Care Tips to Foster Wellness for Teachers
- May 18, 2021
- Posted by: The Teachers Academy
- Category: Educator Resources / News
The 2020-2021 academic year has been a stressful one, to say the least. While the ongoing pandemic has negatively impacted professionals all over the world, educators have experienced the effects of COVID-19 in a unique way. After remote learning replaced in-person instruction, teachers everywhere struggled to meet the needs of their students from behind a computer screen.
This unprecedented challenge has caused teachers to experience acute levels of stress and anxiety. As the school year comes to a close, it’s more important than ever to properly manage your symptoms and achieve a sense of inner peace. Consider these tips or sign up for our Wellness for Teachers course to promote wellness as we approach June.
Make Self-Care a Priority
To be a more effective teacher, you need to ensure that you’re meeting your most pressing needs. Self-care is in no way selfish or a sign that you don’t take your job seriously. Instead, it’s a worthwhile practice that allows you to be at your best every day. To reduce stress and promote better well-being, be sure to carve out time for the things you enjoy. Additionally, remember to check in with yourself and ensure you’re not taking on more than you can handle.
Keep a Journal
The beauty of having your own journal is that you can fill it with whatever your heart desires. Whether you prefer to keep track of the eye-opening things you learned in professional development units for teachers or wish to simply record your personal thoughts, the possibilities are up to you. This hobby can also make you more self-aware and help diminish anxiety levels.
When you’re knee-deep in student assignments and studying for the common core national standards, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why you need to set clear boundaries that work for you. When you’re teaching from home, it’s especially important to separate your work life from your home life. Take breaks when necessary, and make sure to shut everything down when you’re done for the day so you can relax.
Prioritizing wellness as a teacher is easier than you think. For more information and resources to help you start striving toward better mental health and well-being, reach out to The Teacher’s Academy today.