You, my teacher friend, are so giving of yourself. Thank you for that.
Today we’re looking at 4 simple self care tips for teachers because it allows us to protect who we are and what we believe in. When we’re able to do that, we’re not just more present in our lives but also in the lives of others. We’re able to listen to them, care about them, in the same way that we can do for ourselves.
When we’re constantly giving and not receiving, it becomes increasingly difficult to meet the needs of everyone else because we’ll start to feel tired and exhausted with everything.
#1. An Important Start
How can you start your day off in a positive way? What is one small thing that you can do to make sure that your day starts off right for you?
For example, I start my morning with a big cup of hot tea and a sweet bun. The tea relaxes me and the bun fills me up while adding something special to my day.
#2. An End-Of-The-Day De-stressor
If you have a lot going on during the day, it’s often difficult to shut your brain down at the end of the day. Find a couple of things that can help you calm down your mind before you get ready for bed so that you can sleep well instead of rehashing the day’s events.
For example, meditate, sing, exercise, dance, watch a show, or read a good book that doesn’t require you to overthink.
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#3. Find Your Bliss
In order to keep yourself motivated, cared for and happy, it’s important to do something for yourself since you’re always giving yourself. If you don’t do this, over time, you will start feel burnout and exhausted with not only your job, but also your life in general.
What do you enjoy doing or what is one thing that you’d like to learn more about?
For example, I am in the process of learning how to speak and understand basic Korean as I’m fascinated with the language and Korean dramas.
#4. Be Grateful
Giving thanks for all that you have in your life should not only be reserved for Thanksgiving Day, but should be done daily. Make it a habit because when you notice and are grateful for what you have, you will automatically invite more positivity in your life. This may sound crazy but it really works.
So here’s how you can get started right away. At the end of each day, take out the following journal and reflect on the journal prompts provided. Give yourself 5-10 minutes every night for this. It will make you feel better and allow you to sleep more peacefully.
Hint: This is a great habit to teach your students as well. You can do this with the following journals:
Let’s recap really quickly. Today, we looked at the following:
- The reason why it’s important for teachers to take care of themselves.
- Four simple self care tips for teachers: an important start, fan end of the day de-stressor, find your bliss, and be grateful
If your children are struggling to hand in assignments on time, check out the following video training: 3 Steps to Teach Children How to Overcome Procrastination to Increase Productivity.
In the mean time, if you’re feeling stressed out, overwhelmed and burnout, then I encourage you to check out the following: FREE MASTERCLASS: Systematic Plan to Super Passionate.
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I’ll see you next Friday at 5:30pm PST.
Until I see you next time, remember to create, experience & teach from the heart.