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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “well-being can be described as judging life positively and feeling good.”  Well-being includes the presence of positive emotions and overall satisfaction with life.  Physical, social, and emotional wellness are all critical to one's well-being.

Please use the buttons below to access information, frequently asked questions, and other well-being related resources which are available in our schools and community.  These pages were created to support Shrewsbury Public Schools students, families, and staff in navigating common issues and relevant topics.  We hope that this information is useful to you.

If you cannot find what you are looking for or have suggestions for additional content, we would be happy to hear from you.  Please contact Jane Lizotte, Assistant Superintendent for Partnerships & Well-Being, and Noelle Freeman, Director of School Nursing, at wellbeing@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us.

While we strive to make the information on these pages as timely and accurate as possible, we cannot guarantee this at all times.  Any reference to any person, organization, activities, or products, or any links from this website to the website of another party, do not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of Shrewsbury Public Schools.

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Smiley Face icon  Laugh - Laughter really can be the best medicine...take some time to focus on the things that make you happy: laugh along with a funny movie or show, or spend some time with a friend who makes you laugh

Be Creative icon  Create - Being creative can improve mood & self esteem; craft projects, cooking, creative writing, finding creative solutions to problems at home or at work are all ways to let your creative spirit shine

Little active blue person  Be active - Regular exercise has proven benefits for your mental & physical health & even a short walk or dancing to your favorite music can help get you started

Two hands making a heart Be grateful - Writing down or thinking about the things you are grateful for can improve your mood & remind you of the positive things in your life

Collage of healthy foodsEat well - A healthy, well-balanced diet fuels your body & can boost your mood & energy levels

Pause button over cup of coffee Take a break - Short breaks during busy times can help to give you a fresh perspective on things, & planning longer vacations or time away from your routine can reduce stress levels & increase motivation

Learn to breath deeply Breathe deep - Try it!...take long slow breaths in and out, & repeat until you feel an increased sense of calm

Be mindful of your environment  Practice mindfulness - Being more aware of the present moment can enhance your ability to think & be creative, & can decrease stress and anxiety.

Smiley icon sleeping  Sleep well - A regular sleep routine that includes getting 8-10 hours of sleep each night can help you feel your best; limiting screen time before bed is one way to improve the quality of your sleep

Take care of yourself  Practice self care - Remember to be kind to yourself in your thoughts and choices; there’s only one you & you know best what makes you feel happy & fulfilled

Snoopy in front of his doghouse Connect - Spend time in-person with family & friends who you care about & who care about you

Always be learning Learn something new - Setting goals and learning new skills can give you a sense of accomplishment & increased self-esteem

Be helpful to other people Help others - Whether it is simply reaching out with a smile, hug or thank you, or volunteering your time to help those in need, helping others is a great way to feel good about yourself & increase your own well being

Enjoy music Listen to music - Listening to your favorite music can help reduce stress & elevate your mood

Do some readingRead a book - Finding & reading a book you love, whether fiction or non-fiction, graphic novel, self-help, fantasy, suspense, poetry, or whatever your favorite genre might be, can reduce stress & help you to understand other people’s perspectives

Big help button Ask for help  - Sometimes a problem or feeling is too big to handle on your own, so never be ashamed to ask for help if you are feeling overwhelmed or just need someone to talk to

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