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.