Professional Tips

  • Do as much of your normal routine as possible.

  • Give yourself extra time to do tasks.

  • Make a daily plan. Try to stick to it, but acknowledge that if you don’t, that it is okay.

  • You may not be able to get as much done as you are used to accomplishing during this time of ongoing crisis.

  • Use a schedule--either electronic or tangible.

  • Start and end your work day at a reasonable time – set boundaries for work time and personal time.
     

  • Focus each day on one thing you get to do that is enjoyable (this can even be going into a kindergarten classroom-- F2F or virtual!)

  • Organize your desk/work space  (daily or weekly).

  • Put a favorite quote near your workspace; add some personal and inspirational flair.

  • Make a sign for your office that lets people know you are unavailable (can be used for F2F or if you are virtual to act as a visual prompt for household members).

  • The Counseling Teacher has a bunch of great resources and visuals for personal reminders, as well as support for school staff.  These would be great to post in the staff lounge (or some place that is safe) or use as part of a newsletter/email self-care reminder.