Seventh Step In Managing Your Stress [Part 7 of 7]

Make Time for FUN!

When managing your stress, it is important to remember to have fun! Give yourself a break from your normal routine. You need to get away every once in a while for rest and rejuvenation in both the body and mind.

Sixth Step to Managing Your Stress [Part 6 of 7]

Develop a Prayer or Meditation Practice--or Both

This series of posts covers stress management strategies. In this post, I will offer the benefits of a practice of daily prayer or meditation– or both.

Fourth Step to Managing Your Stress [Part 4 of 7]

Exercise

In this series on how to manage stress during the holidays (or any time of the year) I have touched upon three “must’s”regarding managing stress. You “must” stay hydrated, you “must” eat well, and you “must” not overlook the importance of getting the amount of type of sleep you need. All of these “must’s” are […]

Second Step to Managing Stress [Part 2 of 7]

I am offering a 7-part the series on how to manage stress more effectively and proactively. The first post was about the importance of staying hydrated. In this post, I would like to point to the importance of your diet on how you cope with and manage stress.   Food is one of those things […]

First Step to Managing Your Stress [Part 1 of 7]

I speak to groups about strategies for managing stress. When I do, the first thing I talk about the importance of staying hydrated. Your body needs water for several reasons. If for no other reason, however, your brain needs to be well hydrated if you want to make good decisions. Regardless of your occupation, you need […]

Teaching is Stressful

Here's What You Can Do About It

When teachers call me about burnout, it isn’t always because they are burned out with their students. Most of them admit that they still love their kids. In fact, they will say, “If I could just be left alone to teach, I’d be okay. It’s all the other stuff that I can’t take anymore.”

Are You Ready for a Job or Career Change?

Change can be hard. Any kind of change can be hard. Just think about the last time you decided to lose that 10 pounds that keep bugging you. Feeling like it’s time to make a change is one thing. Actually making the change is a different thing altogether. No wonder people stay stuck in jobs […]

Stress Management Tools for Teachers: 7 Tips for Surviving the Rest of This Year

Are you a stressed out teacher just hanging on until the end of the school year? Learn how to manage your stress more effectively and enjoy the final weeks of school.

Developing Healthy Habits for 2016

  My mom used to say that if you had your health, you had everything you needed. She was a nurse, and she had seen people lose their health and subsequently lose jobs, families, and even their lives. She was a great proponent of preventative health care. She urged me to keep regular check ups […]

5 Steps to a More Successful 2015

As you approach the New Year, you may be considering how you might change some of your less helpful habits—habits that are holding you back from being your “best” self. Or, perhaps you are thinking about which of your “bad” habits are preventing you from being happier, healthier, and more successful. As a stress management […]