A child care professional’s guide to self-care
A career in the early care and education field can be rewarding, but it can be busy and challenging, too! You’re often putting in long hours with little pay. Some days it may feel like you can barely go to the bathroom for a minute, let alone take time for self-care.
Making time for yourself is important
Child care professionals give so much to others. It is okay to take time for yourself as well – it goes hand-in-hand with your health and wellness. In fact, self-care can be one of the best ways for you to recharge so you have energy for innovative and energetic new ideas in the classroom. Once you view self-care through the correct lens, it’s easy to see that it’s anything but selfish.