For many teachers, often one of the most important forms of self-care comes from distraction. Not necessarily direct distraction that draws them away from their students, but rather something to look forward to throughout the school day when times get tough. Something as simple as a planned date with a partner or spouse, or even a date with the couch to finally watch that blockbuster movie can play a huge role in motivating a teacher to get through their day. Many teachers will struggle to find time in their packed schedules for themselves, but what’s worse is that when they do, they’ll spend it on their students still. While noble, this doesn’t give teachers a proper amount of time to destress and truly ever finish their workday. This is why it’s so important for teachers to establish a routine that can better separate themselves from work once they’ve left the classroom. This doesn’t require anything too complicated, as previously mentioned, the more simple the better. To learn more about the self-care methods that are helping teachers improve their work-life balance, please check out the infographic supported alongside this post.