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


April 24, 2023

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Self-care is well documented as a primary success strategy for career success according to a Psychology Today article about the work of Michael Hyatt,. He  states that self-care is a central component needed for workplace and leadership success. As we prepare to send our credential candidates and graduates out into the work force, let’s remind them that they must take care of themselves, not only for wellbeing, but so they can be at their best in their work and in their personal lives. Below are some recommendations about how to go about this. Read more

Self-care and Earth Day

April 17, 2023

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This Saturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day, a time to reflect on how caring for the earth is really about caring for ourselves! Events are available all week all over the world and can be found at the Official 2023 Earth Day website. Read more

Self-care and how to enjoy spring

April 10, 2023

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Spring is a great time to think of how we can be mindful about renewing our commitment to taking good care of ourselves and creating a welcoming environment that fosters a sense of belongingness in our everyday living spaces. Similar to Scandinavian terms like hygge and colsie, "Koselig is a Norwegian word that describes a feeling of warmth, coziness, and contentment that arises from enjoying simple pleasures in life…It is not just about physical comfort, but also about creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere that fosters a sense of belonging and happiness. In essence, it's about finding joy in the ordinary moments of life and savoring them fully." Read more

Self-care and setting healthy boundaries

April 3, 2023

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As we move into the most busy time of the academic year, the celebrations will keep increasing, the demands on us will keep mounting and so will the possibility of increased stress and exhaustion. So when is it OK to set boundaries and say “no” to too much of a good thing? Many of the demands on our time and energy involve important responsibilities we must meet, especially as others rely on us to meet work duties, end of year student celebrations, and other requirements. But there are ways that we can organize work with health breaks, or, especially in our personal lives, ways to set boundaries on how much energy we can afford to expend in outside activities during these busy time periods. Read more


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