Taking care of yourself is vital, even in the summer months when school work is a little slower. I've asked some of my favorite educators what they like to do in the summer to relax and I'm sharing their responses with you. I hope you find time in your summer to do the things you love. Taking care of yourself only makes you better for others.
What's your favorite way to show yourself a little TLC during the summer?
1. Time to read and pedicures. - Ms. D in Philadelphia, PA
2. Taking a bath and watching my TV shows from the week! - Lauren in Madison, WI
3. I go to the bookstore and read. And read. And I let myself drink alllllll the coffee. During summer the coffee shop just sees me as part of the furniture (and give me lots of free refills). - Mr. C in North Carolina
4. a. Using Groupon to try out a bunch of places (especially spas and salons). b. Baking. c. Day drinking. d. Snuggling in bed. e. Not sweating when the to-do list isn’t complete at the end of the day. -Katie in Austin, TX
5. Checking out all the books I wanted to read during the school year and then reading them with a big mug of tea. - Alicia in Phoenix, AZ
6. Having time to read books that I actually want to read that don’t involve teaching! - Ms. A in New York
7. Coffee and a book on the front porch swing. -Jen in Mont Clare, PA
8. Having a completely unstructured day! - Annie in Pennsylvania
9. I love doing work-intensive recipes that I don’t have time for during the school year. I find cooking and baking so therapeutic, and it’s more fun when it’s in-season produce from our own garden! - Nicole in Columbia, SC
10. Going to the shore and sitting on the beach. - Sammie in New Jersey
What's your favorite way to relax in the summer? Comment below!
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