College of Education Self-Care

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SUN Program

Welcome to our College of Education Self-care Initiative, informally called Self-care for U at Northridge, the SUN Program.

It is so wonderful that you are considering self-care as an important way to care for yourself and keep balance and health in your life. Self-care means taking responsibility for yourself to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle at work and in your personal world through individually determined, proactive activities. You are at your best when you attend to yourself in equal measure to others in day-to-day living! 

Self-Care News

Self-care and spring break

March 20, 2023

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This week is spring break and a time to relax, renew, and recover from the emotional and physical exhaustion that many of us are experiencing as we head into the end of another academic year. If you are looking for ways to engage in self-care, even if you are one of us who still must do some work, TimeOut has identified  “The 47 best things to do in Los Angeles”. Read more

Multidimensional Self-care

March 13, 2023

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The ongoing pressures that many have experienced in the last three years can cause a heightened experience of anxiety and interpersonal challenges. It is understandable that under chronic stress we are not always at our best. Now it is more important than ever to engage in self-care to promote balance in multiple areas of our lives. In a recent Psychology Today blog, Dan Bates, a clinical mental health counselor, advocates for the need to engage in multidimensional areas of self-care to maintain harmony and wellbeing. Read more

Self-care and Recharging

March 6, 2023

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It is important that we take regular moments to recharge  through self-care activities to maintain well-being. Too often, we don’t pay attention to  signs that we have reached a level of exhaustion and stress. If we recognize these signs when they first appear, we can take time to reset balance through simple yet effective actions. Read more

Self-care and growth mindset

February 20, 2023

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An important form of self-care involves our mindset for self-regulation and  self-perception. How we perceive ourselves and the world around us has an amazing impact on our experience of wellbeing. Dr. Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success , states that “There are two main mindsets we can navigate life with: growth and fixed. Having a growth mindset is essential for success.” She goes on to explain, “as you begin to understand the fixed and growth mindsets, you will see exactly how one thing leads to another— how a belief that your qualities are carved in stone leads to a host of thoughts and actions, and how a belief that your qualities can be cultivated leads to a host of different thoughts and actions, taking you down an entirely different road.” Read more


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