Season 3 Teacher Wellbeing Podcast Episode 8

Ever feel like a slave to your email inbox or to those little red notification numbers on your social media apps?

I do, and it’s something I’ve been working hard to improve over the last year and a half. In this episode, I share with you the digital boundaries I’ve been setting up and how they’ve made a difference in my life, helping improve my productivity, my relationships and my sleep.

Social media and email is here to stay, and it’s a wonderful thing that we can connect to each other through these mediums at all hours and across huge distances. It’s not about removing them from your life altogether, nor is it about implementing the exactly list of things that I’ve tried in exactly the order I share them. I invite you to simply reflect on your experience of the impact of email and social media on your life and wellbeing, and consider approaching these platforms with more intention and less mindless scrolling. I’m confident that when you do, you’ll find more enjoyment in the platforms and your life!

At the start of this episode I also make a few announcements and reminders, including about the second in the free webinar series I’m running called ‘Preventing Burnout: Managing Stress’. It will be on May 8th 2018 at 6pm AEST and you can sign up at

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 Jane and become a supporter of the Teacher Wellbeing Podcast on Patreon here!
  • 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

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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