We can all use a little more SEL Volume 5
Our TEAL Journey
TEAL Artist Interview Series
Maintain Resiliency with Work-Life Balance
Contributed by ~ Being Well@LACOE
A healthy work-life balance can improve your physical, emotional, and mental health.
Many people across the country are struggling to maintain their work-life balance because of the pandemic. Workplaces are going fully or partially remote. When you work from home, the lines between work and leisure often start to blur. Workers who are tied to their digital connectivity have found that they are always on.
Balancing your professional and personal life can be challenging, but it is essential:
- Know when to unplug. When your workday is over, detach from work.
- Set boundaries and work hours to avoid burnout. When you stop working, avoid thinking about upcoming projects or answering company emails.
- Turn off the computer and put down the phone. Cutting ties with the outside world from time to time allows you to recover from weekly stress and gives you space for other thoughts and ideas to emerge.
- Step away from screens (laptops, phones, TVs, and tablets) and get outside.
- Schedule family and social time.
- Avoid working on weekends, if possible.
A healthy work-life balance includes time set aside for activities that you enjoy. Prioritize a relaxation or self-care activity.
Coming Soon: The Promising Learners Project Website!
This movie clip has been making the rounds among educators, SEL Specialists, and students because it is a wonderful reminder of the power of breathing to focus and ground.
Contributed by ~ Karla Sequeira, TOSA Whittier City School District
A Reminder: March is Arts Education Month
SEL as a Foundation
According to CASEL, social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.