Practice What We Preach

September 21, 2010 at 10:29 am | Posted in Educator Updates Newsletter, Practice What We Preach | Leave a comment

We’re almost a month into the new school semester—are you back to your usual routine yet?  How about the part of the routine where you eat lunch at your desk or skip it all together?  Yeah…us, too.  Taking 30 minutes to an hour to decompress and relax is important: leading experts say that 10 minutes of actual relaxation equals 1 extra hour of sleep.  While that extra hour of sleep may be a bit tougher to get, 10 minutes seems doable. Initially, set goals: two times a week, block out time on your calendar to go for a walk, grab lunch with colleagues, or just find a quiet place to enjoy your PB&J. Gradually build up so that—as often as you can—you’re taking at least 30 minutes a day to decompress, relax, and recharge.  So as lunch time approaches today, take some of the excellent advice that you’re always giving to your students:  set aside time to relax and recharge because it will make you more productive, healthier, and happier. You know you’re right.

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