We didn’t go into this profession to have an abundance of free time, take long lunches, or earn a huge paycheck. We are teachers because we want to make a difference.
BUT, My Teacher Friends,
Here’s the reality...
You plan out your engaging, differentiated lessons by the minute, often spending your “breaks” tutoring, counseling, making copies, calling parents, answering emails, planning formative instruction, creating assessments, and chasing down missing homework.
Wake up not feeling well? You suck it up and come to work rather than go through the trouble of creating sub plans (we ALL know this, right?). And heaven forbid you arrive at work even a couple of minutes late (Hellooo, Admin waiting at my door)! Oh, and of course, there will be little to no bathroom breaks, so make sure you don’t drink too much water!
Anyone who is NOT a teacher just does NOT get this!
Even the most super of Superteachers out there will soon realize... Our bodies can only handle so much for so long.
As a result of all of this living on the go, from "bell-to-bell", we:
- Forget to drink enough water - partly because of time, but mostly because we just get so busy
- Stay up too late - grading papers, planning lessons, or simply entering a well-deserved vegetative state on the couch :)
And it's no surprise that:
- We become dehydrated, get headaches, or become less “sharp” than we could be
- Our energy dwindles, we suffer weight gain, and other health-related issues
- We take out our stress on our students or on our loved ones at home at the end of an exhausting day
In a nutshell… We. Burn. Out.
Yes, unfortunately, several studies confirm that teacher burnout is a real thing - mostly a result of the consistent physical and emotional strain we go through, and it's not surprising.
I was once the poster child for every “burnout” symptom you could name. As a chronic migraine sufferer and a cancer survivor, I had to learn the hard way that years of bad health habits were what put my immune system into a tailspin. Today, I work hard to keep life in balance.
Teacher burnout should NOT have to be our reality!
I am looking for teachers who find themselves experiencing the same kinds of issues trying to stay hydrated during the day AND get enough beauty rest at night - to get back to being the best teacher they can be at school, and the best mom and spouse at home!
Join a fun and supportive FREE group I’m putting together that TEACHERS will definitely RELATE to.
#ProjectHydrationHibernation will run for a short 7 days, but will leave you with lasting good habits you can continue for a lifetime (OK, we’re not ACTUALLY going to hibernate for the winter - don’t we WISH! - but it has a good ring to it, and well, you get the point).
Here's What You Will Get:
- Tips for staying hydrated during the day (even with your limited bathroom breaks)!
- Guidance to set your “Get-My-Butt-To-Bed” time goal to wake up refreshed & ready for the day
- A printable tracking sheet to keep yourself accountable, and to measure your success
- Support in an online group setting, along with a daily email to help you stay connected
- Encouragement, a positive mindset, and fun along the way!
Are you ready for #ProjectHydrationHibernation, so you can gain back your energy, teach with stamina, and not suffer any longer with the hidden health issues that sleep deprivation and dehydration bring?