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

Turning It All Off This Summer

Dana GoodierBlog, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Turning it all off this summer starts by first discovering how you will unwind. Find reading material that is not education-related to help you unwind. Structure your days with a good amount of unwindable time! Share what you are doing with others to provoke thoughts and ideas. During summer break, let your mind wander and your thoughts not be … Read More