Strategies For Prioritizing Self-Care This Year

Lillie Marshall, a contributor for Teaching Channel, writes: “It was 1 am on a school night, and I was still grading student essays. I’d skipped doing any exercise that day, and my back was creaking from hunched-over work. Suddenly, I flashed back to the lecture I’d ended class with that same day. ‘7th graders,’ I’d declared to my pupils lovingly, ‘please make sure you’re taking care of yourselves. Get quality time with loved ones, exercise, healthy food and enough sleep. We don’t want you to burn out or get sick! Health and wellbeing are the most important thing — now and always.'”

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