Whew! You deserve a break today! : )Dear Sweet, Lovely, Smart, Caring Teachers, imagestuff.com would like to help you relax after your past few weeks of rigorous preparation for “back to school”. We think you deserve it! TO ENTER: Comment on this post: What stood out to you most during your first week back to school? (something funny a student said, how much fun you had in your classroom or certain activity with your students… etc.) That’s it! You go spa girl!
WINNER will receive a $50 gift certificate to your favorite local spa. (Once the winner is announced, arrangements will be made at your local spa).
Contest Dates: September 7-10
Winner announced: September 11
5 Tips to help you relax after a busy few weeks:
1. Watch a Funny Movie – Research has proven that laughter often is the best medicine. The natural endorphins that are released while laughing help bring us relief from the stresses of the world. Find something that will really give you a good belly laugh – something that might even make your eyes water from the joy it brings.
2. Try Something New – This might be something you do different during your classes or it could be something in your personal life. Burnout can often be caused by getting caught in a rut. While on the Internet, search for new lessons or materials to help you teach an upcoming topic. Outside of school, find something that you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t done yet. This might be something as simple as enrolling in a cooking class or more ambitious like learning to fly an airplane. You will find that these experiences outside of school will also transform your day-to-day teaching.
3. Leave Your Teaching at School – While this is not always possible, try not to bring home work every night. You might want to consider going into school early so that you can complete your paperwork. Then you will be able to leave as soon as your workday is done. Every person needs that mental break from their work, so use the time in the evening for you and your family.
4. Get Plenty of Sleep – “According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, your body manages and requires sleep in much the same way that it regulates the need for eating, drinking, and breathing. Extensive research has been done on the effects of sleep. These studies have consistently shown that sleep plays a vital role in promoting physical health, longevity, and emotional well-being.”
5. SPA DAY – One of the best ways to decompress is to get away from it all and really focus on relaxation. We can help you with this one! : )
Good luck in this Spa Certificate Giveaway!