Teachers rarely have time for themselves during the school year – even during the summer! They are real life superheroes who go above and beyond for our growing generations. However, not enough teachers are given the time or take the time to give themselves some much needed R&R. We’re here to tell you that it’s time for a vacation. But, not just to anywhere…teachers need a beach vacation, and here are 6 reasons why.
1. No shoes, no lesson plans, no problems
When you’re at the beach, your only worry should be whether or not you’ve applied enough sunscreen. Leave the school work at home and allow yourself to completely relax and enjoy time spent outside of the classroom! Harvard Health even suggests that allowing yourself to completely unplug for even a short amount of time will significantly help reduce stress. Let your co-workers know you’re out of office, and set your email status to away. They’ll understand. Everyone needs a break!
2. Spend quality time with friends and family
Let’s face it, during the school year, family dinners and days out on the weekends can get tough to plan when you have loads of papers to grade and quizzes to make. A family trip to the beach is just what you need for the perfect getaway to spend quality time with each other. Relax by the pool, play games, float in the ocean, build castles in the sand and enjoy all of your meals together.
3. Give your mind a break
Giving your brain some much needed time off from work and endless to-do lists is crucial for a healthy work-life balance. When you’re constantly thinking about what you have to do for work, then you risk losing creativity or burning out completely. There’s no perfect place to clear your mind than at the beach! The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Journal even published a study proving that being surrounded by so much positive blue space, like the ocean and clear skies, boosts creativity.
4. Get much needed sleep
The only reason teachers should be awake at 6 a.m. on vacation is to watch the sunrise. Teachers need sleep, and what better place to do that than a room next to the ocean where you can hear the waves crashing on the beach, outside your window?
5. Island time is the best time
There are no class changes or clocks ticking on the beach. Take your time. Relax. Unwind. Take a nap on the beach, in a hammock or in your cozy oceanfront suite. Just enjoy not being on a schedule for once!
6. Return feeling fresh and rejuvenated
There’s no better way to start the school year than feeling totally refreshed, open-minded and re-energized to take on another great year with students. Clinical psychologist and host of the Daily Helping Podcast, Dr. Richard Shuster, says that since the color blue is known to evoke a calm and peaceful state of mind, “Staring at the ocean actually changes our brain waves’ frequency and puts us into a mild meditative state.” We mean, if the doctor says that staring at the ocean is scientifically beneficial for you, we really shouldn’t argue with that, right?
In honor of all you incredible teachers out there, CheapCaribbean has launched an exclusive, all-inclusive club with you specially in mind! If you’ve been wanting to join a cool club with all the added perks, now is the time and Beach4Teach Club is the one you want in on. Still not convinced that you need some time off for a much needed beach vacay? Maybe some of these stunning resorts will push you in the right direction!