One Small Self-Care Habit

Habits can be hard to commit to and maintain.

Actually, let me rephrase that sentence: Habits are easy to commit to, but hard to maintain.

Promising to create too many (new) habits at once can really derail any attempts to get better at something. My tendency is to want to do it all, but I end up doing a lot half way or not at all. So, I’m thinking about how to start slow…again.

When did my life get so fast? So busy, but without any satisfactory direction that I can feel good about.

This is the year that I reinvent myself. Reinvent my priorities. Strike a balance between my professional and personal life. Accomplish important projects I’ve been putting off and then feeling guilty for putting them off. Make more time for family.

This is the year that’s going to make all of the trauma of 2019 worthwhile.


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One small self-care habit. I don’t know what that’s going to be yet. I already have one professional one I’m thinking about. Not a new habit, just a slight adaptation to what I’m already doing.

So, this post is my way of making my intent known to the world: World, I am going to do one thing to take care of myself in 2020.

Here I go.

Cross posted to The Two Writing Teachers SOL Tuesday Challenge



4 thoughts on “One Small Self-Care Habit

  1. cmargocs says:

    I am seeing a lot of self-care talk these days; I think it’s indicative of a communal sense of exhaustion. My personal professional learning goal is self-care, as well, and I found plenty of books to read specifically on educator wellness. I like how you are going to focus on just one thing, rather than attempting a huge overhaul that would just add to the exhaustion. Here’s to a healthy sense of work-life balance in 2020!

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    • Yes, teachers, as well as other public service providers, are prone to exhaustion and burnout precisely because we’re so bad at taking care of ourselves. We don’t always see it as time we’ll spent. But it is. Hoping your 2020 is all about taking care of yourself so that you can take better care of others.

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  2. I’m with you and look forward to reading about your progress in 2020. I have similar goals: Take care of my health. Prioritize family and friends. I want to be able to live my life and enjoy my house without a mountain of things on my to do list. I want to find ways to be more productive without letting work take over everything. I want to explore work & play experiences that inspire and recreate hope. With that in mind – I’d like to do some blogging myself, and am starting by reading more blogs like yours. Thank you for your ideas and inspiration.


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