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30May 2018

Counsellor Quotes

Counsellor Quotes June, 2018

“No matter how tall the mountain is, it cannot block out the sun.”

Summertime is the best season of all. We wait months for the arrival of summer and the opportunity to bask in the sunshine and relax from the hustle and bustle of the school year. It is a time to be stress free and enjoy living. However, for some who are struggling with problems like anxiety and depression, summertime can be another time of the year when we feel stressed. In order to help us not feel so stressed, here are a few things we can do to help us feel more relaxed and enjoy our summer season.

1. Read – go outside and read a book. Sit in the shade of a tree or enjoy the sunshine as you lose yourself in a good book. Taking time to escape your stresses by using your imagination and enjoying a good book will help you.

2. Go on a new adventure – try to do something you have never done before that will be exciting for you (but of course reasonably safe!). Try water skiing, or canoeing or hiking or some other form of outdoor activity.

3. Eat something new – You never know, you might even like that new food!

4. Meditate – Take the time to be alone and just be present in the moment. Close your eyes and think about your 5 senses and concentrate on things you can feel, taste, hear, smell and then open your eyes and concentrate on things you can see. Lie on your back and watch the clouds go by and see if you can pick out shapes from them.

5. Go to a BBQ or a community event – Get out and go places with other people. Attend events in your community where people will be gathering and enjoy the fellowship of others.

6. Do something that makes you happy – EVERYDAY. Just do something everyday that makes you feel good or brings you happiness. Then in the worst of days you will always have at least one thing that was good about your day.

7. Face a fear you have – Be bold this summer and try to do something you are scared or worried about doing that you need to be able to do to have fulfillment in your life. Perhaps it is a sleep over at a friend’s house, or ordering a meal in a restaurant by yourself, or going to a gathering where you don’t know many people.

Most importantly, get outside and enjoy yourself this summer. Fresh air, physical activity, socializing with others, eating healthy nutritious foods, trying and learning new things, doing things that make you happy and enjoying the life that you have been given will make this summer the best ever. Focus on the positive things, people, events and occurrences that you have had, instead of the negatives and go forth and enjoy life.

Have a Wonderful Summer,

Sue Mills - Youth Counselor (email – sue.mills@sunwestsd.ca) (cell) 306-567-8562