Wednesday, August 12, 2015

10 Ways Teachers Can Rejuvenate and Reenergize

Part 2

In yesterday's post, I shared some ways you can keep yourself energized during the day. Here are five more things you an do to prevent the midday or afternoon slump.

6. Prayer/Mantra/Chant - This one would actually be at the top of my list. I pray throughout the day because it helps me stay calm, and when you're working with children all day you definitely want to have that state of mind. You can make up one yourself or use two of favorites.  (Feeling good, feeling fine, getting better all the time. Healthy body, healthy mind, feeling good, feeling fine.) When you repeat it, it's more effective if you can put some excitement in your voice which will make you feel even better.

7. Laugh - I love, love, love to laugh. In fact, I make it my business to find something funny every day. There are so many funny YouTube videos available. There are even joke websites that can help you get your laugh on. Laughter is a great stress reliever and it releases feel good chemicals in your body. So, stay calm and laugh.

8. Snack Pak - Food is your body's fuel, and you need to take care it by making sure you have enough nutrients throughout the day. It may help to have your own handy baggie filled with energy boosting foods that will keep you from feeling sluggish and drained. I kept healthy snacks in my room and often share them with my team. My favorites include fresh fruit, trail mix, whole grain crackers w/cheese or peanut butter crackers. Remember to drink lots of water to keep you hydrated.

9. Mini Retreat - You won't be able to leave the school, but you can still have a few minutes to yourself to unwind. Try eating lunch alone in your classroom sometimes. Turn on a lamp instead of the room lights or use some flameless candles. Enjoy your lunch with some soft music playing in the background. If there is still time left after eating, you can sit back, rest your head against the back of the chair, and close your eyes for a few peaceful moments.

10. Read - Take a break from the professional literature you read to stay current. Have something enjoyable to read during lunch like the Reader's Digest books that have been around for years. Inspirational reading materials will keep you motivated. It's like "food" for your mind.

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