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Why start a journal?

It doesn’t judge, doesn’t laugh, doesn’t tell. It just listens – and then listens some more. Here’s why it’s a great idea to keep a journal! 1 It’s a great way to find your voice and build inner confidence, especially at times of great change, physically and emotionally. 2 If you are working towards a …

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Why silence is golden

While we might think we know what silence is, in a world of stress, technology and digital chatter, finding it can be a challenge. Silence helps create harmony within. Removing noise gives you time to think and contemplate, which can lead to a deeper, more balanced sense of wellbeing. Silence could have a big effect …

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10 free ways to exercise

10 free ways to exercise in 10 minutes or less We all know that exercise is really important, both for your physical health and for your mental wellbeing. Sometimes though, the thought of trekking to the gym or paying for an exercise class can be enough to put anyone off. Teen Breathe is here to …

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How to be a super swimmer

Swimming is a full body exercise and one of the best ways of keeping your body – and mind – happy and healthy. It’s also a great way to get some vital ‘me’ time when you can escape the pressures of school, family, friends and social media. But, truth be told, it can get get …

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How to give a thoughtful gift

Don’t focus on the price tag when you want to mark a friend’s birthday or say thank you for a kind gesture. Instead, get creative and think about a different set of values… Buy a blank card This allows you to think about what you really want to say and compose your own message. Use …

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Better body image

How to improve self-esteem and body image 1 Accept your amazing self and stop comparing your features to other people’s This is you – unique, wonderful you – and your body, face and glow. In real life, very few people fit into the airbrushed, picture-perfect ideal in the media, so instead of worrying what’s wrong …

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Train your brain

Science has shown you can control your happiness by ‘forcing yourself’ to feel positive emotions. How? You create more positive experiences. There are several ways to do this: 1- Positive thinking Repeating upbeat, optimistic phrases such as ‘I will succeed’, ‘I’m not afraid’, ‘I am intelligent’ and ‘I am beautiful’ can lead to more happy …

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Dealing with cyberbullies

What can you do if you’re threatened online? Picture the scene: you happily post a new photo of yourself on Instagram only to find a few hours later that someone has made mean and hurtful comments and shared it. They’ve edited it with weird filters, added cruel words or emojis, or turned it into a …

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