|Take Care of Behavioral Health|
Renee Walker sent this out earlier...
TO: BPS Staff
The Importance of Self Care
The past few weeks have provided us many opportunities for new learning. While some of the new learning has been exciting, it can feel overwhelming. As we adapt to these changes and juggle work and home life, self-care has become even more important. When we are taking care of our own well-being, we are healthy for those we care about the most.
|Brochure on Wellness Resources|
- Ø Set boundaries: Setting boundaries with people and actions helps to limit feeling overwhelmed.
- Ø Limit access to the news: Focusing on the positive is a helpful coping strategy.
- Ø Make time for yourself: Even 5-10 minutes a day can make a difference!
- Ø Let go of the guilt: It’s ok if things are not perfect. Go slow to go far.
- Ø Develop a routine: Change can be difficult. Routines bring structure and feelings of safety.
This serves as a good reminder for all of us and our families.
Twitter Tuesday Questions:
- Why is self-care important for educators? (9:00)
- What is one way you are maintaining self-care during this time? (9:06)
- What is one way you are challenging yourself during this time, professionally or personally? (9:12)
- How can we encourage self-care with our students and co-workers as well? (9:18)
- Long-term, what self-care practices can we continue with ourselves and encourage with our students and co-workers? (9:24)