Teachers deserve and need a good night’s sleep. Our brain and body recovers and replenishes itself during sleep, so it is essential to living a positive and happy life. On days when you don’t get enough sleep you are sure to feel more irritable and less patient with yourself, your colleagues and your students. Having one of those evenings where you can’t fall asleep? Here are 5 tips to help you get the rest you need.
We all have those mornings where we wake up feeling exhausted and rushed. It’s tough to start the day looking and feeling tired. On crazy mornings, it is tempting to throw your hair up, slip into a pair of comfy leggings and run out the door. For me, I know that the way I look and feel can set the mood for my entire day, including the amount of energy I have to give to others. If I feel frumpy, I act frumpy. Over the years, I’ve put a few essential tools in my morning toolkit that keep me leaving the house feeling fresh and energized.Read More
This time of year, everywhere you look in your school building, you can find snacks, candy and treats full of flavor but very little nutritional value. It is easy to feel teacher stress (plus holiday stress) and find yourself eating food you normally wouldn’t eat throughout the day. During this chilly time of year, soup can turn a stressed out teacher into a happy teacher in no time!Read More
I’m obsessed with all things lavender. Why? Because the second I smell lavender, I instantly feel relaxed and renewed. I use a lavender room spray in my bedroom before I start getting ready for bed. It is a signal to my brain that it is time to wind down. I carry that feeling with me throughout the day by using various lavender products. According to Medical News Today, research suggests that it (lavender) may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness. Want to give Lavender a try? Here are my favorite lavender things…Read More
As a teacher, you make over 1,500 educational decisions every single day. By the time 9 pm rolls around, you are exhausted and ready to enjoy a restful night’s sleep. If you fall asleep immediately (hello, sleep deprivation) or you toss and turn into the wee hours of the night, you are not alone. Many teachers struggle to get the night’s rest they need and deserve. Get started down the right path by forming a bedtime self-care routine and sticking to it. Here are a few ideas to get you on your way to a great night’s sleep.Read More
How many mornings have you been frantically eating breakfast or trying to catch up on your social media accounts or attempting to pack lunches for your own children or typing away at a parent email and all of a sudden you let out a long deep sigh as if you’ve never taken a breath in your life?! Yes.Read More