A few months ago I wrote a post called, “Check your Stress!” While it had some good tools to identify whether or not you were stressed, getting to the mindset of self care is something I have observed many parents and teachers avoid even if they realize it is affecting their work and happiness. Here are a few resources out there.
Seven Types of Self-Care Activities for Coping with Stress
Self Care Advice for Caring Professionals
The Internet Wants to Help You Take Care of Yourself Stop. Are you hungry? Then eat something before reading this.
Self-Care For Teachers by Anne Brunette, MSW, Family Therapist
How Self-Compassion Can Help Prevent Teacher Burnout
Write about it
Get a Therapist. In the US or Canada this link will find a therapist for you.
Some measures of Stress and Burn out
PROFESSIONAL QUALITY OF LIFE SCALE (PROQOL)
Putting Things Into Perspective Where is your time going?
Tself-care assessment scale by Saakvitne and Pearlman from the Traumatic Stress Institute.
Ted Talk Videos
The following resources can help you cope with some of the common sources of stress and burnout among educators and others in the helping professions.
Student SELF-CARE Manual (Good tools)
Self-Care Domains In each domain, list the activities you are doing to take care of yourself.