Teaching is stressful, sometimes…. We KNOW that. Here are a few things you can do to lessen the stress without taking a lot of time. I know it is hard to find time during the day, but the truth is if you don’t find an outlet you aren’t an effective teacher.
Walk around the building OUTSIDE. Just one lap. Before lunch or before planning or ask your team if you can have two minutes during recess. Help each other out. 🙂
Put a mini Keurig in your room (buy one as a team even) and stock up with Chai Tea, Hot Chocolate, or Apple Cider. It takes 30 seconds to make and the smell will change your mood.
Have healthy snacks, that crunch, available. Granola bars, peppers, carrots, nutragrain bars, dried fruit packs, nuts. THIS IS A GREAT RECIPE: No Bake Energy Bites
Choose a 2 minute exercise for each day of the week. Try my chart below.
File your nails for 2 or 3 minutes. It will make you feel refreshed.
Get a short devotional and read one during lunch.
Start a journal listing one success a day. Use this template to get started.
Write a note or card to a coworker. Helping others smile will make you smile.
Send a letter or email to a friend you haven’t talked to in a while. You’ll feel more connected to the “real world.”
Put on a happy tune and sing-a-long.