As educators we excel at caring for our students, our teachers, and our staff. But how often do we give ourselves the same level of attention? Research shows that teachers and administrators are leaving the field at unprecedented rates due to extraordinarily high stress levels. We need simple strategies to help us thrive in such an emotionally demanding field.
As a certified Health and Wellness Coach I hear this statement from educators all across the country. Educators who want to feel strong and energized, but are overwhelmed with how to get there. How can you prioritize yourself when you have 500 students, 500 families, and 60 staff members to care for? Educators have shared they operate on 5 hours of sleep each night, do not exercise, have gained weight, and at the end of the day have no energy and too much stress to do anything about it.