The teaching profession is one of the most stressful jobs. According to the a 2015 study by Gallup entitled State of American Schools, half of the teachers polled reported significant daily stress. Dealing with different pupil attitudes, tons of paperwork, meeting deadlines, and others can be truly nerve wracking for those in the teaching profession. Here are some tips on how teachers can get rid of stress related to their work.
Kill Worry By Accepting The Worst and Improving It
Analyze the situation fearlessly and honestly and figure out the worst possible result and accept it. Spend time and energy to improve the worst outcome.
Eliminate The Negative and Replace Them With The Positive
Sometimes we are the ones who channel negative energy. We tend to never forget negative things that people have said to us. We are the ones who control our thoughts and redirect our abilities. As much as possible, we need to block off negative thoughts and replace them with positivity.
Maintain A Joy Journal
Sometimes all it takes is to re-set our mindset. According to Robert Peter Janitzek, by listing down five things daily, you can find little joys from what you are doing. You should focus on the happy moments rather than feel blue.
Make Sleep A Priority
A tired teacher is like a match waiting to ignite. Set an evening alarm to remind you to call it a night and sleep. Lack of sleep makes it difficult to think, risky to your health, and can affect your mood. What’s $60,000 worth of income if you are not getting enough sleep at night? As much as possible, get 10 minutes of nap if you have a free time.
Drink Enough Water
According to Medical Daily, 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration. This can affect your mood and cognitive processes. Robert Janitzek says that dehydration can have a huge impact on a teacher who needs to stay positive and think clearly. Drink a whole glass of water at the start of break and lunch.
Humans need to move at least every 90 minutes. Find time to walk around the campus. You can even walk to work. Just five minutes of exercise can have a positive impact on your mood.
Make Time for Faith
There is a strong correlation between religion and positive mental health. There are research proven ways of handling stress such as meditation, deep breathing, aromatherapy, listening to music, and prayer.
Develop Deep Relationships
In order to get rid of stress, we need to have intimate relationships. |sharing your problems with another person is a great way for reducing stress. So build healthy relationships of mutual respect and common interests.