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Embrace Wellness.

Taking care of yourself doesn't need to cost anything, which is why the El Dorado County Youth Commission created a list of fun and free activities that support wellness.

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Get Active

Exercise is good for your brain. It can boost your mood and ease anxiety.

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Talk to Someone New

Introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts can all benefit from talking to new people. Studies show that talking to strangers can increase happiness.

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Practice Gratitude

Experiencing gratitude can improve your mood, lower stress, feel stronger social connection, and lower blood pressure! To practice gratitude, try thinking of what you are thankful for. You can make a list or write in a diary.

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Be Curious

Take a course that you are interested in at school. Or find a free online course. Exploring your curiosity can lower anxiety and help you do better in school.

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Make Time for Sleep

Many people underestimate the importance of quality sleep. Adequate sleep can improve your mood and reduce stress. If you are tired, take a nap. Try to better manage your time to get to bed earlier. Sleep is important!

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Listen to Music

Listening to music can have the ability to reduce stress. So put your headphones on or turn on your speaker and play some tunes!

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Enable Do Not Disturb

Smartphone apps are designed to increase engagement. This can result in your smartphone becoming a haven for a behavioral addiction. Try to use your devices less by enabling do not disturb or a similar feature to make them less distracting.

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Meditate

Meditation may reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. To learn how, click the link below.

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Experience Nature

Studies show that spending time in nature can make you happier, increase creativity, and reduce stress. Go outside!

Explore ychealth.org

In our efforts to encourage wellness, the El Dorado County Youth Commission has researched and compiled numerous resources related to mental and physical wellness. Explore this website to learn more.