Self Care

As you continue to navigate work-life balance, it’s essential to take some time for yourself.  Below are a few self-care suggestions and resources. 

Stay Active:

  • Yoga
  • Workout

Stay Mentally Active:

  • Make puzzles
  • Play games

Stay Connected:

  • Call a friend or loved one.
  • Reach out to a colleague
Autumn wood scene

Fresh Air, Go out into Nature-run, take a walk or bike ride while maintaining social distancing guidelines. 

Mindfulness – many teachers are integrating mindful practice in their classrooms. Now, you can try it for yourself at home.  According to Mindful Schools, “Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment with openness and curiosity.” American Psychological Association research shows that Mindfulness impacts:

  • Stress reduction
  • Boosts to working memory
  • Focus
  • Less emotional reactivity
  • More cognitive flexibility
  • Relation satisfaction
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Daily Mandala (From the Beautiful Stuff Project) 

Make a morning mandala to brighten your day. Just find things around the house and create one on a plate.

Flowers and fruit mandala
Shell mandala
loose parts mandala
loos parts mandala

We could all do with a little less stress and more focus, so carve out 10 minutes for yourself for mindfulness. If you already have a favorite app or website go there, if not try these links below: 

Daily Calm 10 Minute Meditation Video

Yoga with Adriene Youtube Channel

Headspace App for Educators

Year-Long Trajectory

The Year-Long Trajectory is your scope and sequence for learning experiences across the year.