Fun Ways to Make Your Teacher Summer All About Self Care! - Miss Clark's Spoonful

Fun Ways to Make Your Teacher Summer All About Self Care!

What does summer mean to you?

Time to relax, rejuvenate, and renew should be three things that immediately come to mind.

Sometimes, this is harder than it sounds!

If you're anything like me, I'm on a journey this summer to truly practice self-care. I'm not just talking about, "take one day at the spa!" Self-care is actually harder to practice than it sounds.

In case you were wondering, the definition of self-care is: "the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health." (Thank you, dictionary!)

Here's the tricky part. How can we as teachers do this?

I've been thinking a lot lately about how to spend time this summer. On my list so far is:

☀️ Changing up habits for healthier choices

☀️ Adapting to a new routine

☀️ Taking time to be my best self


I'm listening to the audiobook Atomic Habits by James Clear, and it's fabulous! If you're looking for a way to ditch some bad habits, form good ones, and learn how to create tiny behaviors that create long-term results, this is for you!


Embracing the idea of not having a schedule can be tricky! Sometimes, it can be helpful to keep a sense of routine (eat breakfast at a consistent time, take an afternoon walk at the same time, etc).


To do this, I'm focusing on putting myself first! I know, I know. that can sound pretentious and potentially selfish. Before you jump to conclusions about doing this for yourself, think about that phrase "you can't pour from an empty cup." It's a cliche for a reason! The more you care for yourself, the more available you'll be (as the best version of yourself) to others.

So, how can you make this fun?

Make it a game that you can play all summer long!

Again, true self care doesn't look like doing one or two of these tasks and simply checking them off your list.

However, completing one or two of these tasks as part of the bigger picture of truly caring for yourself can do wonders!


Is Teacher Summer Self-Care Bingo something you'd like to play along with?

Download your free printable HERE!

If you're playing along, I'd love to see how it's going.

Feel free to share your summer self-care adventures by tagging me @missclarksspoonful on Instagram!

Seeing people do what brings them joy brings me a ton of joy too. ☀️

Happy Summer!

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