by Kelly Campman, RC FOR Club Director
- Mindfulness Meditation: Practicing mindfulness meditation can help reduce stress, improve focus and concentration, and promote a sense of calm. Teachers can take a few minutes each day to practice mindfulness meditation, either on their own or with the help of a guided meditation app.
- Physical Exercise: Engaging in regular physical exercise can help improve mental health, reduce stress, and increase energy levels. Teachers can take advantage of the summer break to try new exercise routines, such as yoga or hiking, or to simply enjoy a daily walk or bike ride.
- Creative Writing: Writing can be a therapeutic activity that helps teachers process their thoughts and emotions. Teachers can use a journal to reflect on their experiences, or try creative writing exercises, such as poetry or short stories, as a way to express themselves.
- Reading: Reading for pleasure can be a relaxing activity that helps teachers unwind and escape from the stresses of work. Teachers can make a list of books they want to read over the summer and set aside time each day to read.
- Learning New Skills: Learning new skills can be a fun and rewarding way to boost mental fitness. Teachers can explore new hobbies, take online courses, or learn a new language during the summer break.
- Connecting with Friends and Family: Maintaining social connections with friends and family can help improve mental health and reduce stress. Teachers can use the summer break to reconnect with loved ones, plan social activities, or join local clubs or organizations to meet new people.