Self-Care - A Qkids Teacher Guide

Hello! My name is Tina Croft and I have been teaching with Qkids for almost 2 years. During that time frame, I have taught over 2100 classes and am still loving every minute.  I live outside our nation’s capital with my husband. We have 2 daughters in college and a cocker spaniel named Vashti. I am so glad you have taken the time to read this small little blog about how to take care of yourself while teaching and doing life. Happy New Year!

Self-Care

We often hear this term; self-care…. but exactly what does that look like in terms of teaching?
Whether it is your normal schedule or peak season, caring for your body and soul are important to keep you healthy and ready to give your best.  Here are a few tips and tricks for you to think about:

Body

  • Drink a glass of water upon waking up – Warm lemon water is fantastic!
  • Keep a glass of water at your teaching station
  • Drink herbal tea or Bulletproof coffee to give your brain a boost (may add honey and/or lemon for a sore throat to tea)
  • Take a walk outside even if you must bundle up (5 minutes can even do a ton of good)
  • If you can’t get outside, do some type of exercise in the home – walking workouts are easy
  • Keep a sleep routine – often with the winter months having more dark hours, it is easy to get your sleep schedule messed up – stick to a routine – your body will thank you.
  • Add one fresh green juice to your daily diet
  • Try to avoid sugars and starches.

Soul

  • Arise at least 30 minutes earlier than you need to be ready for class – this will allow you some quiet time to get yourself centered for the day.
  • Make a lunch or weekend date with a friend
  • Enjoy an activity once a week that you know feeds your soul
  • Finish a self-help book at least once a month
  • Journal at the end of the day

Things to keep at your teaching station so your body and soul are at rest

(making a basket is helpful)
  • Chapstick
  • Water
  • Kleenex
  • Lotion
  • Cough drops
  • Essential Oils that are uplifting (if you use them).
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Blanket for cold mornings
  • Batteries for mouse or headset
  • Extra pen/pencil/notepad
  • Nuts or protein snack

Now you are ready to rock your lessons! Happy teaching everyone!
If you would like to join an amazing online teaching community, I would encourage you to apply with Qkids. They are THE BEST.  Feel free to use my referral link below or email me with any questions: I am happy to help you!

croftrandt@gmail.com  ( Please put in Subject line: QKIDS)

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