Hello and happy Saturday. I’ve been really into self-care for a while, and especially when I was teaching I had to stop, assess my routines, and make a more conscious effort to dedicate some time for myself and not think about school. Part of this included my preparation before starting classes, meaning the day before students went back to school. I decided to really focus on myself and do the things I wouldn’t have the time and energy for once school started.
I began my day by staying in bed for a little longer and reading. I must say, I did incorporate reading to my everyday routine, but there’s something about staying in bed when other people are getting ready to go to work. I blogged because again, that is something I could not do while working at a school. I left my house at 6:30am and was home at 4:30pm, absolutely exhausted and more often than not taking some work I had to do for the following day.
The next part of my routine was a face mask. Now, if you’ve been here for a while, then you probably know that I didn’t like sheet masks at all, and preferred the old school ones you had to apply with a brush and either peel off or remove with water. Well, a lot has changed since then because now I’m a total fan of sheet masks.
With my face nice and hydrated, I took a shower and I washed my hair. I usually don’t wash my hair on weekdays because that adds a lot of time to my routine. I applied shampoo, conditioner, and even some argan oil to make my hair look shiny and healthy. After my shower, I went all in with a skincare regime from L’Occitane, which again, I only have time for over the weekends.
If you are a teacher, I suggest you give yourself self-care moments, in which you can really recharge and think about yourself instead of all the responsibilities that come with teaching. They will still be there after you’re done, but you’ll be relaxed and able to tackle whatever needs to be tackled.
In the comments below tell me about your favorite thing to do when it comes to self-care.
Love, Miss Camila