Welcome back from Spring Break, everyone! Hopefully, you spend your Spring Break relaxing, rejuvenating, and spending time with those you love. Now, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. However, you don’t want to lose that inner-peace that break can bring. But, how do you keep those good vibes? By using these 5 tips for feeling energized after Spring Break.
Keep the Good Vibes!
Sometimes after a break it can be easy to go back to a place of stress when you walk into your classroom. Don’t let this be the case for you! Use these five simple tips for feeling energized after Spring Break.
- Ease into the routine
- Prioritize self-care
- Take breaks
- Organize your space
- Set boundaries
Easing Into Your Routine for Feeling Energized After Spring Break
Before you have to go back to school, get yourself back into a routine by setting your alarm and getting up a little earlier every day. If you’re not someone who sleeps in over break, make sure you start to do other pieces of your routine like getting ready a little earlier. By starting to get back into your routine earlier, you won’t be so “shell shocked” the first day back from break. This can lead you to feeling energized after Spring Break.
As teachers, parents, and humans, we tend to burn the candle at both ends. You have to remember to take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally. While this might seem selfish, it’s important to know what your needs are and make sure you are meeting them. You want to make sure you’re getting enough sleep, eating well, and taking breaks throughout the day. You can incorporate exercises into your classroom to keep you and your students’ feeling those good energized vibes after Spring Break is over.
Give Yourself a Break to Stay Feeling Energized After Spring Break
One thing we think we never have time for is a break. How many working lunches have you had throughout the school year? Instead of giving the school that time, make sure you are giving yourself that time to sit and decompress a little bit. You need to make sure you are taking care of you and using your lunch break to help with that is completely acceptable. You can also involve your students and go on a little walk or do some deep breathing exercises with them. If going outside isn’t an option, you can give yourself and your students a break with fun classroom activities to get rid of some excess energy.
Organize Your Space
Another way to make sure you stay feeling energized after Spring Break is to stay organized! This can be as simple as having folders and organizers on your desk where your notebooks, papers to grade, and papers to hand back go every day before you leave. Keeping your space organized and tidy can help you start the day with a clear and organized mind. In addition to keeping your space organized, make sure you keep your centers organized! You can always be prepared for centers when you use our digital and printable centers for kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade.
Set Boundaries to Keep Feeling Energized After Spring Break
Setting boundaries is something that you should always do. However, it’s important to make sure you are maintaining those boundaries that you set. One of the main places you need to set a boundary is with work and technology. You need to make sure you disconnect and take a break from screens. Give yourself “time outs” from the screen and make sure you enjoy being in the moment.
Getting back into the swing of things can be difficult, but it’s important to keep feeling energized after Spring Break. To do this, you need to make sure you are taking it easy and giving yourself time to adjust to being back at school. Using these five tips you can make the rest of the school year a great one!