Teacher Wellbeing Podcast Blog Title Episode 6 What is Self-Care

What is Self-Care? What are the barriers to self-care and why do they hold us back? What does teaching and self-care have to do with International Women’s Day?  In this episode, Ellen discusses the five facets of self-care, why guilt is the number one self-care sabotage  how self-care can help you #BeBoldForChange this IWD. 

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In this episode, I cover these points:

  • The three main areas self-care is generally understood: medical care, preventative health and personal care/pampering
  • The five main facets of self-care: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and personal care.
  • The barriers to self-care: patterns of thought, belief and behaviour that actively undermine our desire and ability to look after our own needs. e.g. guilt, low self-worth, comparisonitis, perfectionism, people pleasing, resentment, martyrdom, shame, tying ones identity to unhealthy habits, clutter, values and beliefs etc. 
  • Self-care isn’t selfish but guilt plagues us
  • The link between this guilt, teacher burnout and why that’s important to consider on International Women’s Day

What do you think? Do you think there’s a link? Leave a comment below or email me at ellen [at] selfcareforteachers [dot] com [dot] au

Links mentioned in this episode:

My free PrioritiseYOU! email course.

Guilty Mum‘ sketch from ABC program ‘The Checkout’

International Women’s Day website.

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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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