As a teacher, you are constantly putting the needs of other people before your own. You take care of your students and your family, and very little time is left for you. That’s why prioritizing your self-care as a teacher is so important. In this episode of the Self-Care Community Podcast for Teachers, I’m sharing tips to help you make time for self-care despite your busy schedule.
Prioritizing Your Self-Care as a Teacher
How Can I Prioritize Self-Care in My Daily Life?
- Assess how you’re currently spending your time. What are the three things that take up most of your time? Are any of them things for you or are they all things for other people?
- Eliminate tasks that aren’t important. Make a list of everything you need to get done this week. See if there’s anything you can delegate to others or postpone until another time.
- Make your schedule for the next week by prioritizing important tasks and building in at least one time for self-care each day.
- Make self-care a habit. Add it to your schedule each week, and do your self-care activity every day until it just happens naturally.
- Use technology for self-care. Meditation and exercise apps are the perfect way to take self-care with you wherever you go. You can use them any time you have a few extra minutes.
- Create your schedule for the week. Build at least 5 minutes of self-care into each day.
- Make self-care a habit. Continue doing your self-care activity each day until it becomes a natural part of your daily routine. If you want to incorporate healthy eating habits into your daily life, make sure you join the Teacher Self-Care Community Facebook Group. On June 3rd, we’re kicking off the Summer of Self-Care with a healthy eating challenge. I hope to see you there!