5 Mindfulness Practices For Stressed Out Teachers
Most of the stress triggers that affect a teacher’s routine can’t be controlled by them—the parents’ demands, budget cuts, and the difficulties that teaching in the virtual spectrum offers, to name a few. After a challenging 2020, it is not a surprise that educators deal with higher stress levels than any other profession.
A recent study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation showed that nearly 70% of teachers reported a lack of engagement with their jobs and that 50% experience work-related stress daily.
However, teachers can control something to reduce their stress levels inside and outside the classroom: their reaction to these stressors.
In this episode, I want to share with you 5 mindfulness practices you can incorporate into your daily routine to empower yourself and manage your stress more efficiently.
To hear more, tune in to Episode 93 of Technology for Mindfulness!
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- What a daily session of guided mindfulness meditation can do for us (2:37)
- The power of mindful walking (4:15)
- Deep breathing to exhale stress (7:54)
- Becoming aware of each part of our bodies (12:09)
- Writing about our sensations to learn from our emotions (13:49)
- Headspace app
- Insight Timer app
- Calm app
- Mindful Teachers website
- Mindful Schools website
- Book: Patricia Jennings – Mindfulness for Teachers: Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom
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