Self care is a funny thing. Everyone says to do it, but it always takes too much time.
Take a bubble bath, they said. No time! Eat well and exercise they tell you! I barely have time to eat breakfast most days. I’m affectionately labeled Hot Mess Express in my house. I come crashing out of the house with one shoe on, a handful of random items, and mysteriously missing the one thing I went back in the house to find.
So, I need something kind of simple. Here’s my busy teacher’s guide to self care:
The biggest issue with teaching (and also parenting, but that’s another post altogether), is that we are taking care of people all day. Self-care for busy teachers is just about taking a moment to just be kind to yourself, and not expect perfection.
Also, it’s fine to be the Hot Mess Express sometimes, I mean, I do it every day!
I’m so excited that you are here. This page is the gateway to my journey as a teacher and an entrepreneur. In hindsight, I’ve always been both – with a degree in both Business and Education, I’ve helped launch, build and teach in about 6 education programs over the last 9 years.
My journey started in Early Childhood Education and culminated in earning a Masters Degree in Teaching. Soon after, I started a school from the ground up. I learned a great deal about business, myself and being a teacher while helping with all the details of launching a program. I’ve found out, though, that I just hadn’t found my niche and I found myself more burned out than ever. I felt like I just couldn’t find the right place for me in teaching. I realized that if the path wasn’t there for me, I had to make my own path – this is it, right here.