Teacher Morning Challenge, Week 1

How many mornings have you been frantically eating breakfast or trying to catch up on your social media accounts or attempting to pack lunches for your own children or typing away at a parent email and all of a sudden you let out a long deep sigh as if you’ve never taken a breath in your life?!

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Carrie Conover
Carrie's Favorite Things: Lavender

I’m obsessed with all things lavender. Why? Because the second I smell lavender, I instantly feel relaxed and renewed. I use a lavender room spray in my bedroom before I start getting ready for bed. It is a signal to my brain that it is time to wind down. I carry that feeling with me throughout the day by using various lavender products. According to Medical News Today, research suggests that it (lavender) may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness. Want to give Lavender a try? Here are my favorite lavender things…

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Self-Care Tips to Help Teachers Sleep

As a teacher, you make over 1,500 educational decisions every single day. By the time 9 pm rolls around, you are exhausted and ready to enjoy a restful night’s sleep. If you fall asleep immediately (hello, sleep deprivation) or you toss and turn into the wee hours of the night, you are not alone. Many teachers struggle to get the night’s rest they need and deserve. Get started down the right path by forming a bedtime self-care routine and sticking to it. Here are a few ideas to get you on your way to a great night’s sleep.

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5 Tips for Teachers Who Can't Fall Asleep

Teachers deserve and need a good night’s sleep. Our brain and body recovers and replenishes itself during sleep, so it is essential to living a positive and happy life. On days when you don’t get enough sleep you are sure to feel more irritable and less patient with yourself, your colleagues and your students. Having one of those evenings where you can’t fall asleep? Here are 5 tips to help you get the rest you need.

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Carrie's Favorite Things: Morning Edition

We all have those mornings where we wake up feeling exhausted and rushed. It’s tough to start the day looking and feeling tired. On crazy mornings, it is tempting to throw your hair up, slip into a pair of comfy leggings and run out the door. For me, I know that the way I look and feel can set the mood for my entire day, including the amount of energy I have to give to others. If I feel frumpy, I act frumpy. Over the years, I’ve put a few essential tools in my morning toolkit that keep me leaving the house feeling fresh and energized.

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Carrie Conover
5 Ways to Make Your OWN Kids More Independent in the Morning

If you are a teacher and a parent, you are around children all day long. No matter how patient of a person you may be, you will eventually find yourself stressed out and overwhelmed. At times you might find yourself taking it out on the children you love the most - your own. Getting out the door in the morning can be the most stressful time of the day. Over the years, I’ve tried many different strategies to make my own children more independent in the morning. We are at the point now that my kids don’t need me in the morning - until it is time to drive to school, of course! Today, I’m sharing a few tips to make your own children more independent in the morning.

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Carrie Conover