Holidays can be fun and relaxing, but they can also pose challenges. School routines cease, and students may not get to see their friends or teachers as often as they would like. There is seemingly a great deal of extra time available. During this winter break, staying healthy and looking after yourself is still important. Headspace suggests that there are a number of ways to help you do this.

Eat Healthy

It’s important to have a good balanced diet with less of the bad things (like junk food and lots of sugar) and more of the good things (such as veggies, fruit, whole grains and water). This can help with sleep, energy levels and general health and wellbeing.

Sleep Well

As the routine of school stops, there is less pressure to be in bed by a certain time as there can be the feeling “Well…. I’ll sleep in”. Getting a good night’s sleep helps you feel energised, focused and motivated. Developing a sleeping routine can help you sleep much better. Ensure that the extra time is not spent around technology.

Be socially active

Social relationships are really important to your general wellbeing. Spending time with friends is also really important for keeping and building on existing friendships. Make a play date with friends from school to maintain social connections and friendships.

Be physically active

Play is important for staying mentally healthy. Devoting time to just having fun can recharge your battery, revitalise your social networks and reduce stress and anxiety.

In addition to the above, we highly recommend that students continue reading during the winter break. You’re never too young or old to enjoy a good book. Enjoy your winter break, but most importantly, make the most of this time to connect as families!

Mr Thomas Psomas
Head of Primary