Slow Summer Days: Reflect This Summer

Bridget GenglerBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

 TL;DR: Sometimes it is difficult to fully recognize where the dividing line is between work and home.   Summers are meant to rejuvenate, reconnect, and reflect.  When you start to dread going back, reflect on the goodness present in teaching. After finishing another long year of teaching, one of the most challenging since 2020, you may ask yourself:  Is it worth … Read More

Finding Rest During These Times

Susan JachymiakBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: You are making a difference by simply showing up and doing your best each day. It is okay to take a break. We need to take care of ourselves before we take care of others. When your mind takes a break to decompress, creativity flows better. Prior to the pandemic, I was a person who was always on the … Read More

Ditch the Guilt: Strategies to Make Time For Yourself

Michelle BlanchetBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Productivity guilt refers to feeling bad about not getting things done. It’s not easy to turn it all off and put yourself first. Strategies to make time for yourself include taking your own advice, playing your own game, getting real, remembering why you’re behind, and taking it slow. The Reality: It’s Not Easy To ‘Switch Off’ You see a … Read More