It is no secret that teaching is a demanding job!
Teachers, we see you.
You’ve been tirelessly pouring your heart and soul into shaping young minds, tackling never-ending lesson plans, and juggling a million responsibilities.
You’re a superhero in the classroom, but even superheroes need a break. It’s time to prioritise your well-being and recharge those batteries.
In this blog post, we’ll explore different ways for teachers to take a much-needed break. From simple self-care practices to exploring a long-lost hobby to embracing the power of time off, we’ve got you covered. So, let’s get you started on some well-deserved relaxation.
If you only have a couple of minutes:
Grab a glass of water
Get some fresh air
Have a cuppa
Light a candle
Take 3 deep breaths
Daily rituals to try:
Meditate or journal (Start small with 5 minutes)
Do some stretches
Do some exercise
Connect with a friend / family member (This could be on the way to or from work)
Check out our self-care journal created for teachers.
Redirect everyday activities:
Have a swim, shower or bath
Enjoy a meal you love
Go for a walk in nature
Hobbies or activities to try:
Play a game (we love card games)
Enjoy some old memories by looking through photo albums or photos on your phone
Play music & dance
Do a puzzle
Listen to a podcast you enjoy
Gardening or time in nature
Plan your next holiday
Book into a weekly class
Organise future ‘friend’ dates after school (or even a weekly date with yourself to do something you enjoy)
It is vital to make self-care a priority in your life as a teacher, even if it is only a few minutes of purposeful minutes a day. Everyone is different, so try some of these ideas and find what works best for you!
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