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3 Ways to Avoid Teacher Burnout
Even the best of the best teachers experience teacher burnout. Whether you are a veteran teacher or a student teacher just starting off, teacher burnout is real! You are an awesome teacher doing amazing things, and I am here to give you 3 ways to avoid teacher burnout, reduce teacher stress, and increase your productivity. You’ve got this!
Start with 3 minutes of meditation a day, gradually increasing your time as you see fit. Set your alarm 3 minutes earlier to meditate in the morning before you start your day. Take 3 minutes to shut your classroom door after dropping kids off to a special. Release your stress 3 minutes after dismissal. Before going to bed, take 3 minutes to meditate and forget about the days stress.
Find the Positive
Friends, this has been life changing for me, and I know it can help you, too! After teacher 17 years, I have finally discovered the importance of finding the positive. And by find the positive, I don’t mean just put a smile on your face and pretend to be happy. Don’t get me wrong; smiling and happiness are awesome. But, truly find something positive in every part of your day. Sure, we will have more stressful days than others, and not all days can be joy.
Listen, I want you to stop in the middle of your most frustrating moment during the day, remove your emotions, and find a positive. Easier said than done, I know. But, if you are looking for ways to avoid teacher burnout, you must try finding the positive, and make the best of what’s around (Feel free to break out in song). If you get my reference, you’re probably a fan of the Dave Matthews Band…which makes you the best 🙂
I’ll never forget the time when my friend, Rachel, and I decided to attempt headstands before the kids came into our classroom. Yes, friends, we did that. Well, let’s be real – Rachel was the one who knew what she was doing, but it was sure fun trying it along side of her! Not only will these small movements help you avoid teacher burnout; they will likely, if done consistently, lead to more physical exercise. More physical exercise increases happiness.
Let’s Review 3 Ways to Avoid Teacher Burnout
Start meditating, find the positive in every situation, and begin creating movement to avoid teacher burnout and rise above the challenges of teaching. Veteran teachers and student teachers, you’ve got this! You have to take care of yourself to be the amazing teacher you are! Elementary teachers, get freebies (which every teacher deserves) and updates simply by signing up for my newsletter. You are an awesome teacher doing amazing things!
If you’re looking for an uplifting, positive, group of teachers, join my Teachers on a Budget FB group. We are a group of teachers on a budget that support each other, and look for ways to keep life simple as a teacher.