Stress Management Tips for Teachers

Published August 24th, 2021 by Dr. Hoder

Being a teacher is a stressful job. Especially during busy days like parent-teacher meetings or student testing, it can be overwhelming to deal with the stress of it all. While it can be tempting to work overtime, research shows that relaxing will make you more productive.  Check out these relaxation techniques and stress management tips for teachers to help them through the daily challenges they face in the classroom. 

Do Things You Enjoy —  Give yourself a break and take time during the workweek to do something you enjoy. Whether it’s yard work, crafting or even watching TV on the couch, make time to unwind and relax.

Go for a Walk Exercise is a proven relaxation technique. Achieving stress relief from exercise can be as simple as a 10-minute walk during a break, doing yard work in the afternoon or even a yoga class. The most important thing is to find something that fits into your schedule and works for you.

Get Plenty of Sleep — While it may be tempting to finish a final lesson plan late at night, school days start early. Being sleep deprived can stunt your creativity, diminish your focus, and lessen your immunity. Make sure you aim for 6-8 hours of sleep each night in order to recover from stress physically and mentally.

Practice Deep Breathing — Deep breathing is a great relaxation technique for “in the moment” stress. Those moments when you just need to take a break, give it a try: place one hand where your diaphragm is and place the other hand on your chest. Then begin to take a deep breath, one that fills your diaphragm first and then your lungs. Hold for 3 and begin to slowly exhale. Repeat this a few times or until you feel more relaxed and calm. 

Get Chiropractic Adjustments — Chiropractic adjustments can be beneficial when it comes to your mental health. When you add chiropractic care to your health and wellness regimen, you can help improve your wellness as a whole. 

To learn more about how Markson Chiropractic can help you deal with stress, click here to contact your local South Florida chiropractor.

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