Think Better: Redefining Self-Care

Lindsay TitusBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Flip the script so self-care can be a lifestyle rather than a single, isolated act. Be proactive rather than reactive. Keep data in a journal or the notes app on your phone to monitor how what you’re doing is impacting you.  Self-care is one of those topics people either love or hate. While I’m sure there are some people … Read More

Words to Use and Words to Lose in 2023

Lindsay TitusBlog, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Reflect on your current habits so you can identify what you want to change for the upcoming year. Lose words like just, should, and have to. Instead, choose statements like I get to, I love to, I choose to, and I desire to. As we enter into a new year, I always love reflecting on my current habits so … Read More

Think Better: Connecting with the Unconnected

Lindsay TitusBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: It is important to connect with all students, even the ones who seem like they don’t want to connect with other people. Three steps to connect with students: Love them where they are, not where you think they should be. Keep interactions simple and easy. See and honor the endless possibilities with students. As educators, we continue to hear … Read More

Think Better: Staying Present and Leaving Shouldville Behind

Lindsay TitusBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Many teachers battle with shouldville—all of the things we should do or have done. Dwelling on all the things can cause stress, anxiety, and resentment. Make sure you are really focusing on what is most beneficial including your own personal time. As an educator, August was always the month that I quickly found myself living in shouldville. I would find … Read More

Think Better: What Does REST Mean to YOU?

Lindsay TitusBlog, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Rest with intention each day. Listen to your body, mind, and soul and ignite your inner passion to share with the world. (R) Re-Connect from Within (E) Embrace Yourself in Joy (S) Simplify Your Priorities (T) Trust in the Timing. As educators, I am sure we have all played, or at least heard of, the word association game.  You … Read More