Today we’re going to talk about a Four Strategies on How to Deal with Teacher Job Stress.
Stress is inventible for us teachers. We’re required to juggle administrative work, grading, our children’s wellbeing, responding to parents by email or in person, lesson planning and lesson creation. There are only some of the demands of our job. There’s so much more that I haven’t mentioned.
Did you know that this would be your life when you became a teacher? I certainly didn’t.
Don’t get me wrong…. I LOVE teaching. It’s what I was called to do. I’m sure it’s the same for you.
However, teaching can often take over our lives, which is why I’ve noted four strategies to help you deal with your teacher job stress.
Before we continue, one awesome way is to snag your FREE spot in my upcoming hands-on Masterclass to help you go from feeling overwhelmed to super passionate.
You can also grab some FREE resources for your classroom to save you time and energy.
So let’s get into it. Here are my four strategies to help you deal with your teacher job stress.
#1. The Cause
There’s so much that our job entails so we can’t possibly deal with everything at once. Therefore, it’s best to make a note of all of the things that’s causing you stress so that’s it out of your mind and all on paper. Take a moment to journal out your feelings as well as it will help destress. You’ll fund journals in my FREE EDUCATION RESOURCE LIBRARY.
After that, we need to focus.
How? By working through the next step.
#2. The Plan
Create a plan to alleviate some of your stress.
Don’t create a plan for everything on your list or you’ll feel even more overwhelmed than before. Pick one thing to work on and make sure to focus on what within your control.
One thing that you can do right away, is to create a plan for the first back-to-school week in January so that you enjoy the winter break without feeling overwhelmed or thinking about teaching. Let’s do it together for FREE using a hands-on approach. For more information, join me at Systematic Plan to Super Passionate.
#3. Your Support.
In this step, we’ll look at what’s not within your control. On the page where you wrote down your stressors, highlight everything that isn’t within your control. Beside it, I’d like you to make a list of all of the people who can support you with this step and then reach out to them. Again, as I mentioned before, don’t reach out to everyone but only one or two people to work on one non-negotiable at a time.
If you’d like a place to feel supported, we’d love to have you join our FREE Facebook Group for Intermediate Teachers and Homeschooling Parents.
#4. Prioritize Self-Care
When you create your plan, block out time for self-care. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. You’ll find ideas for self-care in my Free Education Resource Library.
1. We looked at different types of stressors for teachers.
2. We talked about four ways to manage teacher stress: look at the cause, create a plan, find your support and prioritize self-care.
3. We also talked about two next steps you can take to alleviate your stress: 1) join the waitlist for the FREE Systematic Plan to Super Passionate masterclass and 2) get access to FREE resources for your classroom.
These are my four strategies on how to deal with teacher job stress. Why one of these do you plan to try?
If you found this video beneficial, would you do me a favour? Share this with your family, your friends, your loved ones, your co-workers or someone who you think could benefit from this. Thank you!
I’ll see you next Friday at 5:30pm PST.
Until I see you next time, remember to create, experience & teach from the heart.