Self-care is important for teens to relieve stress, help them with depression, and help them adopt healthy habits. One of the best ways for teens to deal with difficult situations is to take care of themselves on a regular basis. Self-care can help prevent exhaustion, safeguard your mental health, reduce doubts and frustration, and increase your happiness. What's more, taking care of yourself has been shown to reduce strokes, cancer and heart disease.
Daily self-care is important for teens because it causes the person to pay attention to their own physical and emotional needs. Thanks to technology and social media, it can be very easy to focus all our energy on what others are doing, instead of focusing on ourselves. It seems that teens spend more time comparing themselves to others and trying to be like them, rather than just being themselves. This can be emotionally draining and stressful.
While there's a lot of awareness about adolescents' physical and mental health, there isn't much about adolescent self-care and its importance. Specifically when you're a teenager, it can sometimes be difficult to implement daily self-care, especially with all the stressors that teens have in their daily lives.