This year has been tough. No doubt about it. The more this pandemic continues, the more unsure things seem to be getting. Nerves are shot. Frustrations are high. Anxiety can be crippling. All of the uncertainty comes with big emotions, highs and lows.
Burnout is looming for many of us educators, parents, and anyone on the front lines of this pandemic.
The only way to replenish, is to take some time to explore our needs and to refill our empty cup in an intentional manner.
So, inspired by a principal in the US, I decided to launch a self-care invitation challenge at my school for our staff. Everyone has jumped on board and we will start Monday.
Here’s how it works:
1. Every day, every staff member would have the opportunity to pick a card off of the bulletin board, scratch off the sticker to reveal their challenge, and complete the challenge.
2. They write their name on the card and deposit into a designated jar (located next to the bulletin board display).
3. At the end of the week, we will draw 2-3 names and offer some fun, silly prizes.
While the challenges isn’t about winning prizes, as self care is a gift in itself, it’s a fun way to take some time for ourselves, while creating a cohesive theme for all of us at a busy time of year.
Want to join us and invite your school or workplace to join the self-care challenge, too?
Feel free to share and let me know how your challenge goes!