or as you try to find a therapist who’s a good fit. In the meantime, here’s what to do if you need immediate help and how to care for yourself.

10 Steps to Cut Back on Drinking

Maybe you drank more than you usually do this past holiday season, or maybe you just want to feel more in control in situations with alcohol. No matter your goal, there are strategies to try that can help you slow down, create better habits, and have a healthier relationship with drinking.

7 Ways To Protect Your Mental Health When You Use Social Media

How does social media make you feel? Do you feel inspired and supported when you tap into your favorite app, or does scrolling leave you feeling depleted and alone? You can make your social media use work for you this year by adjusting your habits and setting boundaries.