Season 3 Teacher Wellbeing Podcast Episode 6 Myth Work Life Balance

Are you striving for balance or you do you think it’s a dirty word? In this episode, I share what I’ve learned from my Exercise Physiologist husband about the importance of balance in preventing falls for older adults, and why I think it applies to teachers when preventing burnout. I personally feel that work-life balance is not a myth but that the way balance is often spoken about is unhelpful and set it up to be unattainable. 

At the start of this episode I also make a few announcements and reminders, including about the free webinar I’m running on April 5th 2018 at 6pm AEST called ‘Preventing Burnout: The Missing Link’. You can sign up at

Also, a word of warning: this episode is marked ‘Explicit’ due to a couple of spots of strong language. Just in case you’re listening with kiddies around…

This episode is brought to you by Daniela Falecki’s Teacher Wellbeing Cards. These 52 card give you simple daily reminders to help better support your wellbeing. You can use them in staff meetings to build positive conversations, or have them in your desk as little pieces of advice to help you through the day. Find these cards and Daniela’s other resources at

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Links mentioned in this episode:

  • Be awesome like Kirsty and become a supporter of the Teacher Wellbeing Podcast on Patreon here!
  • If you’re in Toowoomba and would like my wonderful husband’s help with Falls Prevention, contact Toowoomba Exercise Physiology today! 
  • In case you’re interested, this is the Book Coaching Program I’m doing
  • Help me with my book research by booking a time to be interviewed here
  • To see if coaching can help you, book a discovery call here
  • The books I mentioned were Self-Care for Teachers, by Dr. Matthew Allen; Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
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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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