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7 easy and free ways to practice self-support

by | Balance for Educators

Winter vacation is just around the corner and as a fellow educator myself, I know how hectic that can feel! Here’s 7 easy and free ways to practice self-support as we wrap up 2023 and enter 2024…

Prioritize yourself: put the oxygen mask on yourself first

Set boundaries: pause before saying YES, and remember it’s okay to say NO.

Simplify: cut down on extraneous activities that don’t support you in your life’s journey and that make you feel overwhelmed and stressed out

Stop saying: I don’t have time. Rethink how you can make the time for self-support, where can you fit it into your schedule?

Get organized: being organized in your life, in and out of the classroom, can make a huge difference in being able to find the time to practice self-support. Need help figuring out how to do that? Reach out!

Don’t overschedule your life: Invitations will be coming this month for so many events and parties. Decide which ones you really want to attend and say no to the rest.

Make sure you have downtime over winter vacation: Connect with people, do things you love, read a book, go for a walk, go out to eat instead of having to make time to cook and clean up.

Amy Necci

Amy Necci

Balanced Life Mentor for Educators

Hi, I’m Amy (she/her)!
•PA Teacher 20+ years•

I consider myself a teacher and student every single day. I empower educators with self-support tools so they can live their BEST life!

As a teacher myself, I’m especially passionate about serving educators and feel strongly that learning self-support strategies can benefit anyone at any stage of life. In mentoring educators, my goal is to cultivate a space of acceptance and comfort, offering the people I support permission to be themselves, trust themselves, and grow at their own pace.