Self-Care For Teachers
2020 is the year the world turned upside down. Probably more-so for teachers than any other profession. In a matter of weeks, teachers were asked to work from home with an unfamiliar set of tools with which to perform a job that differed significantly from the one they trained for.
Even during the best of times teaching is a high stress profession.
Under today’s unprecedented conditions, its no wonder not only teachers but society in general is experiencing anxiety.
Information on the advantages of self care, and tons of recommendations, routines, and how-to’s are widely available.
Then why aren’t more teachers following this advice?
Mini Self-Care Quiz
Question: Do you have a self-care routine?
- Yes of course, doesn’t everybody?
- Umm kinda
- Aint nobody got time for that
In addition to lack of time, many people equate self care with selfishness and self indulgence.
But like the proverbial oxygen masks on planes, you cant help others without first helping yourself.
In order to be that balanced, consistent loving person in the lives of others, you have to first take care of yourself.
I am about to show you a few easy ways to incorporate self care into your hectic daily life!
Start Here: Self-Care Mini’s
Forget the complicated checklists and routine builders (at least for now) associated with self-care practices. Instead take out a piece of paper or open a new document. Yes, I mean right now! If you wait until later, it won’t happen. (You can also print out the worksheets in the Free Starter Kit below)
When the timer rings, you are done for now, or you can continue.
On another piece of paper make three columns and label them 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes.
Put items from your list in each column with the time they take to do. Some items like reading, can go in all three columns.
Even if you only have time for one ten-minute block at the start, that is okay. Don’t stress about it, do what you can, but make it a priority to do at least one!
Download some podcasts. There are thousands of them on every subject imaginable.
Pick some in your field, your hobby, humor, stories, or something brand new. Then listen while walking the dog, commuting, or cleaning the bathroom.
Self-care and “me time” are not the same. Self-care can be shared with your children, partner, or friend. Now is a wonderful time to introduce kids to self-care.
Celebrate a made up holiday, plant a garden, or have movie night complete with buttery popcorn!
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