Getting sick can be an inevitable part of any teacher’s life, especially if you work with the younger kids.
There are germs everywhere… tables, pencils, doorknobs, papers, shoelaces! Oh, the shoelaces.
So how can we, teachers, help ourselves? How can we try our best to prevent getting sick?
Open the windows and let the fresh air in.
Eat well and healthy.
Get enough sleep.
Eat your fruits and veggies!
Wash your hands often.
Don’t touch your face or eyes with germ-infested hands.
Drink apple cider vinegar every day.
Stockpile Lysol, Clorox Wipes, and hand sanitizer
Get a flu shot.
Change when you get home from work (especially that time of year).
Eat oranges and drink orange juice
- Vita C
- Vita D
Gypsy Cold Cure Tea
Cold Cure Tea by Yogi
…and last but certainly not least: acceptance. Denial works too.
In all seriousness, at some point all of us will be sick.
Maybe not this year or for a few years, but letting the humor in and just accepting the inevitable may be your best bet if you feel the nastiest of bugs coming on.
Having emergency sub plans and a substitute binder for those sick days is, also, super helpful. Read this blog post to learn more about how I prep my emergency sub plans, and to take a look inside my substitute binder. PST! there’s a video.
Over your years of teaching, you’ll build up immunities, too, that will help you from getting sick.
What regimen do you use to prevent getting sick? Let us know in the comments below!