It’s always good to start the new year with ambitious resolutions. However, as teachers, you have so many goals you want to accomplish in a jam-packed school year that you tend to neglect your own physical and mental health needs. Self-care resolutions can not only be very achievable but can improve your quality of life.
Take the quiz and see which area of self-care you should focus on in the new year.
Which one of these habits would you like to improve most in 2019?
Keeping focused on my goals.
Eating healthier or becoming more active.
Going to sleep on time/waking up earlier.
Spending more time with friends or family.
Asking for help when feeling overwhelmed.
When asked to complete a task/project outside of my job duties, I usually:
Decline. I cannot take on more work right now.
Depending on the project, I will agree to help out.
Accept. I just can’t say no!
When I find myself feeling burned out, I tend to:
Just wait for the feelings to pass... I’ll get over it eventually.
Turn to my support system... I have to vent or I’ll explode!
Do a quiet activity to calm myself... meditation is key.
I don’t know what to do when I feel burned out.
I do a self-care activity such as exercise, read, spend time outdoors, etc.
Never. I can’t remember the last time I read a book.
Occasionally. I try to make time during the month to go on a hike.
Often. I dedicate time weekly to get my workout in.
Always. I can’t live without my self-care routine!
I work evenings at least:
1-3 times a week.
3-4 times a week.
4-5 times a week.
Almost every night.
Which one of these is the biggest challenge for you?