With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the life of a teacher got that much harder. Before 2019, a teacher’s life was hard enough trying to juggle students, their parents, administration, colleagues, state testing, and keeping up with the latest teaching trends that there was little room for personal life… unless the teacher made sure to save room for a life outside of the classroom.
Then March 2020 ushered in something no one could have EVER anticipated…
It was as if the evil teaching devils tried to devise a way to make a teacher’s life even more insane…
This is why now, more than ever, it is vitally important that teachers everywhere take time to indulge in self-care.
Self-care is different for everyone. Whether you are an athlete, mom to humans or furbabies, a bookworm, or a restaurant enthusiast, below will give you five ideas to pamper and show the teacher in your life some love.
Five Self Care Ideas for Teachers:
For the Bookworm:
One positive from being on lockdown this past spring was that I found my Kindle as I started cleaning up around my house. I was excited to dust it off and start reading again. I was even more stoked when I found the Live-brary site. Live-brary allows you to download books for FREE by using your library card for those of you who may not know. Simply sign up, and you can search for nearly any book. While some books may have a waitlist, this app is so cool and will save you tons of money.
Once school started in September, I decided to keep up with my reading habits. An hour before bedtime, I put down my phone, take out my Kindle, and spend the time reading. I won’t lie, it is sometimes REALLY hard to put down that phone, but I noticed that my sleeping habits have improved. According to my Fitbit, I am sleeping a lot deeper and for a longer amount of time.
For the Athlete:
I would not really consider myself an athlete; however, I do care about my body, and as I get older, I want it to be in good shape to support me in my golden years. One app that I absolutely LOVE is the Peloton app. Yes, you can use this for spin class, but the app, which is about $19/ month, has so much more! Whether you are into strength training, yoga, cardio, running, or even just walking, there are so many great classes on-demand or live that you can take! If you decide to sign up, connect with me at SamsonsShoppe!
For the One on the Run:
For the One with a Cluttered Mind:
For the One who NEVER Takes a Moment:
More ideas for self-care:
- Walk your dog around the block
- Get your car washed (it feels so good to get into a clean vehicle)
- Mani-Pedi time!
- Back massage
- Dinner at your favorite restaurant
- A phone call to a friend
- Lunch with your mom
- Window shopping in town
- Cooking a meal
- Listening to a podcast
- Playing a board game
- Looking at old pictures
- Organizing a room
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