As we begin our day in the middle of a short week, (thanks Labor Day!) I think it is important to remember how vital it is that we take time for ourselves. This includes everybody — teachers, parents, children. We have to make ourselves a priority.
As we entered the second week of school, I already had teacher friends battling the sniffles, sore throats and body aches. They had students who were doing the same and it is not okay! Yes, our bodies are adjusting to a new, more rigorous schedule and our immune systems are taking a hit, but that just means that we need to make more time for ourselves. More time to decompress, sleep, relax. We have to focus on making sure we are okay, otherwise the people around us will suffer.
As a parent, how can you make sure that your child is prepared and ready for school when you confined to bed with a fever? As a teacher, how can you be 100% present for your students when you’re battling a sinus headache? As a student, how can a child learn when they have the sniffles?
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If you read both articles, amid the reminders to wash your hands and avoid touching your face to spread germs, there is the reminder to be active, get sleep, and TAKE IT EASY! As parents and teachers we can overwork ourselves or even our children. It is so important to remember to focus on YOU. Take a deep breath and relax, and if that’s too hard, click here to read about some different ways to relax!