• Self-care tips for teachers during COVID-19.
How to alleviate anxiety and reduce the negative effects of stress on your health.Pexels
Teaching can be a very stressful profession, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are, however, steps you can take to help cope with job pressures and manage stress levels.
Returning to the classroom as a teacher may make you feel fearful, nervous, or anxious, especially if you believe COVID-19 precautions are not being fully implemented in your school. You may be concerned about how to protect your and your family's health, exhausted from juggling work and family obligations, and concerned about how to best assist your students in making up for lost learning during school closures.
Here are some strategies for dealing with anxiety and reducing the negative impact of these stressors on your health:
If you recognise signs of stress and how they affect various aspects of your well-being, you can put some simple strategies in place to improve your mental health and well-being. Connecting with people who support you, asking for help from school administration or professionals, becoming more physically active, learning new things, and remembering the simple things that bring you joy are all examples of this.
While everyone reacts differently to stress, people often fare better in the long run if they:
• Feel secure, connected to others, calm, and optimistic.
• Regain control by being able to assist themselves.
• You should have access to social, physical, and emotional support.