Here are some practical strategies for reducing teacher stress this term and some tips for truly ‘enjoying the journey’ of teaching.

Strategies For A Stress Less Term

  • Plan your day – take some time to think through your day and make a plan
  • Try not to take things personally – relax and trust people’s motives
  • Take a moment for yourself – make a cup of tea, breathe some deep breaths, go for a walk around the block
  • Say sorry when you’re wrong – a great stress busting tip
  • Drink more water – stay well hydrated throughout the day
  • Eat well – enjoy something at lunch that will serve your body not hinder it and make it sluggish
  • Laugh! Don’t take yourself so seriously
  • Learn to delegate
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help
  • Do one job at a time – sometimes trying to do too many things at one time can act as a stressor. Finish one job before you start the next.
  • Don’t try and change things that you can’t change
  • Learn to say ‘no’
  • Learn to delegate
  • Look for the positive side in every situation
  • Take time to reflect on things that are going well

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