Top 50 Ideas for Teacher Self Care

  1. Take a nap
  2. Read a book from your To Be Read list (and check out our free printable to help you get started!)
  3. Paint your nails
  4. Take a walk outside
  5. Pick up a hobby
  6. Get a haircut
  7. Splurge on a fancy cup of coffee or cocktail out
  8. DoorDash dinner (just this once!)
  9. Stretch
  10. Write a list of positive affirmations you can tell yourself each day
  11. Cuddle your pet
  12. Bubble Bath
  13. Face Mask
  14. Make your favorite tea
  15. Sign up for your free Headspace subscription and meditate
  16. Turn off all your electronics for the evening
  17. Adult coloring book
  18. Listen to a podcast or audiobook
  19. Journal (check out some journal prompts here!)
  20. Bake something delicious. Then eat it slowly.
  21. Start a Spotify playlist of songs that make you happy or relaxed.
  22. Organize your closet and declutter.
  23. Put your favorite essential oils into a diffuser
  24. Deep breaths and repeat an important mantra
  25. Go to bed early
  26. Light a candle and enjoy a glass of wine
  27. Watch your favorite show.
  28. Play a game
  29. Treat yo’ self to something you’ll enjoy
  30. Take a break in nature
  31. Go on a local day trip to somewhere you enjoy
  32. Find an Airbnb nearby for a staycation
  33. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
  34. Dream about the future
  35. Read inspirational quotes
  36. Get lost in poetry
  37. Call or text a friend who fills you up
  38. Jigsaw puzzle
  39. Eat a healthy meal
  40. Create a Pinterest vision board
  41. Connect with your partner on a date night
  42. Learn a TikTok Dance
  43. Pack a picnic and eat outside
  44. Check Groupon for a local class or experience you want to try
  45. Do a Brain Dump (get your free printable here)
  46. Buy a houseplant to brighten up your home
  47. Make a Gratitude List
  48. Take a Myers-Briggs or Enneagram assessment to learn about yourself. Then research famous people who share your type.
  49. Get a massage
  50. Book your next vacation

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