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Ultimate Guide to Teacher Self-Care: 16 Ways To Refresh and Recharge

It is no secret that teaching is a demanding job! 

​​Teachers, we see you.

Ultimate Guide to Teacher Self-Care: 16 Ways To Refresh and Recharge - Rainbow Sky Creations


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 embrace teacher self-care to recharge those batteries. Teacher-weekly-reflection-wellbeing-journal


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, teacher self-care and 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)Teacher-self-care-journal

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
  • Read
  • Play music & dance
  • Doodle
  • Do a puzzle
  • Listen to a podcast you enjoy
  • Gardening or time in nature



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)
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!



Here at Rainbow Sky Creations, we believe teacher self-care needs to be a priority. So we created this teacher self-care journal as a place you can come to for ideas, inspiration, to record your reflections, feelings, achievements, and gratitude. Click the image below to get your copy.Teacher Self-Care

“I printed this out and put it in a binder. I reviewed many of the pages and can’t wait to get started. There is much more to this resource than I had first considered. Love it. Teachers need self care too!” — Samantha R. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“This resource helped to guide me in the right direction when I was struggling with my work-life balance.” — Bec H. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“I used this in a workshop about the importance of teacher self-care. My staff really liked and appreciated it.” Tyra P. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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