{Part 1} Self-Care Excuses for Teachers Debunked

I’m just going to rip off the bandaid.  Self-care is not always pretty and it’s not always a luxurious experience or a day at the spa.  Self-care can be those things, but that’s not always practical, possible or necessary. Self-care is necessary.  Self-care is non-negotiable. Self-care is hard work. Self-care is consistent. Daily. Practice.   It’s easy to plan for a big day or an outing, mark it in our calendar for our special time that we are going to finally “take...

Transform time-sucking problems into time-saving solutions

As teachers we always stay late, go in early or  take work home on the weekends (or some combination of all three).  We do this without thinking. We do this because education seems to perpetuate a culture of give, give, give without question. As one of my friends says, you don’t have to set yourself on fire to keep someone else warm.   And that’s what I’m here to offer you in this free guide. The ability to not work yourself into overwhelm and...

Pillar 7 {Relationships} Summer of Self-Care

Now that we’ve gone through these self-care pillars all summer long you have taken time to look at many different facets of your life.  As humans, one of the things that we yearn for most is connecting with others. Many of these self-care pillars probably included considerations for others in your life, but this week we are making it our deliberate focus.   I hope you enjoy spending this last week of our self-care summer connecting with others, whether they be a significant other, a child,...