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.
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 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?
Saying no to extra tasks.
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!
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!
Which one of these habits would you like to improve most in 2019?