As high school counselors, we are helpers who feel like we need permission to engage in self-care. We’re so much more likely to be preaching self-care tips to everyone but ourselves! Maybe it’s because self-care is such a buzzword right now, and we hear it the most in our industry.
Personal and Professional Reflections: Practicing Self-Care to Fully Recharge as a High School Counselor
As high school counselors, we’re always preaching about “practicing self-care to recharge” to our students (and basically anyone we come in contact with)! But how often are we reflecting on that advice to ourselves? I will be the first to admit that practicing self-care as a means to recharge actually
Wondering when you’ll fit in some extra professional development or learning opportunities as an energetic high school counselor this summer or this school year? (Especially when you just feel like a TIRED high school counselor?) It’s possible! You CAN make time on your calendar if you commit to trying! Here
We all know that our days are (and, therefore, our calendar is) absolutely crazy. No two are ever the same as school counselors. (It’s honestly one of my favorite things about this job.) However, we will not be efficient or effective if we’re not taking control of our time or
Let’s address the elephant in the room. School counselors are natural helpers. Not checking email at home is actually counselor self-care! My biggest argument for not checking email during off-time is for YOUR own sanity and mental health. Disconnecting is hard, and it goes against our grain to turn our