We've had a long 6 weeks away from the daily activities and interactions of teaching. After the previous 18 months a lot of use started the holidays overstressed and with our wellbeing at an all time low. It's important not to start a new year feeling the same way. Here are my top 5 things I'll be doing to try and start the year right.
This is my first birthday post...less of my usual blog and more of a kind of diary entry on where I am and where I'm hoping to go in the next year.
In my previous blog I spoke about how creativity can be a selfcare tool. This is a continuation of that focusing on how creativity can support children in their mental health, resilience, and life in general.
This week is focus on accessing your inner creativity and the benefits it can have on peoples wellbeing.
Mindful practice is an amazing thing to teach our children, it can help them to regulate their emotions and have positive social interactions. With many children anxious about returning to school after a long lockdown, support in these areas is more important than ever.
The sun is shining spring is here, this week I’m talking about how gardening can support your self-care and can be a mindful activity.
This weeks post is about anxiety and how I try to manage it. With the prospect of schools being fully reopened on the 8th my anxiety is high, I’m worried about the risk doing my job will open my family up too and the risks to which my friends, colleagues and I open ourselves up … Continue reading Anxiety the little friend who sits on my shoulder.
Half term is finally here and all teachers and parents can breath a sigh of relief! We are still facing a long road and we need to conserve our strength and health. This week take time for you! Self care is a form of health car and is NOT selfish! This week I'm talking about how I am going to attempt this and hopefully give you some suggestions or motivation to do nothing!
In support of Children's mental health week 2021 this weeks post focus' on ways to support and develop mindfulness for children, these activities are adaptable for adults. With 50% of mental health issues established by age 14 supporting children to manage emotions is essential at any time not just during lockdown.
This weeks post focus' on building positive spaces and environments to improve your wellness. It specifically looks at my personal approach to creating a positive environment. Others may have different approaches but this aims only to spark ideas and conversations.