One Hot Towel Away From Relaxation

"You must carve out a moment to yourself every single day." The first time I heard that statement I thought yeah, right. I couldn't possibly squeeze another ounce out of my day without feeling completely drained, and I was already feeling tired all the time. Turns out, that's exactly the reason why I needed to hold myself accountable to build in self-care everyday.

Calling All Stressed Out Teachers

We are all teachers, and it doesn't matter if you teach kindergarten, at the police academy, or your children/younger family members at home: You have to stop. Stop worrying about the list of ceaseless to-dos and extra-curricular commitments. Just stop and breathe. When was the last time you did that and noticed you did -- noticed that you intentionally paused because you needed to stop giving and steal back a quick second for yourself?