Self-care Tips for Teachers

"Self-care" is a bit of a buzz word right now. It's important to remember that self-care isn't just treating yourself to bubble baths, massages, pedicures, chocolate and wine. Self-care is taking care of your entire self (mental, physical, and emotional). Self-care should be activities YOU enjoy and should be practiced on a regular basis!

It's also important to remember that there are different types of self-care and that it will look different for everyone! You should take the time to identify what makes you feel refreshed, energized and relaxed. And if you're looking to practice more self-care, you're in the right place!

First, there are 5 main types of self-care 

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  • Start by identifying what self-care looks like for you in each area. Just start making lists of what makes you happy, recharged and feel great. I like to list some ideas that I can do daily, weekly, monthly and bi-monthly. 

  • Next use your self-care ideas to make a weekly schedule. You don't necessarily need to commit to doing the same self-care activity for a specific day, but it can be helpful to keep some things consistent (like the days you exercise, when you meal-prep, etc.) because it makes it a little easier to get into the routine. 

  • The last step is to set a goal for how many days a week you will practice a self-care activity. I also write down a reward/ treat for myself for when I reach my monthly goal. Then as you practice self-care, track it on the monthly calendar. When tracking your self-care, you might realize that you aren't practicing it as much as you thought! You also might realize that you even though you're practicing multiple times a week that you still feel like you need more.