There was a time when I would work myself to death. All day, every day. There was a time when I would come to school sick beyond belief because I did not want to disappoint anyone, and let’s face it, because the hassle of leaving lesson plans for subs who never completed them drove me absolutely crazy. Late nights in the building, extra hours at home planning and grading, and various extracurricular activities required all of my attention and energy. I preached self-care to other people, but I did not practice self-care myself. There was a time when I put my job before my family, before my health, and before my sanity. That time ended just as the pandemic began.
Career Corner: A New Mindset for Teachers: Self-Care Is Not Selfish
[Source: Ed Surge]
This article is part of the guide Survival Mode: Educators Reflect on a Tough 2021 and Brace for the Future.
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