Put down the computer and walk away. Plan some time where you can completely unplug and enjoy it! My favorite is hiking. Living in Austin we have an abundance of green spaces that are nearby and make for great trips to spend a few hours out and about. Some other favorites are the community pool, a concert, and let's be honest a good stroll around Target.
This can be as literal as you want it to be. I am a big fan of traveling, and in fact am getting ready to leave for six weeks, but for others traveling can be stressful. Either way, plan some time for a little adventure whether it be to check out a new restaurant in town or a trip away from your home state. Either way, you are sure to feel refreshed after a little time away.
If you are anything like me then there is just no way that you can press pause on your teacher brain for the whole summer. If this sounds like you, then give into it just a little. For me, Mondays are my prep days. I plan a small project, some research, or a little general prep that I can do for a couple of hours. This way I feel like I am accomplishing something that will help me out during the school year, but it doesn't become overwhelming and take over the summer.
Do Something Just for You
This is another one that means something different to everyone. For me this means taking a nap whenever I want, going to the library and checking out books that I have been meaning to read for months, or marathoning a terrible show on Netflix. These may sound like terrible ideas to you, but that is exactly the point! This one is just for you. You get to do what you want!
You've heard my plan! Now what is your plan to make sure that you are feeling refreshed this summer?