So, what is self-care, really? Social media tells us that it’s bubble baths, pedicures, or maybe even a glass of wine after a tough day. While it’s true that these might offer quick fixes to make the troubles of a difficult day disappear, it really doesn’t get to the true cause of what’s happening and why. TRUE self-care is messy, hard work, but it’s something that we have to do to see the results that we want. When I’ve been invited to speak to teachers and administrators, it’s my mission to challenge people to look within themselves and have the tough conversations - to do the hard work - in order to leave burnout behind forever.
In this episode, I’m going to share with you the talk I gave that got so much BUZZ at the American Association of Employment in Education Conference. I spoke with both building and district leaders as well as heads of HR and beyond. They all seemed to agree with me that “self-care will only take you so far”. I wanted to extend to them what I have learned: that we all simply desire to be encouraged and empowered to take control over the three things that we truly do have control over as human beings.
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