Teachers spend class time with their students. Their after-class time tends to be monopolized by their students or parents and planning or marking school work. Many teachers don’t have much time to have a life beyond teaching, which eventually leads to burnout.
It’s therefore essential for you to make some time for yourself during an extended break, like this winter holiday. This time is not for students but for you and your loved ones.
Today we’ll look at four ways for teachers to rejuvenate over the winter break.
#1. Get That S*** Done
Plan ahead so you don’t have to think about it.
Before you get into the festive mood, create the following plan for yourself so that it’s done and you don’t have to think about it for the rest of the holiday:
- Create your plan for your first day or first week back to school. At least know what activities you’ll be working on. If this is stressing you out, remember that the first day back shouldn’t be about the curriculum but about reacquainting your students with your classroom rules and regulations, and them talking to each other about their winter break. If you’re looking for additional support, check out my FREE mini course and grab your planner BY CLICKING HERE or on the image below.
#2. Love Those Cozies.
This one’s simple and will give you warm and fuzzy feelings.
Grab your most comfortable pajamas, warmest blanket and cuddle something soft, like a pillow. Then turn on a movie or read a book and enjoy some time to yourself.
#3. Get Your Groove On.
This step is exciting!
Think about what you enjoy doing and indulge in it.
Do you like dancing, then dance your heart out.
Do you like singing, then belt out your favorite song.
If you’re not perfect at it, don’t worry about it. Just have fun being you and doing what makes you happy. It will liven up your day and when others see you happy, it will make them happy as well.
#4. Chat Their Ear Off
This step is exactly what it sounds like.
Call up loved ones and talk on the phone, over Zoom, or in person. Indulge in some hot chocolate or another winter flavored drink and enjoy some time together. It will be good for your soul and keep your relationships beyond the classroom strong.
Let’s recap really quickly. Today, we looked at the following:
- The importance of taking care of yourself during the winter break.
- Four ways for teachers to rejuvenate over the winter break: get that s**** done, love those cozies, get your groove on, and chat their ear off.
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