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Self-care is very important. Whenever you feel stressed or overwhelmed it’s important to do things for yourself.

Some things I do for my own self care are listening to music, going on walks, or even taking naps to make me feel better. I like listening to slow music to help me relax. I listen to artists like Lana Del Rey, Jhene Aiko, and Kali Uchis. Their songs help me relax and focus on what I’m doing. Going on walks in the afternoon right before the sun is about to go down is literally the best thing. At that point it’s fresh outside and seeing the sunset is so pretty. I feel like it can also be a way to destress yourself from whatever you’re going through.

Sleep is very important when you don’t get enough sleep your day isn’t going to go so well. You’re going to be tired and grumpy. I take naps throughout the day sometimes and that helps me with my self-care. I wake up in a better mood and can go on with my day. Some other things that you can do for your self care can be keeping a journal to write in,  because it helps write about your thoughts and feelings. It’s also something only you will see and it will help you reflect on what is going on in your life.

Another thing you can do for yourself is go out and have a day to yourself. Some things you can do are go shopping, buy yourself your favorite meal, or have a spa day. These things will make you feel good and it is also a way in which you can reward yourself. Whenever you’re feeling down remember to do the things that you like, for yourself. You will eventually start to see a change and feel better.

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Sarai Mendoza
Sarai Mendoza, Staff Writer
Sarai Mendoza is a 15 year old sophomore at Hoover High School. She was born on November 21 and raised in San Diego California. Sarai grew up in a loving family with her mother and four siblings. Growing up she was always spoiled for being the youngest. As a child, her mother always encouraged her to value her education and take advantage of all the great opportunities. Not only that but to also become more independent as she grew up. Her biggest inspiration in life has to be her mom, who was born and raised in Mexico City. She came to the United States about 20 years ago in hope for a better life. Although she was a single mother, she worked hard to always give her five children a better life . No matter how bad things got, her mother always motivated her to be a better person. Sarai would do anything to continue to make her proud Her top three favorite places to eat have to be In-n-Out, Wingstop, and Olive Garden. She loves to write. Her favorite school subject is English. Don't ever ask her for help in math because she won’t understand a thing. Sarai is very shy at first but once you get to know her and help her step out her comfort zone, she becomes this funny and out-going person. As she grew up she realized she wanted to become a medical assistant. She hopes to get into a good college, and will continue to work hard to do so. She believes that if she continues to encourage others to continue to reach their goals and never give up on their dreams, it can make a huge difference on other people.