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.
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.
It may seem odd—unnecessary even—to mention the importance of breathing in a series about stress. For most of us, breathing is one of those things we never think about. You may not even consider breathing in the grand of health and wellbeing. Most people are unconscious of their breathing. They take it for granted. Since […]
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 […]
I am offering this series on managing stress for teachers and busy professionals. Stress is a concern for many people and throughout the year. But it is especially troublesome during the holiday season. We become over-busy during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have way too many things on our to-do lists. In […]
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 […]
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 […]
Many people in the general public don’t understand what teachers experience. The fact is, though, that teachers in today’s classrooms are feeling a heightened sense of stress. I know because they contact me almost daily, and the number of calls has spiked earlier than usual this year.
Meet Angie Crockwell, a music teacher who came to me for help with her job search early in 2017. She was on a sabbatical from her job as an elementary school band teacher when she found me and reached out to me for assistance with her job search. In spite of her passion for music, […]
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.”