Ditch the Guilt: Strategies to Make Time For Yourself

Michelle BlanchetBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Productivity guilt refers to feeling bad about not getting things done. It’s not easy to turn it all off and put yourself first. Strategies to make time for yourself include taking your own advice, playing your own game, getting real, remembering why you’re behind, and taking it slow. The Reality: It’s Not Easy To ‘Switch Off’ You see a … Read More

Refresh, Renew, Replenish: Taking Care of Yourself

Carrie LaRueBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Taking care of yourself has multiple levels; these levels aren’t exclusive and work together. Self-care looks different for everyone. This summer, take time to refresh, renew, and replenish. Life’s a Drain Teaching is my second career. In my first, I had the standard two weeks off. We always took one week and did something away from home; the remaining … Read More

Rest. Reflect. Heal.

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Over the last 15 months, educators have accomplished so many seemingly impossible things. This summer, we should give ourselves permission to rest, reflect, and heal. Rest. Reflect. Heal. You GUYS. It’s been a YEAR. My WORD. (Yes, I am yelling.) Here are just a few of the things we’ve accomplished over the past 15 months:  Taught in multiple modes  Adjusted to … Read More