This planner came about because I wanted a way to keep track of and plan for my own self-care, health and wellbeing.
I have always been a bit of a stationery addict (aren’t all teachers?) and I’ve used many planners, diaries and calendars in my time. But they never seemed to focus on what I needed in my body, mind and soul.
I wanted a way to keep track of the habits that I found mattered most to my health and wellbeing, and I wanted it to be a space separate from my appointments, work tasks and general to-do list.
Our society in general focuses A LOT on productivity and achievement as measures of worth. Teachers have internalised this message perhaps more than most people.
This is in part because our job is to not only help others learn to produce and achieve, but to assess how well they do it.
Moreover, the demands of the profession are ever increasing, the to-do list is endless and the deadlines are more and more high stakes.
Plus, teachers are natural nurturers and givers, but often forget to turn that nurturing and giving towards themselves.
I began creating rituals and routines, and cultivating healthy habits in my life and over time I’ve developed worksheets to help me plan and track these. Until now they’ve been piecemeal but I finally combined them into a planner for the year, to help me really stay on top of my health, wellbeing and self-care goals.
My hope is that this planner will help you do the same. It will help you create a ritual out of pausing regularly, taking a break from the hustle and bustle of life to check in with your body and mind, your heart and soul, and planning to meet your needs.
This purchase includes both the 140-page portrait A4 version of the PDF, plus a 70-page landscape '2 page per sheet' version which is a little more printer friendly! If you would like the Word Doc or Google Doc version, simply email me email@example.com with proof of your TpT purchase and I will get the fillable doc version to you.
Over time, little by little, I hope this practice will do for you what it has done for me: keep self-care at the top of the to-do list, keep healthy habits as the priority above other work and life tasks, and ultimately lead to a life of more sustainable health, happiness and wellbeing.
Because you are a person first and a teacher second and you are worthy of your own care.