Top 15 stress busting tips for teachers1
How to stamp out stress is a question now every teacher think muck alike any other professionals. Many of them opt to check into a spa for weeks but a fledgeling teacher may sail through those difficult months of teaching from September to December, and beyond by embracing these simple yet effective stress-busting tips.
- Break down whatever you have to do into smaller tasks. If you have to tackle a beast, carve it into nibble-sized hors d'oeuvres.
- Deal openly with a colleague who has vexed you before the situation worsens.
- Incorporate element of fun in your teaching then you stay relaxed effortlessly.
- Stay in close touch with nature. Talk to classroom pets, take a class outdoors if weather and school policy permit it, open the windows at snack time, find a way to incorporate the change of seasons and nature walks into your curriculum.
- Make time during the school year for your hobbies. Don't wait for summer vacation.
- Apologize when you're wrong.
- Take a walk during lunch, a planning period, or after school. During your walk, do not focus on things you have to do.
- Put a photo or cartoon that makes you laugh in your desk drawer or plan book and look at it when you need a boost.
- Too much caffeine can make you nervous and irritable so stave off sipping that extra cup of coffee.
- Keep in mind that no matter what your principal, colleagues, students, or parents think or say, you're basically a good teacher who can't please all the people all the time.
- Politely refuse to take on more projects than you can handle, even if a colleague, your principal, or a parent asks you to.
- Avoid doing anything for five minutes a day — and not feel guilty about it.
- Don't listen to the rumors that fly around the school.
- Be grateful to have a meaningful job.