Teachers regularly have to juggle many competing demands. As a result, they can easily put other people’s mental health and wellbeing needs ahead of their own. However, it’s important that teachers take the time to prioritise their own mental health and wellbeing during the holiday break to make sure the are fully recharged before the next school year starts.
Switching on to your emotions is an important way to improve your wellbeing, being intentional about doing things that result in positive emotions can increase your wellbeing Some simple ways to tap into positive emotions include:
Research has shown that social connectedness is at least as important for your health as regular exercise or eliminating nasties such as smoking.
Simple ways to build and maintain your social connections:
Social media has made the world much smaller, and it’s now a simple matter to keep tabs on your people. The downside is that it’s too easy to substitute a quick click for a more personal and meaningful connection and failing to switch off – our phones, tablets and minds can have a detrimental effect on our health and wellbeing.
Mindfulness is having a moment right now. It seems like every man and his dog is getting in on it. When we’re faced with looming deadlines, endless inboxes and mountains of work, taking the time to refocus and centre our attention can help us to regain a sense of calm and control. Pausing gives your body and mind the chance to take stock of the situation and enables you to respond more skillfully.
Practising mindfulness also has other benefits, including improvements in your overall mood, and an increased ability to make decisions and to regulate emotions.
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