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Well-being

Maintaining balance ⚖️

What does maintaining balance ⚖️ mean?

To help you stay balanced

Count on your people

When you’re not doing well, don’t stay all alone. If you isolate yourself, you risk going to a dark place. Make an effort to get out, see your friends, and spend time with your family. Briefly, build bonds with people who love you and whom you love. That will help you feel better, and your people can support you in difficult times.

Have fun and enjoy a good laugh!

Laughter and humour can boost your morale 🤣, make you feel good, and reduce your stress. When you laugh, your body produces endorphins – natural hormones that reduce tension and anxiety. Find reasons to laugh: read comic books, watch funny movies, or tell jokes with your friends.

Plan for free time

It’s important to set some time aside to do nothing. In reality, while you’re resting or having fun, your brain is doing all kinds of things. It’s building connections between events you’ve experienced and often it will come up with a brilliant idea or the solution to a problem! Plan for free time in your schedule, when you can do whatever you want. Use that time to relax, stretch out on the couch, listen to music, or spend time alone. It will make you feel good and enhance your creativity!

Feed your passions

What are your interests and passions? Movies, nature, travel, animals, sports, board games? The possibilities are almost infinite! Find out what makes you tick by exploring different things. You may discover subjects that interest you and activities you love and want to spend several hours on every week. These passions will help you define who you are and develop your unique personality!

Build your resilience

Resilience is the ability to bounce back after experiencing difficulties or trying times. It gives you the strength to overcome problems and find solutions instead of feeling powerless to deal with events. To build your resilience, surround yourself with people who like you and confide in them. Ask them for help when you’re having a tough time and help them in return. Physical activity, a healthy diet, and optimistic thoughts will also make you more resilient!

Be helpful and kind

Helping an elderly person cross the street, smiling at a friend you meet in the hall, asking a family member if everything’s okay, sharing your lunch with someone who forgot theirs… these are just a few examples of acts of kindness. And it’s been proven: the more you do, the happier you feel (and you’ll also feel like a good person)!

Frequently asked questions

What’s the most important thing in life?

There are so many important things in life! Friends, family, love, health, the environment, love, sex, recreation, passion, etc., etc. Everyone has different priorities. To find out what yours are, you can ask yourself these questions: What’s most important to you? What makes you feel good? What do you need to feel happy? Make room in your life for what’s important to you!

How long should my homework take?

If your schoolwork and homework are taking all your energy and you have no time to do anything else, that’s bad! It’s all a question of balance. Some people need more time than others to complete their homework and that’s normal. But if you spend all your time studying, there may be something wrong. Find ways to balance the different areas of your life and ask for help from a counsellor at your school.

How should I think about the future?

You might feel anxious about the future and that might be preventing you from enjoying the present. Concentrate on what’s happening right now and find meaning in your activities. The goal isn’t to arrive at a specific destination right now but rather to move toward the things and people that are important to you. Do you like what you’re doing now? Why are you doing it? How is it helping you and moving you forward? Remember that you’re building your future by what you’re doing now!

How can I manage my time?

Everyone has their own ways of getting organized and being efficient, based on their personality. Some people like to use a datebook or To Do lists. Set realistic goals for yourself: focus on your priorities, divide your work into small steps, and do a few of them every day or every week. Remember that it takes time to change a habit. Here’s a tip: enter the most important things in your schedule first to make sure you leave time for them.

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