July 2018 - Self-Care is NOT Selfish

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Educators are often reluctant to prioritized their self-care because it is in their nature to put others first. Here is a way to re-frame this:

It’s not about you.

You need to prioritize your self-care because you have people depending on you: your students, colleagues, friends, and family. When you take care of yourself, you’ll notice that you are actually a better teacher, friend, partner, and parent. You’ll have the energy and resilience to keep at it. You’ll be a model for what a healthy balance looks like, demonstrating that you can have meaningful work without sacrificing your own health and happiness.