It's the last break before we head into the final term of the school year, which can be one of the toughest for a lot of teachers. Here's some wellbeing rituals to try out this half term to help your mind and body prepare for those last few weeks left at school...
Declutter and refresh your space
There's no better feeling than having a good declutter and refresh of your space, this goes for both at home and in your classroom. Returning to school after half term to find the chaotic mess, empty coffee cups and stacks of paper work that you abandoned on the last day of term really isn't going to get you off to the best start. Clear the clutter and have a little move around of your workspace so you can return to school ready to smash the last term!
Read those books
Why does finding the time to get stuck into a good book suddenly feel like it's some kind of luxury? Now is the time to get lost in a new read (or 5). Stop scrolling your phone, close that laptop lid, grab a coffee and get reading. So many teachers love to read but struggle to find a spare half hour to be able to do so - it's time to make that change.
Spend time outside
Ever look out of your classroom window on a warm, sunny day thinking of all the things you want to do on your next day off? Now is the time to do those things. Being in the great outdoors does wonders for our body and mind so why not try out a new activity, plan a picnic with friends or if you're feeling spontaneous book a last minute getaway to the countryside.
Catch up with friends and family
It can be tricky to find the time to catch up with friends and family when a lot of us our busy working but with the Platinum Jubilee just around the corner now is the perfect time to make plans. Why not host a BBQ for your nearest and dearest or a day trip into London to join in with the jubilee celebrations. Spending quality time with those you love is good for the soul after all.
Try something new
This could literally be anything you want it to be. From trying out that new hobby you've been thinking about for a while to baking a new recipe. As a teacher you spend so much time thinking about all of your students that it's easy to forget about and make time for all of the things you would like to do - no matter how big or small. Why not create a list, so every time you think of something new you'd like to do you can make a note of it and then each bank holiday, half term or Summer holiday you can pick things to do from that list.
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