Your body and your mind are totally connected. Here are some of the things you can do with your body and mind to feel good about yourself.
Friendship is good for your health
You probably already know how the support and companionship of friends makes your whole life better. But friends don't just help to keep you happy-they may also help to keep you healthy. In a recent 13-year study, Harvard researchers concluded that friendship could be as important to human health as regular exercise! They found that people who have good friends experience less stress, recover more quickly from illnesses, and even live longer than people without good friends.
You might wake up one morning and just feel like saying "Blah." Maybe it's raining outside. Or maybe you have to take a quiz you didn't study for. Or maybe you had a fight with your brother or sister the night before and said mean things to each other. Or maybe you don't know why you feel bad.
Feeling blue, or depressed, can happen to kids and adults. It usually last a day or two and then passes. If you keep feeling blue for days and days, try to talk to someone about your feelings. Parents, teachers, school counselors, or religious leaders are all people who can help you.
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