By Amy Paturel – NEA Member Benefits – June 2015
Try these positive daily strategies, make a commitment to self-care and achieve optimal wellness.
Teaching requires extraordinary mental and physical strength, so making a daily commitment to your health is key.
“Self care in terms of nutrition, fitness and mental resiliency is crucial to your performance level,” says Amy Hendel, PA, founder of healthgal.com and author of The “4 Habits of Healthy Families.”
Manifesting good habits takes time, but it’s worth the effort. “Depending on the difficulty of the habit being created, and the support system on board to make the change, it can take anywhere from four to 10 weeks to make lasting changes,” says Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, Positive Psychology Expert and author of “Creating Your Best Life.” The good news: The more consistency you bring to the change early in the process, the more likely your new habits will stick.
Here we highlight five critical self-care areas—and positive daily strategies to ensure lasting change.
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