Updated: May 3
We should all practice wellness in our lives no matter what our occupation is.
Taking good care of our physical and mental well-being is important for Educators, too.
Work life balance can be difficult with this occupation due to many factors in our society. There are also the pressures of the duties of a great teacher and also the responsibility of educating students in more ways than just class material.
A good teacher inspires the minds of the future. They play an instrumental part of the process in caring for our children and young adults. They spend a large amount of time pouring into our students and advocating to better their experiences.
Unfortunately, many of our teachers are experiencing "burn out"and over- whelmed in their careers. Many of our best educators are losing their passion and drive for the profession and switching careers. According to data this is due to a wide range of factors. It's not always about changing your occupation to find happiness. Many times you are right where you need to be you just need to take good care while you are there.
We must ask ourselves how we can better support the educators in our communities. Educators deserve to feel valued and supported in their work in a number of ways that can help them illuminate even more in their roles.
We also all deserve to have wellness in our life and career.
At Ye Self Care we believe in the power of consistent wellness support in the workplace. Educators deserve space to rejuvenate and engage routinely to encourage employee wellness on the job and at work. Check out these tips for practicing more self care as an educator!
Picture: Ye Self Care loved working with our client to bring wellness topics to Higher Education professionals. The workshop "Rejuvenation" - was a day of intention setting, goal organizing, a full wellness workshop, and powerful discussions on bringing wellness to the workplace and the home.
1. Practice Gratitude
Personal Gratitude on the daily is your reminder to celebrate yourself, your impact, and who you are in this world. Even when it seems like your workload is heavy and life is too. Take a moment to reflect and be grateful for something in your life. Many times we are sitting in the middle of something we once longed for. A regular practice of gratitude roots us in the present moment.
2. Have a Consistent Meditation Practice
Develop a consistent meditation routine that allows you to create a deeper sense of balance and ease in your life. Meditation is the vehicle to grounding yourself when you have a demanding life and career.
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3. Create Clear Boundaries between School and Work
Create and stick to a schedule for a time to start and end work. Create a routine that helps you begin to unwind and switch mindsets.
4. Prioritize your Physical Well-Being
Sitting at a desk or standing in one place teaching for majority of the work day can allow stress to manifest in the body. Use mindful movement to move that stagnant energy.
5. Incorporate well being in your classrooms
Modeling self care in the classroom is a great way to engage in well-being together with students and teach our children about the importance of wellness in our life and at school.
6. Schedule a Therapy Session
A licensed therapist can assist you on your journey to more wellness if life is particularly overwhelming.
Follow these tips and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about our wellness services and workshops. Our employee wellness services will shift the culture of your organization for the better.
Take Good Care in life and in your career.
written by: Chare'A Smith