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Self Care Tips

Posted by Hlengiwe Zwane on 03 February 2021 1:55 PM SAST
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Being a teacher means that sometimes you neglect your health. Taking care of yourself is crucial, you have to take care of yourself first or you will not have anything to give. 

Let us discuss a few key ways to recharge your batteries so that you are able to share your best self with your students. While you still have some time to yourself before the school year begins here are things that you will help you recharge : 

  • Drink more than 2Lt of water.

No excuses. Yes, you'll be running to the bathroom a lot. That is the whole point. This will be flushing out your system while keeping you hydrated for optimal cell function, increased energy levels, skin health, and more. 

  • Move your body for at least 30 minutes a day.

You don't have to do high-intensity training or go for a run. All you have to do is move. This could mean taking a walk or dancing in your living room. You'll feel happier and more satisfied because of the dopamine it will produce in your brain. 

  • Find some alone time.

Solitude is so important to actually hear our own thoughts and tune into our needs. Try to take out at least 15 minutes a day to just be with yourself.

  • Unplug and unwind. 

Take time away from all the screens in your life. It's crucial to unwind while you're actually engaged in a ritual of self-care. Taking a bubble bath or sipping on a steaming cup of tea with some calming music in the background. 

These are simple things that you can include in your daily routine. They do not take a lot of time. You need to understand that they are things you absolutely have to do to take care of yourself, mentally and physically. 

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