Spring is usually a time to rejoice in new growth and new beginnings and to get outside and shake off the confines that the long winter months demand of us. But this Spring, the world is in the midst of our longest winter in modern times due to the Covid-19 virus. With schools closed all over the world, teachers are instructing their students through distance learning, with the determination to keep their lesson plans on target and on time. Even in these days of great uncertainty, teachers are getting the job done. We are all dedicated to our profession, the students and districts we represent, however, it's important to be mindful of self care now, more than ever. Here is a list of five things teachers can do to relieve the stress during lockdown.
1. Mental Health Care
Sudden distant learning for both teachers and students has been stressful. While it may pose as a convenience for some, for many, it just adds more stress. This emergency situation did not provide for a learning curve for either teachers or students, so both have had to adjust at warp speed. Also, teaching other people's children from your home while your own children are afoot is next to impossible. Please take time for yourself, and, or, if the burden is too much, please reach out to speak with your supervisors and also, to other teachers. Knowing our own limits is key to protecting our mental health.
2. Get Out and Move!!
Teaching from home means you are tied to one spot (most likely sitting) for hours at a time. It is important to get outside and into the fresh air so that you can move your body. Prolonged sitting can cause circulatory issues and lack of exercise can affect not only the body, but the mind. Get out and move at least twice a day.
3. Drink Plenty of ....WATER!!
Getting enough exercise promotes wellness, but it's equally important to drink plenty of water in times of stress and limited movement. If possible, drink hot water with lemon to flush any possible viruses. Some experts say that Covid begins in the throat and because the virus's molecules have a soft fat coating, hot water can penetrate the outer membrane and flush the virus into the digestive acids in the stomach. We are not doctors, so please, do your own research on this.
4. Stick to a Routine
To do your best you must be your best. While it's tempting to stay in your pj's all day when working from home, it's important to keep up some kind of routine. Try to keep to your morning routine as much as possible as this will set your day. Having breakfast, bathing and dressing daily as you normally would, helps to normalize an otherwise abnormal situation. Take your lunch and dinner breaks at the same time everyday, and find time in the evening that is just for you. This lockdown will pass, and keeping with a regular routine will make the transition back to the classroom much easier.
5. Think About a Side Hustle!!
If you've been wondering about creating an additional source of income from doing something you love, now is the time! Pre-order The Edupreneur's Side Hustle Handbook now! https://www.amazon.com/Edupreneurs-Side-Hustle-Handbook-Successful/dp/036735456X
Everybody Dance Now!! You're Invited!!
Please join us this Friday night for our live Instagram SOLID GOLD QUARANTINE TEACHER PARTY!! Let's raise the roof and dance to lift our spirits on Friday, April 10th, from 7-9PM Eastern Time. Find the party on Instagram @TEACHYOURHEARTOUTCON. The party will feature national design influencers, Rae Dunn and Erin Condren and other surprise guests. Prizes, levity and more!! We hope you'll join in the fun!!
BLOW OUT TEE SHIRT SALE!!!!
The Wright Stuff Chics Flash Sale is here!!
FYI , we will be retiring many of our tee shirt designs so get your favorites now during our $11.00 blow out sale going on this week. We will continue to stock many of your favorites and perhaps make room for some new designs. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!! Happy Shopping!
TEACH YOUR HEART OUT
For those who have signed up for our upcoming TEACH YOUR HEART OUT conferences this Spring, please go to our TYHO website to get information on rescheduling. We hope to have our conferencing schedule updated as soon as possible. With our thanks! https://www.teachyourheartoutcon.com/
The Edupreneur's Side Hustle Handbook
It's almost here!! Next month we will be celebrating the hard launch of The Edupreneur's Side Hustle Handbook for teachers (and anyone else!) who might be thinking about implementing a side gig. Teachers often have more than one job, but a side hustle is not just another job, but rather, a passion that can bring additional income. This book provides insight and step by step information from ten teachers on how to make your own side hustle a reality, while working your day job. Side hustles aren't jobs, they're a passion! Available for pre-release purchase now on Amazon. Don't forget to leave us a review on our Amazon page!! With our thanks! https://www.amazon.com/Edupreneurs-Side-Hustle-Handbook-Successful/dp/036735456X
Hang in there teachers! As always, we are all in this together!
Lisa, Tosha and the Wright Stuff Chics team
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. "
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