5 Powerful Self-Care Tips for Teachers

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Feeling burnt out? Here are some great self-care tips for teachers that you need to implement into your routine.

Self-Care for Teachers

Being a teacher is stressful, and that often goes unrecognized, even by themselves.

They juggle the weight of the parents, managing the emotions and behaviors of students, and even pressure from the administrators. And while burnout is the last thing you need as an educator, it happens a lot because teachers carry on with the stress without even stopping to take a breather for themselves.

This is exactly where self-care comes into play.

Self-care is necessary for teachers to have a healthy career in education, not only for the kids and the longevity of your career, but for your own mental health and general wellbeing.

Ready to dive in? Here are our favorite self-care tips for teachers.

1. Sleep, Eat, and Hydrate


Pay attention to your body and remember to sleep well, eat well, and hydrate well. And no, getting 3 hours of sleep, eating a bag of Cheetos, and drinking half a bottle of wine does not count. Sleep on a cooling mattress and let your body restore for 8 hours. Eat healthy foods. And drink 6-8 glasses of water a day.

2. Move Your Body


Try to exercise every day to relieve some stress and strengthen your body, whether it's meditation, yoga, running, or even boxing.

3. Talk to Someone


Socialize and make sure to talk to someone if you're feeling stressed and burnt out so you can vent or even find someone who can help your situation. If you can, try to reach out to someone outside of work to relieve yourself from the classroom, even if it's just for a little while.

4. Slow Down


Find some time in your day to slow down and relax. Whether it's a nap, a fun getaway during the weekend or holiday, or even an extensive skincare routine, then do it. Remember, self-care is not selfish, and you should allow yourself to have something for yourself to fully restore.

5. Engage in Creativity


Creating something that you enjoy doing can energize you. And as a result, it could inspire your passion in the classroom. Pursue a hobby, write in a journal, or start that side project you've always dreamed of doing. Whatever it is, find something creative to do and watch the sparks fly.

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