Teachers spend so much time giving, but face it we work with students. Sometimes their moods (and bad habits) can rub off on us. Here are some reminders I've been contemplating for keeping my own emotional health.
Take care of your emotional health
An emotionally unhealthy teacher is an obstacle to good teaching! We are all going to have stresses and problems, but we can choose HOW we deal with the problems.
Here are just a few of the reminders that I give to myself about staying emotionally healthy. These are some of the things that I've found that help me!
My Keys to emotional health
1) Don't hold grudges.
“Grudges are like hand grenades. it is wise to release them before they destroy you.” Barbara Johnson
2) There is a difference between doing your best and trying to be the best
3) Be exciting
“Life is too short to be angry, bored, or dull.” Barbara Johnson
4) Do not worry
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” Corrie ten Boom
5) Give of yourself
“The measure of life, after all, is not its duration but its donation.” Corrie ten Boom
Tips for minimizing teacher stress
- Discover 10 stress-busting secrets for healthy teachers. What simple routines will help you handle the stress?
- Simple advice for coping with stress at work.
- Learn tips to help you deal with difficult colleagues and students (even those who "hate" you -- yes it is possible!)