Does this sound familiar?
It has been two years since that night, and I still experience the stress and worry that comes with being a teacher. I have learned a few things that has allowed me to sleep better:
- It is essential to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit before you can be the best teacher for your students
- I have the power to take a deep breath before responding when faced with difficult situations
- Take time to breathe, practice it, make time for it as part of your daily routine
Laura’s meditation practice:
- Take 10 or 15 minutes to practice this whenever you can find a quiet moment by yourself. This practice can be used to help fall back to sleep. This practice can be repeated or just done one time.
- Sit or lay down in a comfortable position.
- Starting with your feet, breathe into each part of your body, release tension as your awareness travels from your feet to your head.
Laura Elphinstone teaches the Division 2 Bridges program. She is a passionate educator, outdoor enthusiast, and lover of nature.