Exploring Teacher Self-Care: 16 Ways To Refresh and Recharge

It is no secret that teaching is a demanding job! 

​​Teachers, we see you.

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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. 

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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

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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)

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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

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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

Read

Play music & dance

Doodle

Do a puzzle

Listen to a podcast you enjoy

Gardening or time in nature

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Future plan:

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)

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This is us adventuring in the desert when we lived in Dubai.

 

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!

 

 

What to read next:

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