Monday, May 8, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Week - Don't Forget about Yourself!


I'm all for celebrating other teachers (and fully believe that we need to make time to do this more than once a year) but I also know that no one knows you better than you know yourself - So this year, I'm encouraging you to celebrate all of your own hard work! Take a little time to pamper yourself or indulge in a special treat.  You certainly deserve it, and let's be honest, some of my favorite gifts are things that I've bought for myself!

Whether you feel like making an investment in something you really want, or you're looking to be a little more frugal, here are some of my favorite splurges:

  • Get a mani-pedi!
  • Buy yourself a Starbucks card
  • Upgrade an electronic device
  • Pick out a new book to read for fun
  • Give yourself an evening with your favorite bottle of wine and a great movie
  • Take advantage of teacher appreciation sales
  • Eat dinner alone and enjoy the quiet
  • Buy yourself a new bag (for school or for fun)
  • Pick out a new planner
  • Take the afternoon off
  • Start a project that's been on your to-do list
  • Plan your perfect Saturday and then schedule a day to make it happen
  • Get a new outfit or just buy shoes!
  • Schedule a night out with friends
  • See a movie in the theater
  • Make a new playlist
  • Pick up a pizza for dinner or let someone else in your family cook
  • Sign up for a class you've always wanted to take
  • Make a pinboard and start planning your dream vacation
  • Eat a donut for breakfast
These are all things that I've done to indulge just a little, remember, you can't take care of others until you've taken care of yourself! Have a wonderful Teacher Appreciation week, I hope that you get the recognition you deserve - even if it comes from yourself!

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