So this month, we're talking about the importance of self-care! We all know that these are uncertain times and that we are going through a dark tunnel. As school leaders, it's imperative to carve out a daily self-care routine to promote optimal mental, spiritual, and physical health.
Now is a great time to take a pause and ask yourself how it is you are taking care of your own needs?
Self-care is not about going for a mani-pedi or a facial. Rather, it's about going inward and setting up a work environment that will allow you to take a pause once in a while as you navigate the day-to-day stressors that come with the role of a school principal.
The first question to ask yourself is how are you setting the stage for self-care at work?
Is your office clear of visual clutter?
Do you have photos of loved ones surrounding you?
Is there artwork or a series of inspirational books you look through?
Do you have an essential oil diffuser?
Do you have a stock of healthy snacks readily available?
Are you drinking enough water?
Are you getting enough fresh air?
Are you taking the time to connect with people?
Take a moment to reflect on these questions and let me know if they resonate with you.
Starting today (or Monday depending on when you read this), what key takeaway do you want to implement in your day-to-day work routine?
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