Virtual Wellness Week

April 20th-24th, 2020

Stories posted at 1 pm daily on our Instagram, @dbhswellness

During this challenging time managing the Covid 19 Pandemic, your wellness team is providing our peers with virtual support to target your overall well-being. Our goals include assisting you with:

1)  Identifying and embracing which areas in your life you can control at this critical time

2) Promoting Self-Care

3) Encouraging consistent social connections creatively

4) Advocating for positivity and meaningful community/civic engagement

Being isolated socially can take a toll on one's emotional well-being. If you are feeling

overwhelmed and need assistance, please reach out to a trusted adult, your GLC or call:

LA COUNTY ACCESS/HOTLINE: 1-800-854-7771

It is our hope that this week will be empowering for you! Take care and be well!

Self Care 

Monday, 

April 20th, 2020

The goal of scrapbooking is to reconstruct negative thoughts of missed opportunities into positive thoughts by looking back at past memories and showing appreciation for those experiences.

Journaling is a great activity to channel your thoughts and emotions. Even, just to record the day and or hours of sleep you got the previous night. It promotes self-care by giving you an opportunity to reflect privately and comfortably.

Additional Resources:

http://www.cindy-miles.com/health-benefits-of-scrapbooking-you-should-know-about/

https://www.homecareassistancewaterloo.ca/cognitive-benefits-of-scrapbooking/

https://patsyblackwood.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/top-5-therapeutic-benefits-of-scrapbooking/

https://thoughtcatalog.com/jeremy-goldberg/2018/02/here-are-the-50-best-journaling-prompts-you-will-ever-read-or-need/

https://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body#1

Social Connections

Tuesday,

April 21, 2020

 Though we are stuck indoors, we can look at it as an opportunity to break the monotony of isolation by being creative with friends. It's another way to break out of your comfort zone but within the comforts of your own home. 

 

Writing a letter of gratitude is a great way to show your appreciation for the ones in your life! Practicing gratitude and appreciation, we are able to express ourselves more openly and connect with others in a more positive way.

Additional Resources:

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-quarantine-socializing/608020/

https://theconversation.com/social-distancing-can-make-you-lonely-heres-how-to-stay-connected-when-youre-in-lockdown-133693

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/12/24/678232331/if-you-feel-thankful-write-it-down-its-good-for-your-health

https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/gratitude_part_2_writing_a_gratitude_letter

Self Care

Wednesday,

April 22, 2020

Physical self-care is the most straightforward aspect when it comes down to making sure that your body is well-nourished and happy.

 

When it comes to emotional and mental self-care, learning new things and working your hobbies can help get in touch with yourself. Sleeping on time overlaps with physical self-care but helps with your emotional and mental health.

Additional Resources:

https://projecthelping.org/self-care-2/

https://advice.shinetext.com/articles/how-to-practice-physical-mental-and-emotional-self-care/

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/self-care-ideas-for-physical-emotional-mental-health/

https://www.lovelyandgreen.com/hobbies-for-self-care-routine/

https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/health-safety-wellness/counseling/wellness/self-care-and-stress-reduction/sleep-well

Positivity 

Thursday,

April 23, 2020

Keeping a gratitude journal directly ties in with positive thinking as expressing your gratitude can boost your self-esteem and reduce feelings of sadness especially during difficult times. 

 

Painting is a great activity that allows you to be creative and explore different colors and designs that can keep you positive and smiling.

Additional Resources:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201504/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-gratitude%3famp

https://globalwellnessinstitute.org/positivelywell/

https://www.unh.edu/healthyunh/blog/psychological-health/2017/03/projecting-positivity

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/positive-thinking/art-20043950

Civic Engagement 

Friday,

April 24, 2020

As the adults of tomorrow, we can take this opportunity to get more engaged and participate in the community through voting and/or activism. Getting registered to vote, if you are 18 or older, or registered to vote if you are 16 or 17, is a great first step in getting involved.

 

Bringing more awareness of the use of face masks in public settings helps ensure the safety and health of yourself and the people around you. Making at home face masks can be more efficient for essential outings and a resourceful way to protect yourself and others. 

Additional Resources:

https://circle.tufts.edu/latest-research/growing-voters-18-ways-youth-under-18-can-contribute-elections

https://www.registertovote.ca.gov/

https://youthvotermovement.org/

httos://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article242108536.html

https://www.cdc.gov?coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

DBHS Wellness Center Mission Statement

The Diamond Bar High School Wellness Staff is committed to providing wellness education and resources, in addition to trained peer counselors who can assist students in a supportive environment in order to empower them to develop healthy strategies for personal management, improve school climate and promote academic success.

Interested in being a community partner? Contact Us:
dbhswellnesscenter@gmail.com