It’s important for teachers to remember that taking care of yourself isn’t a luxury; it’s a conscious, mindful strategy that results in being more energetic and present. This makes teaching more enjoyable and frankly, more survivable. Summer is a great time to reflect on the ways to take care of yourself and begin self-care routines for the school year. Here are some ideas:
- Make time for friends and family.
- Relax and have fun. That might involve spending time outside or swallowed up by a great novel.
- Make exercise a regular part of your schedule – walk, bicycle, dance,