A Teacher's Guide to Summer Self-Care
As an educator, the summer break is an extremely crucial time for you to process the previous school year, relax, and recover. This time is a great time to reflect on what went well this last year and things that you can improve on in the future. This recovery period helps you to be the best educator you can be in the next year.
This summer, we want to encourage educators to relax and practice self-care. There are a variety of different ways that you can do this:
- Get plenty of sleep
- Sleep is so important to help you to recover and
- Eat healthy foods
- Healthy foods will give you energy and make you feel good.
- Spend time with loved ones
- Spending time with family and/or friends can be so fulfilling. Spending time with people that make you feel good about yourself can really build up your confidence and your self-esteem so you can go into the next school year feeling great!
- Spend time in nature
- Spending time in nature can be so calming. This is a great time to relax and think.
- Journaling allows you to put your thoughts on paper, and give you the opportunity to reflect on what you are thinking and feeling.
- Exercising produces the chemicals in your brain that can make you feel happier and is great for your overall health.
- Go to a fun summer event
- Farmer’s markets, outdoor concerts, going to the beach or the pool, etc. – All of these activities are a great way for you to spend time having fun.
Overall, it is so important for educators to get this time during the summer months to recover so they can be prepared for the next school year.
We hope you can spend as much time as possible relaxing and enjoying your summer!