The suggestions included in this blog post are great! Most of them come from educators and all of them are easy to implement and logical. My favorite suggestion is to be okay with telling people "no" when you are asked to "volunteer" for additional responsibilities.
This video posted by lilyclmn8 discusses food as a way to manage stress. I love it because it emphasizes that what we put into our bodies can impact how we perform emotionally, mentally, and physically. I definitely recommend watching the video and taking some notes on foods that can decrease stress so that you can plan your meals and snacks accordingly!
Top Notch Teaching offers some awesome tips for stress reduction in this article. What I like best about this resource is the poster at the end. It contains indicators of stress, tips for immediate and long-term stress reduction, as well as ideas for how to help peers cope with stress.
In this brief video by Live Sonima, Tish Jennings discusses her book Mindfulness for Teachers, but also shares some great advice, strategies, and insights on teacher stress management and how teacher stress can impact students. I highly recommend watching this video, as well as purchasing the related book.
This infographic is definitely worth printing out and posting somewhere you can see it often. The suggestions provided are brief, insightful, concrete, and practical. Best of all, they come from teachers!
This neaToday article offers a double whammy. First, it presents some relatable anecdotes from teachers about how they handle stress and explores some of the statistics behind teacher stress. In the next part, amazing strategies for reducing your stress are provided. I highly recommend bookmarking this resource and returning to it when you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed.
The results of this Quality of Worklife Survey conducted by the American Federation of Teachers offer tremendous insight into the issues significantly causing teachers stress. From administrative demands to classroom challenges to personal issues, this survey discusses it all. It's a great resource to use to help you think critically about what areas of your professional and personal life are causing you the most stress.
If you are stressed, you are not alone. This article by the Huffington Post, which reviews some of the data from a recent Gallup poll of teachers, proves it. What makes this article valuable, however, is the link it makes between teacher stress and student performance, specifically student engagement in learning. This resource is one to share with your colleagues.