Punch In, Punch Out – The Mental Time Clock

I've been thinking recently about my ability to use my "mental time clock" to compartmentalize work from my personal life. That is, am I am able to put my thoughts, ideas, and anxieties about work to the side during evenings and weekends in order to focus on the other important parts of my life? Turns [...]

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Talk To Yourself

How do you talk to yourself (in your head)? Do you regularly critique your choices, your body, or the things you say? Are you consistently doubting yourself or beating yourself up? We all do this to a certain extent. Sometimes it's because our egos get the best of us or we're just in a crappy [...]

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Wellness Inspired Gift Guide!

Like many of you, I am getting into "gifting mode"!  'Tis the season, friends (whether you're excited for it or not)!  I always enjoy looking at the various gift guides that people post online in hopes of getting new and fresh ideas. There's nothing worse than wandering aimlessly through the shopping malls, always last minute, [...]

The Matter of Email…

Happy Monday! Today, I’d like to discuss the matter of EMAIL.  At the start of this school year, I made the conscious decision to remove my work email from my phone. I had tried to make this happen in previous years, but would always end up pressing "add account" within a couple of days and [...]

Happy Friday!

Congratulations, teachers, on making it to Friday of Halloween week! With Halloween having been on a Tuesday this week, I hope you teachers have some serious self-care planned for this weekend. I have booked a Thai massage at a lovely, inexpensive massage place near me! 🙂 And if you powered through the week eating leftover [...]

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting Teaching Well! My intention behind this blog is to inspire and encourage wellness, balance, and joy in teachers and non-teachers alike. A couple of years ago, I sat in front of a nutritionist complaining about my habit of mindlessly snacking on anything and everything at night (popcorn in particular!). I couldn't [...]