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Self Care

Sometimes we can boost our mental health by taking care of ourselves when things seem overwhelming or sad. Self-care is about giving ourselves relief when we feel overwhelmed. It is about addressing our problems holistically. Self-care activities are usually carried out, or at least initiated by, the person themselves. To care for yourself, you need to know your needs and seek them out. Although self care is important, it cannot replace the advice of a mental health professional. But these exercises can be done to help alleviate stress in between meetings with your counselor.

Guided meditation apps:

Insight Timer for iPhone and Android 
Headspace for iPhone and Android
Calm for iPhone and Android

De-stressing Activities 

Listen to music.

Do yoga.

Paint.

Watch a funny movie.

Sing.

Go for a walk.

Dance.

Hunt for geocaches.

Color.

Focus on breathing.

And, if you're still having a hard time, consider this:

Questions to Ask Before Giving Up