Episode 33: Burn the Candles.
Description: What's the silly, guilty pleasure you always deny yourself? This week, Dr. Boogren shares hers and encourages the Self-Care Squad to just burn the candles.
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Transcription: Hi, and welcome to episode 33 of Self-Care for Educators. I am your host, Tina Boogren, and this week's invitation is to burn the candles. And quite honestly, that's not even a metaphor. I mean that. Literally burn the candles. I've been trying to pay attention to what's bringing me joy in my life, little things that are bringing me joy lately. Kind of like last week, you know, it really ... I felt this immense satisfaction about, you know, going for walks with other people and something else that really brings me joy is the fact that I burn candles all the time.
I always have a candle in my office. I burn a candle in my bathroom when I'm getting ready in the morning. We have candles down in our living room and in our kitchen. We have a candle in our bedroom. I love candles. I used to feel like I needed to just light them on special occasions or maybe, I don't know, just the weekend. I don't know what my thinking was there. And, I just decided I love candles, and I'm going to burn them. I am worth it. That's what I want you to think about this week. Maybe it is literally burning a candle, or metaphorically it's something else that feels like, I don't know. I don't feel like I should do this every single day or do this regularly.
And, I want you to think about ... Just do it. Buy the flowers. Wear the perfume. Pour your regular, old drink into a wine glass. Do whatever that thing is that's just going to make you feel good because guess what? You're totally worth it. February is a hard month, and this winter is a hard winter and my goodness, if it makes you happy to burn the candles. Burn the candles.
I'd love for you to share, like, what is your version of burning the candle? So, for me, you know, that very literal idea of actually burning the candles every single day without guilt. I want to know what that thing is for you. I'd love, love, love for you to share. Maybe show us a picture of that thing. You know, I love pictures. So, that's it. Enjoy this week. Do the thing. Do that tiny, little thing that's going to bring you joy. And, I can't wait to hear what that is and celebrate it with all of you.
As always, a huge thank you to Brooke for making this happen. Thank you so much to Solution Tree and Marzano Resources for this job I get to do. And above all, thank you for you, my bad-ass Self-Care Squad. Burn the candles!