Today I returned to work after more than two weeks off. The real self-care challenge begins now that I’ve been pushed out of the comfy nest of my house back into the real world.
I’m happy to report that the self-care plan continued!
Setting limits on pre-work screen time helped me start the day without being late, nutritious food kept me fueled and recognizing that my students work at a way slower pace the first day from vacation helped me ease back into work more smoothly than in the past.
Today’s music link: Camera Obscura.
Today’s yoga brought to you by It’s All Yoga in Sacramento.
In the coming weeks I’ll be adding some regular posts on yoga and self-care. Topics I’m thinking about are:
- A weekly music round-up
- Yoga props and how I use them
- My favorite yoga and/or poetry books
- Nourishing, yet tasty and easy recipes
- Self-massage tips (keep it clean, people!)
- General self-care ideas
- Anything else you are interested in. Just let me know what you are interested in reading.
One of my supportive commenters, Mamasattva, asked for music links. You ask and you shall receive!
td: i wish all teachers did yoga too! i’m trying to convince them all to start. i’ve got a plan….
keep reading – i’ll be posting recipes and i love the idea of kid yoga stuff. thanks for the idea!
please come back and give me more music ideas too. it seems like we’ve got similiar taste, so tell me your favorites – they don’t have to be new, just new to me.
I just want to mention that as a single mama of a zesty 11 year old fifth grade boy, I wish ALL teachers did yoga!!!! I think it is so helpful in keeping in tune with the little ones, rather than state standards, agendas, egos and all the other things that seem to trump the kids needs in school these days. Good luck with your pursuit of self care and yoga and being a teacher who feels her students and knows when they need to slow. I am definitely interested in healthy recipes, and also, yoga moves that kids love, or even yoga moves that are fun/funny to watch kids attempt. td