Up Your Self-Care Game This Summer: A Guide and self quiz for Teenage Girls
Summer is near and the perfect time to relax, unwind, and take care of yourself. As a teenage girl, it's important to make self-care a priority, so you can recharge yourself and take on the world with renewed energy and confidence. In this article, we'll explore some easy and effective ways to upscale your self-care routine this summer, so you can feel your best and thrive in all areas of your life.
But before we dive into the tips, let's take a quick quiz to see where you're at with your self-care routine. Answer the following questions with a "yes" or "no" and keep track of your responses.
Do you prioritize getting enough sleep?
Do you eat a balanced diet and stay hydrated?
Do you exercise regularly?
Do you take breaks to relax and recharge?
Do you engage in hobbies or activities that bring you joy?
Do you practice self-compassion and positive self-talk?
Do you have a support system of friends and family you can turn to for help?
Do you actively seek out resources and tools to improve your mental health and well-being?
Now that you've taken the quiz, tally up your "yes" responses. If you answered "yes" to all eight questions, congratulations! You're doing an excellent job of taking care of yourself. If you answered "no" to any of the questions, don't worry. This is a perfect opportunity to focus on those areas and upscale your self-care routine this summer.
One way to do that is by joining the F.L.Y. (First Love Yourself) program. This program empowers girls aged 13-17 to cultivate self-love through workshops, classes, mentoring, and resources. The program's Director, Savannah Gankiewicz, Miss Hawaii USA, teaches the classes and workshops, which provide practical tools and guidance to help girls develop confidence and resilience.
Here are some additional tips to upscale your self-care routine this summer:
Get outside and soak up some Vitamin D: Spend time outside in nature, go for a walk, and soak up some sun to boost your mood and energy levels.
Prioritize sleep: Aim to get 7-9 hours of sleep every night to feel rested and refreshed.
Practice gratitude: Take time each day to reflect on the things you're grateful for and appreciate the good things in your life.
Try new activities: Summer is the perfect time to explore new hobbies or activities. Take a dance class, try a new sport, or learn a new skill.
Connect with loved ones: Spend time with friends and family, whether it's a BBQ, picnic, or movie night.
Unplug: Take breaks from social media and technology to reduce stress and anxiety.
Practice self-compassion: Be kind to yourself and practice positive self-talk. Treat yourself as you would treat your best friend.
By following these tips and joining the F.L.Y. program, you can upscale your self-care routine this summer and develop the confidence and resilience to thrive in all areas of your life. Remember to prioritize yourself and make self-care a daily habit. You deserve it!