Organizing for Health and Wellness
As educators we tend to take care of everyone else and put our needs aside. It is very important at this time to take care of yourself. These tips came from the article, “Self-Care for Educators Working From Home”. To read the full article please go to ogea.org, click on the safety corner, then click on COVID-19 related documents or click here. Here are some suggestions to keep you healthy both physically and mentally.
Go to bed at the same time every night
Make sure you take breaks
Find a balance with work. Only check your work emails during work hours. If you have class apps on your phone, put them on quiet hours so you don’t receive messages at all times during the day.
Schedule a phone call or video chat with a family member or friend
Create a virtual game night with friends and family
Practice Self Care
Sitting for extended periods of time is unhealthy. Be sure to take breaks every hour to stretch and walk around. Some great Yoga positions for your lower back are upward facing dog, cat/cows, child's pose, ragdoll, and seated twist.
Practice your breathing
Read a book
Listen to music
Rediscover an old hobby or start a new one
However you choose to do self care is up to you! Please make sure to carve out a time for yourself daily.