STRESS BUSTING TIPS

By the time the school bell rings every day, most teachers already feel they have probably made more decisions than a CEO executive.

  • Feeling like a Marathon Runner? 
  • Are you changing into an anxious, angry, frustrated, moody or scared professional? 
  • Experiencing headaches, lower and back pains, trouble with sleeping? 

Does any of this this sound familiar?

 

HOW TO DEAL WITH STRESS

1. Become aware of it and acknowledge it.

2. Don't take things personally. It's not just you.

3. Learn to say "NO" to certain requests or after school duties.

4. Be positive, think positive, speak positive.

5. Understand that a teacher is not a SuperHero; we do have limits.

5. Set priorities and realistic, small-scale goals.

6. Re-evaluate how you spend your day. Use your precious time wisely.

7. Exercise regularly. It really does help.

BE CAREFUL WITH AIMING TOO HIGH

Make a clear distinction between your personal and professional goals. 

WITHIN THIS CONTEXT:

PERSONAL GOALS FOR A TEACHER SHOULD INCLUDE

  • Slow down.
  • Don't hurry to arrive anywhere; you´ll probably get there late.
  • Enjoy lunch time. Your lunch time is meant for lunch!
  • Get enough sleep and exercise daily.

PROFESSIONAL GOALS FOR A TEACHER SHOULD INCLUDE

  • Make sure you leave work at a certain time each day.
  • Get organized. It takes time but it will be worth it in the long run!