What’s Your Self-Care Story?

With the year (and decade) rapidly coming to a close, you may start to have an urge to do a little reflection.  As teachers, we’re always encouraged to reflect, but then what do you do with the information? With a severe lack of time and resources, reflection may be something that often gets thrown by the wayside in the rapid hustle and bustle of the daily grind. But here’s the problem.  If we don’t spend time reflecting, we will never do anything differently and what...

Workout your self-care muscles {Part 3}

Self-care opportunity with no appointment needed! As these weeks are closing out in 2019, we’re taking small steps of self-care to increase our motivation.  Instead of saying we’ll change what we’re doing after this busy time, we’re making an effort to take some action for ourselves so that when the new year arrives, we may be in a much more motivated space. The first week we worked on doing a small activity or being kind to our bodies in some way.  Last week, we tackled a nagging...

Workout your self-care muscles {Part 2}

Complete a nagging task I don’t know about you, but I’m hitting that time of year where there are lots of piles all over my classroom.  I spent some time before Thanksgiving break actually figuring out what they were and moved them to other areas of my classroom so that I could worry about them later and make my room look a little more tidy.  I didn’t completely get rid of the pile, but it felt great to walk into my classroom with a little less...