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Educators' self-care

Taking care of ourselves as educator is the ultimate investment for our teaching and the wellbeing of young children. Just like oxygen mask rule on an airplane, we must prioritise our own wellbeing in order to effectively support and nurture the next generation.

allows up to show up with renewed energy, compassion, and creatively. It enables us to model healthy habits and resilience to the children in our care. inspiring them to do the same.

let's remember to give ourselves the love and care we give to others, because by doing so, we become even better educators and mentors.

5 tips to create a healthy balanced selfcare routine daily:

1. Prioritize sleep: Ensure that you are getting enough sleep each night, as it plays a crucial role in physical and mental wellbeing. Set a regular sleep schedule, create a calming sleep environment, and establish a relaxing bedtime routine.

2. Practice mindfulness and meditation: Incorporate mindfulness and meditation into your daily routine to reduce stress, increase selfawareness, and improve overall mental health. Set aside a few minutes each day to engage in deep breathing exercises, meditation, or other mindfulness techniques.

3. Engage in physical activity: Regular exercise has numerous physical and mental health benefits. Find a form of exercise that you enjoy and aim to incorporate it into your routine daily. Whether it's walking, running, yoga, or dancing, participating in physical activity will boost your mood and energy levels.

4. Nourish your body with a balanced diet: Eat a well-balanced diet consisting of whole, unprocessed foods to provide your body with the necessary nutrients. Include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats in your meals. Hydrate yourself adequately by drinking enough water throughout the day.

5. Make time for hobbies and relaxation: Dedicate time each day to engage in activities that bring you joy and help you unwind. Whether it's reading, painting, listening to music, or taking a bubble bath, engaging in activities you love will help reduce stress and promote emotional well-being. Remember, self-care routines are unique to each individual, so it's essential to listen to your body and find what works best for you. Experiment with different activities and habits to create a personalized routine that fits into your daily life.

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