Winter break has finally arrived! Whether you have a few days or two weeks off from work, it’s important that you find ways to rest and relax during your time off to ensure that you’re ready for everything coming up in the new year. Here’s how you can get a little R&R over the break:

  1. Do Something for You – Whether it’s enjoying a cup of hot chocolate, getting a manicure, playing a game of golf, or watching a funny movie on Netflix, making time for yourself is essential to relaxing and enjoying your time away from work.
  2. Put Your Feet Up – Even if it’s late at night or early in the day, finding time to put your feet up and relax is one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting enough rest.
  3. Be Playful – Doing something playful and fun, such as playing tag with your kids or tossing a Frisbee, can help you let go of tension, laugh, and relax. Remember, being an adult doesn’t mean you can’t be silly or playful at times. Read “Fun Activities to Do With Your Kids During the Holiday Break” for a list of fun ways you can spend quality time with your kids.
  4. Stay Positive – This time of the year can be stressful for even the most organized of people, so make keeping a positive mindset a priority. Your body won’t let you rest or relax if you’re constantly worried or stressed about things. “Shake It Off! 10 Stress Busters for Teachers” is a great resource for finding ways to de-stress during your time off from work.
  5. Do Things in a Group – If you’re dreading wrapping all of the gifts you’ve bought or baking cookies for a holiday party or cookie swap, ask a few of your friends to bring their gifts and wrapping supplies or ingredients and recipes over and tackle it as a group. Working together can make the process much more efficient and enjoyable for everyone involved. It’s also a great opportunity for you to catch up with everyone!
  6. Enjoy the Little Things – It can be easy to get so wrapped up in finishing your to-do list that you forget to enjoy the little things in life. Whether it’s sleeping in late, cooking a great breakfast, spending time with friends and family, or going on a brisk morning walk, make sure you take advantage of your time off and enjoy a few of the little things that can help you relax and unwind.

Happy Holidays to You and Yours!
-Kaplan Early Learning Company