It is important to understand that everyone has different lives with different needs and different schedules, so self-care will look different for everyone. Self-care is so much more than taking a bath or visiting a spa. While making time to pamper yourself does count, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.  Here are some suggestions of ways you could include self-care into your daily routine:

  • Going for a walk
  • Exercising
  • Listening to music
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Eating health food
  • Meditation/Mindfulness
  • Aromatherapy
  • Journaling
  • Reading
  • Creating or engaging in a hobby
  • Learning something new
  • Doing a digital detox
  • Saying “No”
  • Practicing self-compassion
  • Setting firm boundaries
  • Taking 10 to 20 minutes a day to decompress
  • Joining social groups or communities
  • Asking for help
  • Meeting new people
  • Visiting friends and family
  • Seeking a support system at work
  • Taking professional development classes
  • Decluttering
  • Tidying up
  • Volunteering

While all of these are great self-care activities, it is important to remember that this is just a snapshot as the possibilities are endless. The bolded ones are especially recommended for teachers. Check out some other ideas on our Pinterest page!

For the main article Self-Care, CLICK HERE

For the article What is Self-Care?, CLICK HERE

For the article How Can I Help My Students Practice Self-Care?, CLICK HERE

For the article Director’s Corner – How Can I Support Self-Care in My Program?, CLICK HERE