In this episode, Ellen discusses the need for differentiation not only for students in the classroom but also for adults seeking health, happiness and wellbeing.

When it comes to self-care, there is not one-size-fits-all, and realising this can help us shift out of comparisonitis and perfectionism. Having a good understanding of our own personality and individual traits can help us tailor wellbeing practices to suit and make changes in our life to help us thrive. Ellen also shares her 8-step acronym for SELF-CARE, and explains why self-knowledge is so important it’s the first step.

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Links mentioned in this episode:

The 8-step Self-Care Manifesto Infographic

16Personalities Quiz based on Myers-Briggs

The Big Five Personality Test

The Highly Sensitive Person Quiz by Dr. Elaine Aron

VIA Character Strengths Test and many others on the Authentic Happiness Website

Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies Quiz

Other personality tests mentioned include Kolbe Index, Strength Finder, How to Fascinate, DISC Framework, Aus Identities and The Five Love Languages. 

Questions, comments, episode ideas and to volunteer to be a guest on the podcast, email me: ellen [at] selfcareforteachers [dot] com [dot] au

Remember: you are a person first and a teacher second! Be well!

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