Music Ed Mentor Podcast #036: 7 Secrets for a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season

Music Ed Mentor Podcast #036: 7 Secrets for a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season

This time of year it is crucial that we prioritize taking care of our mental and physical wellness.

Most of us got into music education as a career because we are givers. We are servants of the little people. Sure we do it for ourselves, but we also can become martyrs. Sometimes we even like to brag about how late we’ve worked, or how challenging our jobs are. It strokes our egos. This attitude can be damaging. If we are always telling ourselves how difficult our job is, we’ll begin to believe it.

On the other hand, if we tell ourselves how easy our job is, how prepared we are for it, how no one can do this specific thing as well as we can, we’ll believe that, too. To help, this week I share seven secrets for a happy and healthy holiday season.

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Key Takeaways

At the risk of being my own spoiler, here are this weeks’ seven key takeaways:

  1. Eat veggies at every meal
  2. Habitually sanitize
  3. Prioritize rest
  4. Start your day in silence
  5. Connect with nature
  6. Get your vitamin D
  7. Be present

Resources for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

To complement these tips for a healthy season, I’ve created a PDF with a few additional resources to help you make each of these seven suggestions become a reality for you.

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The 12 Days of Wellness Challenge

If you want to do more, I’ve also started a 12-day challenge. I’m calling it the “12 Days of Wellness” challenge and you can join it by going to my wellness page.

When you sign up you’ll get 12 emails, one per day, with a challenge for that day that will take you less than 5 minutes to implement and will help you be even more healthy and happy this holiday season.

It costs nothing, and can absolutely make this your best holiday season ever! Less stress, less sickness, less frustrationyou’ll be able to handle everything just a little bit better than ever before.

Additional Resources

Elisa Janson Jones

Elisa Janson Jones specializes in helping music educators build, grow, and manage thriving school music programs. With an MBA alongside her degree in music, she is also a coach and consultant to small businesses and nonprofits around the country, and serves as the conductor of her local community band. She has been teaching music for nearly 20 years and currently holds the prestigious position of elementary music teacher at a private K-8 Catholic School in Grand Junction, Colorado. Elisa was a top presenter at the NAfME National Conference in 2017 and will be presenting at state conferences in 2018. She is the founder of the International Music Education Summit and the author of The Music Educator’s Guide to Thrive.

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