Summer is not just for children, but for teachers as well. We need to rest, recuperate and live it up so that we can be the best version of ourselves for the new school year.
For most of us, this past school year has been incredibly difficult. We’ve had to endure so many behaviour issues with little to no support. So, we deserve to enjoy ourselves.
Even if you’re working during the summer, take some time to rest and recharge for your mental and emotional health.
#1. Travel Within Your Means
Traveling can be expensive so don’t go overboard but get out there and enjoy an adventure if you like travelling.
If this is out of your budget, then have a stay-cation. Find an inexpensive place to stay, share it with a roommate and explore the area. During the summer, there are many festivals and parks that are either free or reasonably priced. There are places that sell passes for a number of days so that you can attend a variety of events without overspending. Put them on your itinerary and have some fun.
Conversely, you can also go camping with your family and friends, indulge in some food and stories by a campfire and sleep under the beautiful stars.
#2. Relax Your Buns Off
Take a moment to figure out what relaxes you. Is it taking a yoga class with others, focusing on deep meditation by yourself, enjoying a full body massage, indulging in a facial or manicure and pedicure, or resting on the beach with a good book. It may be a combination of all of them. Find some time to do them and relax the summer away by letting your stress from the teaching year melt away.
#3. Drink It All
Call up a few friends and make plans to meet up. You can enjoy each other’s company in the following ways:
- Café: Go to a café, sit down, order a delicious beverage and enjoy a lazy afternoon with each other.
- Bar or Club: Dress up in some cute clothes, meet your peers at a local bar or club and enjoy the night away with some drinks, delicious food, good music and maybe even some dancing.
#4. Café Hopping
Have you ever heard the term, “bar hopping?” It’s when you get a group of friends together, go to a bar to drink, then move on to the next one and you keep doing this into the wee hours of the morning.
Let’s take this same idea but instead of bar hopping, go café hopping with your friends so that you can try out new flavors and places while enjoying each other’s company. This adds excitement and urgency to your day. A caveat to café hopping, unlike bar hopping, is that this should be done during the day, as depending on where you live, cafés tend to close in the evening.
#5. Hobby Central
Whether you have a hobby or an area of interest, take some time to develop your skills this summer. Perhaps focus on learning a new language, indulging in arts and crafts or shaking it off to some fun dance music.
Find something that will make you happy and bring you some peace. It’s worthwhile to focus on what will fulfill you so that you aren’t always thinking about your students. This is especially important if you’re teaching during the summer.
Let’s recap really quickly. Today, we looked at the following:
- The relevance of indulging in self care summer activities and experiences for teachers.
- Five ways to do it: travel within your means, relax your buns off, drink it all, café hopping, and hobby central.
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.