Take care of yourself.


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Self care can be tricky because it’s often the first thing we cut out, if we run out of time. This school year I’m going to try to be better about prioritizing self care. I have found if I don’t take care of me, it’s awfully hard to take care of others. This school year, I’m going to make every effort to practice a self care routine EVERYDAY—even when it’s hard. Self care routines don’t need to be long or intricate, but they should take care of your emotional, physical, social, practical, mental, and spiritual needs. For me this means that everyday I’m going to read something enjoyable, write something meaningful, spend time alone and in silence, make something prettier than it was when I found it, eat healthy foods, and practice yoga. On some days I may spend only minutes on each of these things, but doing them everyday will be what protects me in those really tough moments that life has a tendency to deal us. I hope you have or are thinking of a self care routine for this school year too. #selfcare #selflove #selflovefirst #oxygen #body #mind #soul #bodymindsoul #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherstuff

Your circle should want what is best for you.


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Your circle should always want to see you win. * Your circle should surround you with love when you lose. * Your circle should clap SO LOUD when you have good news. * Your circle should offer you shelter in times of trouble. * If your circle does not offer you these simple things, it’s time to look for a new circle. ❤️⭕️❤️ (riff of an image/sentiments I saw @tarahshomas share earlier this week. #inspiration)

Cogs

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In a complex system, like a school, everything one person does influences everything else. Little old me. Little young you too.

Did you realize you had such power?

That means that I need to consider my moves carefully because I can affect the system in both positive and negative ways.

What are your thoughts?

Only Perfect People Need Reply

tumbleweed wrangler

 

Please remember that very few of us have it completely together.

 
We’re all bobbing along a spectrum of togetherness and only a handful of us are at the far end of zipped up. Some of us are at the floating-in-space end. Most of us are traveling somewhere in between (depending on the day, the hour, the minute) like  tumbleweeds rolling through the countryside in want of a place to rest.
 
Some people are skilled at making it seem like they are cool as can be all of the time, but in reality, most people have no idea what they are doing and we’re just hoping no one else notices.
 

 

Remember this because I know there are people out there who feel bad when they see how lovely other people’s lives appear to be.

 

Remember that if you are a person wondering why other people have more pristine lives than you that you are probably doing okay and if you’re not, other people will help you, if you ask.

 

Remember that if you want to portray a perfect life, it might actually hurt someone who is observing.

 

Be real, if you can.

If you see someone looking all perfect, most likely, they are just really good at filters–literal and metaphorical filters.

Correct me if I’m wrong, perfect people.